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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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  • Bandung’s precious Tropical Art-Deco Heritage

    Bandung’s precious Tropical Art-Deco Heritage

    In the 1920’s when the Dutch decided to gradually move its colonial capital to Bandung, it was the heyday of Art Deco.  That is the reason why until today Bandung still holds some of the best examples of Tropical Art Deco architecture in the world. Bandung then prospered with more and more large plantations and large companies headquartered here. By 1939 Bandung’s cinchona plantations produced 90% of the world’s quinine,...

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    Location: Java » West Java » Kota Bandung

     
    The Bank Mandiri Museum to see Old-style banking

    The Bank Mandiri Museum to see Old-style banking

    Different from its next door neighbor, the Bank of Indonesia Museum, which showcases the monetary history of the Indonesian archipelago, the Bank Mandiri Museum displays the interior of an actual Bank as it was in days gone by.Bank Mandiri Museum is located on Jalan Lapangan Stasiun No. 1 facing Jakarta’s Fatahillah Museum across the Plaza, which is now known as Jalan Lapangan Stasiun or the Station Square.  This area, now called Old...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Barat

     
    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

     
    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

     
  • Fort Marlborough

    Fort Marlborough

    Fort Marlborough. The British or ‘Raffles’ Fort, was built between 1714 and 1719 and was famous as the second-strongest fort built by British in Asia, Fort George in Madras, India being the first. It was restored and opened to the public.

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    Location: Sumatra » Bengkulu » Kota Bengkulu

     
    SEMARANG

    SEMARANG

    The city of Semarang, capital of the province of Central Java, sits precisely in the center of the northern seaboard of the fertile and densely populated island of Java. In the 15th century the Chinese emperor’s emissary Zheng He , otherwise known here  as Admiral Cheng Ho, set foot  here on Java , its auspicious occasion commemorated in the temple of Gedung Batu.  From the 17th century onwards, Semarang became a busy...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kota Semarang

     
    Borobudur

    Borobudur

    The magnificent Borobudur temple is the world’s biggest Buddhist monument, an ancient site widely considered to be one of the world’s seven wonders. Built in the 9th century during the reign of the Syailendra dynasty, the temple’s design in Gupta architecture reflects India's influence on the region, yet there are enough indigenous scenes and elements incorporated to make Borobudur uniquely Indonesian. This awe inspiring...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kota Magelang

     
    PARIAMAN: Home of TABUIK Celebrations

    PARIAMAN: Home of TABUIK Celebrations

    Just over an hour of easy driving, some 56 kilometers north of Padang, lies the harbour town of Pariaman, located along  a beautiful 7-mile coastline. Once known as a thriving seaport, it is now better known for its Tabuik celebrations, the reenactment of the Battle of Karbala and the martyrdom of the grandchildren of the Prophet Muhammad, Hasan and Husyein along with their family members, which day is better known as the day of Ashura....

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    Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kota Pariaman

     
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