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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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  • Impressive Pura Kehen in Bangli, on the road to Kintamani

    Impressive Pura Kehen in Bangli, on the road to Kintamani

    Travelling from the southern lowlying coasts of Bali up the mountainous region of Kintamani overlooking spectacular Mount and Lake Batur, one passes the town of Bangli. Once a very important town in the kingdom of Bangli,  today Bangli is a quiet town that comes alive only on busy market days and temple ceremonies, when people from surrounding areas converge in the town’s market place and temples. Bangli is an old city believed to...

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    Location: Bali » Bali, Kab. Bangli

     
    Istana  Merdeka  and Istana Negara: Indonesia’s  historical Presidential Palace

    Istana Merdeka and Istana Negara: Indonesia’s historical Presidential Palace

    Standing  majestically  on the north side of the large Merdeka Square stands Istana Merdeka, or the Freedom Palace, the Official Residence and Office of the President of the Republic of Indonesia.   Facing the large Merdeka Square, here every 17th August  on Indonesia’s Independence Day the State Ceremony is held  on its steps and the palace gardens fronting it, attended by all dignitaries and Diplomatic Corps and...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Pusat

     
    Jakarta’s Neo Gothic Catholic Cathedral

    Jakarta’s Neo Gothic Catholic Cathedral

    Jakarta’s neo-gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral stands on the north corner of Lapangan Banteng, or Banteng Square, which, during the Dutch colonial period was called Waterlooplein, or Waterloo Square in Central Jakarta.  Today, the Cathedral stands right across Jakarta’s largest mosque, the Istiqlal Mosque. Their proximity is not a coincidence. Indonesia’s first president, Soekarno, chose the site for the mosque on purpose,...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Pusat

     
    Jakarta’s Oldest Chinese Temple

    Jakarta’s Oldest Chinese Temple

    Jakarta has no less than 140 Chinese temples across this sprawling cosmopolitan city. However, oldest among them all is the temple at Petak Sembilan in Jakarta’s Chinatown, locally better known as Glodok.   Originally built in 1650 by Chinese lieutenant Kwee Hoen, the temple was called Koan Im Teng, dedicated to the goddess Kwan Im. In its long history, this Taoist temple changed names a number of times. In 1740 at the horrific...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta

     
  • Jakarta’s Textile Museum

    Jakarta’s Textile Museum

    The Indonesian islands are famous for their magnificent hand-woven cloths, colors and designs in material and creations, some intricate, others stunning in their pure simplicity. Each of the thousands of Indonesian islands produces its specific textile, most often based on philosophical and religious values that have been handed down through the generations.   To get a glimpse of the wide variety of these textiles, a visit to the Jakarta...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta

     
    Jakarta's Inspiring Istiqlal Mosque

    Jakarta's Inspiring Istiqlal Mosque

    First opened to the public by Indonesia’s first President, Soekarno, on 22 February 1978, the grand Istiqlal Mosque of Jakarta is the largest mosque in South East Asia both in structure and capacity, as it can accommodate congregations of up to 120,000 people.Located at Jalan Taman Wijaya Kusuma in Central Jakarta, on the north eastern corner of the Merdeka Square, the Istiqlal Mosque stands out with its 45m diameter dome and tall minarets....

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Pusat

     
    Jam Gadang

    Jam Gadang

    Jam Gadang is an icon of Bukittinggi. In the Indonesian language, Jam Gadang means big clock and big it certainly is! This 26 meter tall clock was built in 1826 as a present from the Dutch Queen to the city secretary, Rook Maker. Its roof has been changed three times reflecting changes in the history of the town itself. During the Dutch era, its roof was round with a rooster statue on its top. Today its roof reflects architecture of a traditional...

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    Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kota Bukittinggi

     
    Japanese Army Fortress

    Japanese Army Fortress

    This Japanese fortress is located in Kokas city center, Kokas district, Fak-Fak, West Papua. This fortress is one of the Japanese fortresses during World War II. It was build by making a cave under a hill by a beach side. In this fortress, there are three gates and a bunker connected by the 138 meter long cave.  

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    Location: Papua » West Papua » Kab. Fak - Fak

     
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