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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 Sam Poo Kong Temple of Semarang

    The Sam Poo Kong Temple of Semarang

    The Sam Poo Kong Temple, also known as Gedung Batu (the Stone Building) is the oldest Chinese temple in Semarang, capital of the province of Central Java. Unlike most temples, the building does not belong to any specific religion, but rather functions as a place of worship for people of various ethnicities and religious groups including Buddhists, Taoists and Muslims. The temple is located on Jalan Simongan, West Semarang.Sam Poo Kong is the...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kota Semarang

     
    Fort Rotterdam and the I La Galigo Museum within:  History of South Sulawesi

    Fort Rotterdam and the I La Galigo Museum within: History of South Sulawesi

    Standing majestically at the western coast of Makassar, Fort Rotterdam is recognized as the city’s most iconic landmark. With historical traces dating back to the Kingom of Gowa from the 16thth century to colonization by the Dutch, this Fort has silently witnessed many episodes in Makassar’s history, playing a most essential role in its development. Its magnificence and authenticity has always captivated those who set eyes on it. A...

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    Location: Sulawesi » South Sulawesi » Kota Makassar

     
    Memorial Museum of the Sultanate of Ternate

    Memorial Museum of the Sultanate of Ternate

    The Sultan of Ternate Kedaton Museum is a center to discover the splendor of the royal legacy of the Sultanate of Ternate. Located in the Village of Sao Sio, Ternate District, North Maluku, the Sultan of Ternate Kedaton Memorial Museum displays a large collection of objects from the Sultanate of Ternate era and throughout the time of the arrival of the Europeans in Maluku since the 15th century onward. Entrance to the museum is free for all who...

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    Location: Maluku » North Maluku » Kota Ternate

     
    The Grand Mosque and the Old Banten Complex

    The Grand Mosque and the Old Banten Complex

    Founded in 16th Century, the Banten Sultanate was once a thriving Islamic kingdom and one of the most prominent trading centers in Southeast Asia. In its heydays, merchants from China, India, Turkey, England, Portugal and the Netherlands were frequent visitors to the Banten harbor. Spices, silk, Chinese ceramics, gold, jewelry and other Asian goods attracted European merchants. Banten was then a pioneer in international...

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    Location: Java » Banten » Kab. Serang

     
  • The Temples Of Bahal (Portibi)

    Unlike on the island of Java, where legacies of once thriving Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms are evident through imposing temples, these are rarely found on Sumatra. Among the few discovered on Sumatra, one particular temple complex stands out as a rare monument of the time when Buddhism flourished on the island.  The complex is called the Bahal Temples and is located at the Bahal Village, at Padang Bolak District, South Tapanuli Regency,...

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    Location: Sumatra » North Sumatra » Kab. Tapanuli Selatan

     
    Bandung’s Impressive Museum of Geology

    Bandung’s Impressive Museum of Geology

    Indonesia is blessed with bountiful nature, not only above the ground with its amazing mountains and fertile soil, or under the sea with wonderful and colorful underwater life, but also in the earth’s belly with numerous mineral resources such as oil, tin, coal, copper to silver and gold ore and precious stones.    Punctuated by numerous active volcanoes that form part of thePacific  Ring of Fire, the Indonesian archipelago...

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    Location: Java » West Java » Kota Bandung

     
    SAWAHLUNTO

    SAWAHLUNTO

    After an hour’s drive from the city of Padang to its northeastern outskirts, the road splits. Lake Singkarak lies to the left and Sawahlunto to the right, some 95 kilometers from Padang.  Sawahlunto is known as the town of the ‘black pearl’ harking back to the once-abundant coal which was the town’s prominent product. Today, approaching the town one finds deserted rail roads, stepped rice fields, and the familiar...

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    Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kota Sawahlunto

     
    AMBARAWA

    AMBARAWA

    The hinterland of Semarang, capital of the province of Central Java is lush green:  a beautiful scenic landscape of rising volcanoes, green valleys and fertile rice fields.  Cruise lines call on Semarang to allow passengers to visit the nearby 9th century Borobudur Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site.   One and a half hour’s driving from Semarang on a smooth road towards Salatiga, one enjoys the true Javanese rural life...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kota Semarang, Kab. Semarang

     
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