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Many of the world's most ancient wonders can be found in Indonesia. From sacred temples to palace ruins, from prehistoric remains to living traditions, visitors from around the world come to Indonesia, attracted by its unique and diverse cultures and vibrant heritage.

Whether you take the opportunity to see traditional batik cloths being made, experience centuries old customs and festivities with a visit to a traditional village, or soak up some history in one of Indonesia's many museums – the list of heritage attractions appears endless.

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  • Barus port : Once Main Source of World’s Camphor

    The small port of Barus, located on the north west coast of the province of North Sumatra facing the wide Indian Ocean, was once the main exporter of the world’s  camphor and camphorwood. So much so that even until today the word camphor in bahasa Indonesia is known as Kapur Barus, meaning the chalk from Barus. Today, though Barus is a sleepy inter-island port serving traditional boats carrying goods and merchandise, plying the seas...

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    Location: Sumatra » North Sumatra » Kab. Tapanuli Tengah

     

    Sibolga : North Sumatra’s west coast Gateway from the Indian Ocean

    The town of Sibolga is the main sea port on the west coast of the province of North Sumatra. Ever since the early centuries AD , Indian and Arab merchants used to sail across the Indian Ocean to Sumatra using this western gateway.  The main attraction here then was the high quality camphor exported from the nearby port of Barus. Until today, the Indonesian word for camphor is kapur barus, or chalk from Barus, a region that still exists until...

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    Location: Sumatra » North Sumatra » Kab. Tapanuli Tengah

     
    The Adityawarman Museum: Most Comprehensive collection on the Minangkabau History and Culture

    The Adityawarman Museum: Most Comprehensive collection on the Minangkabau History and Culture

    The Adityawarmna Museum in Padang, capital of West Sumatra, is a “must visit” when you plan to spend your holidays in this beautiful province, since the Museum has on display the most comprehensive collection on the history and culture of the Minangkabau, the ethnic group that inhabits this region.   Located in the heart of the city at Jalan Diponegoro, the Museum is also a center for research and has on hand educators,...

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    Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kota Padang

     
    Kailasa Museum

    Kailasa Museum

    If you like religious objects, you should visit the Kailasa Dieng Museum. In this museum, you could trace the ancient Javanese Hindu civilization of the 7th and 8th centuries. The Kailasa Museum is situated in Gedung Arca Compound and belongs to the Central Java Conservation Agency in Dieng, Batur sub-district, Banjarnegara district, Central Java. Since it is situated within the Dieng area, you could also see a beautiful and cold environment...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kab. Banjarnegara

     
  • Imogiri

     Imogiri, the official cemetery of the royal descendents from Yogyakarta and Surakarta, is about 17 kms southeast of Yogyakarta and easily accessible by the bus or car. The tombs lie within three main courtyards perched on a hilltop. Entry into the smaller courtyards housing the tombs of the princes is allowed only by visitors wearing traditional Javanese dress. Open on Monday 09.00 am to 12.00 pm and Friday 13.00 pm to 16.00 pm The cemetery...

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    Location: Java » DI Yogyakarta » Kab. Bantul

     
    The National Museum

    The National Museum

    Located on Medan Merdeka Barat, the National Museum is the pride of Jakarta, providing visitors an insight into Indonesia’s long history in cultural heritage from prehistoric days up to today.   Having recently been expanded, the Museum houses an impressive collection of no less than 109,342 objects covering Indonesia’s Prehistory, Archaeology, Ethnography, Numismatics-Heraldic, Geography and Historical Relics. Here are...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Pusat

     
    The National Monument

    The National Monument

    The main Sudirman-Thamrin avenues in Jakarta lead to the Merdeka Square, where in its center stands the National Monument (also known as Monas--Monumen Nasional) which houses the first red-and-white flag flown at the Proclamation of Independence on 17 August 1945. This flag has now become threadbare, and so nowadays on Independence Day ceremonies, the original flag is taken out but only to accompany the replica flag to be flown in front of the...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Pusat

     

    CIREBON, fusion of Sunda, Javanese, Chinese, European and Arab influences

    Located right on the border between the provinces of West and Central Java on the northern coastal plains of Java, the town of Cirebon is as yet not on the tourist route, yet in its heydays it was a kingdom to be reckoned with.    Today, Cirebon returns to the tourist map together with the other once powerful kingdoms on Java’s north coast from Banten (once known as Bantam) and Cirebon in the west to Semarang, Demak, Kudus in...

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    Location: Java » West Java » Kota Cirebon

     
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