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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 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

     
  • 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

     
    Tana Toraja

    Tana Toraja

    Safely protected beyond the lofty mountains and rugged granite cliffs of the central highlands of the island of Sulawesi, are the Toraja people who live in valleys that are lush with green rice terraces and fertile coffee plantations. "Discovered" and opened to the world from their long isolation only since the beginning of the last century, the Toraja today still adhere to their age-old beliefs, rituals and traditions, although many of her...

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    Location: Sulawesi » South Sulawesi » Kab. Tana Toraja

     
    Tamansari

    Tamansari

    When a traveler is browsing in Kraton, then she/he should not miss The Water Castle or known as Tamansari, less than 1 Km west of Kraton. Just west of the Kraton, are the ruins, pools, arches and underground passages of the former pleasure gardens. It was built in 1758 by Sultan Hamengkubuwono I as a rest house and pleasure park for the Royal family. Tamansari means beautiful garden. It was badly damaged due to an earthquake in 1867. Some parts...

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    Location: Java » DI Yogyakarta » Kota Yogyakarta

     
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