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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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  • The Ampel Mosque and the tomb of Sunan Ampel, East Java

    The Ampel Mosque and the tomb of Sunan Ampel, East Java

    Among the grand mosques in East Java, the mosque of Sunan Ampel in Surabaya is the most significant after the Great Mosque of Surabaya. Right next to the Ampel mosque is the tomb of one of Java’s early missionaries, the holy Sunan Ampel who passed away in 1481. Surrounding the mosque is Surabaya’s Arab town where the largest part is inhabited by Arabs from Yemen and Chinese who have lived and traded here for hundreds of years. The...

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    Location: Java » East Java » Kota Surabaya

     
    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

     
    The Aceh Tsunami Museum

    The Aceh Tsunami Museum

      On Sunday, 26th December 2004, one of the most devastating natural disasters in recorded history occurred: at 7.O am local time in Aceh, - the north-most province on the island of Sumatra, - when a huge 9.2 RS earthquake with epicenter near the island of Simeuleu,  close to  the shore of Aceh shook the area. This was followed by an enormous tsunami that made landfall in Aceh ...

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    Location: Sumatra » Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam » Kota Sabang

     

    Thay Hin Bio, the oldest Chinese Temple in Teluk Betung, Lampung

    Bandar Lampung is a pleasant and quiet city, priding itself in picturesque bay views, tasty, authentic dishes and good-natured inhabitants of an amiable culture. It is the capital city of Lampung, the most densely populated province in Sumatera with about 7.5 million people calling the place home. Although those of Chinese ancestry represent just a small portion of its population, Lampung is sprinkled with numerous Chinese temples, the most...

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    Location: Sumatra » Lampung » Kota Bandar Lampung

     
  • Ternate and Tidore

    Ternate and Tidore

    Since early in the last millennium, the small islands of Ternate and Tidore in the Moluccas were the only source for cloves in the world. Indian, Arab, Chinese and Javanese merchants used to call on these islands to carry home this precious cargo which sold at exorbitant prices in Europe and the Orient. Cloves, together with nutmeg and mace from the Banda islands were used to flavor and preserve food, as medicines and even as aphrodisiacs. But...

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    Location: Maluku » North Maluku

     

    Tarakan

    The area of North Kalimantan that borders directly onto the neighboring country of Malaysia was once part of the East Kalimantan Province until it was officially established as a separate province on 25th October 2012.  While the young province that has Tanjung Selor as capital city may not be as familiar to most ears as Indonesia’s other provinces, it holds some of the most fascinating wonders, away from popular spotlights. If one...

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    Location: Kalimantan, North Kalimantan

     

    Tapak Paderi Beach of Bengkulu

    Tapak Paderi Beach is one of the top tourist destinations in the province of Bengkulu. With a coastline that borders the Indian Ocean, Bengkulu’s Tapak Paderi Beach merges into Pantai Panjang, or Long Beach, making the entire province’s coast seemingly endless stretches of fun and relaxation in the sea, sand and sun.   Strolling along Tapak Paderi, visitors can admire the beauty of the Bengkulu Sea, watch the enchanting sunset,...

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    Location: Sumatra » Bengkulu » Kota Bengkulu

     
    Tanah Lot: Bali’s iconic Rock Temples By the Sea

    Tanah Lot: Bali’s iconic Rock Temples By the Sea

    To many people, Tanah Lot epitomizes the romantic island of Bali. This is the image of Balinese temples on the rock facing the wide open ocean, perched high above the crashing waves below, with as background the colorful sky at dusk, lit by the slowly disappearing setting sun.   Located in the sea some 300 meters from shore, the huge rock of Tanah Lot is reachable overland at low tide. On its northern side stand two Balinese...

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    Location: Bali » Bali, Kab. Tabanan

     
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