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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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  • Mendut Temple : Spiritual Portal to the imposing Borobudur temple

    Mendut Temple : Spiritual Portal to the imposing Borobudur temple

    The small Buddhist Mendut Temple in Central Java forms an inseparable part of a pilgrim’s progress to the mighty Borobudur temple.  Serving as an introductory portal before ascending the Borobudur temple, Mendut has an array of narrative reliefs and most important Buddha statues that spiritually prepare pious pilgrims and the general visitors for their journey to the top of Buddhism’s cosmic mountain at Borobudur. The temple...

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

     

    Mesjid Hunto (Sultan Amai)

    Mesjid Hunto (Sultan Amai). Hunto Mosque is one of the oldest mosque in Gorontalo (300 years old). In this mosque, there are well and beduk (an Islamic traditional drum) that has the same age as the Mosque itself. 

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    Location: Sulawesi » Gorontalo » Kota Gorontalo

     
    Monetary History in the Bank of Indonesia Museum

    Monetary History in the Bank of Indonesia Museum

    The Bank of Indonesia Museum, which displays the role of the Central Bank in the history of the Indonesian archipelago since Dutch colonial days, is located by Old Batavia’s main Fatahillah Plaza, next to the Bank Mandiri Museum, opposite the Beos Station, at Jalan Pintu Besar Utara No. 3, in present day West Jakarta. Built in 1828 in neo-classical architecture mixed with Indonesian features, this elegant, still sturdy white building was...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Barat

     
    Mount Menumbing

    Mount Menumbing

    Mount Menumbing (355 m) a rather high hill in the neighbourhood of Mentok (North West Bangka) stands as a memorial to the history of the Indonesian nation. A guest house which was built here by the Dutch in 1932 was used to house the former President Soe¬karno and Vice-President Hatta during their imprisonment from February to July 1949.

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    Location: Sumatra » Bangka Belitung » Kab. Bangka Barat

     
  • Muara Jambi Temple

    Muara Jambi Temple

    Muara Jambi Temple is considered one of the richest archaeological sites on the island of Sumatra. The eight temple-like structures appear to be Buddhist, and were probably built around the 14th century. Archaelogists conclude that the site was the center of Old Jambi, the capital of ancient Malay kingdom which reigned supreme about ten centuries ago. The capital was sieged and destroyed in 1377 by armies from Burma. For centuries, the site had...

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    Location: Sumatra » Jambi » Kab. Muaro Jambi

     
    Muara Takus Temple

    Muara Takus Temple

    Located some 122 from Pekanbaru, capital of the province of Riau, the Muara Takus temple complex (or Candi Muara Takus) is built by the Kampar Kanan river. Muara Takus has the largest brick buildings on Sumatra found remotely in a jungle clearing.  The main Candi Mahligai is a tall stupa flanked by ruins of several other brick sanctuaries. Its tall shape differs from the normally bell-shaped Buddhist stupas found on Java. The temple is...

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    Location: Sumatra » Riau

     

    Museum Batik Danar Hadi

    The passion of H.Santosa Doellah for preserving Batik, trigger the idea of building a museum of batik. As one of the Cultural identities, batik is an insperable part of the city of Surakarta - or popularly known as Solo. Batik crafts-starting from home industries to giant professional manufacturers - are a common sight in every corner of the city.The history of Batik Danar Hadi also began in this city, when H. Santosa Doellah and his wife Hj....

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kota Surakarta

     
    Museum Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II

    Museum Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II

    Take a trip back in time and explore the history of Palembang by stepping into the Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Museum (SMB II). Not only is the museum rich in its collections, but the building itself is a historical legacy, as it is a monument of the golden age of the Palembang Sultanate.Located on the riverbank of the Musi, the museum exhibits various collections ranging from archeology, ethnography, biology, arts and especially numismatics, the...

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    Location: Sumatra » South Sumatra » Kota Palembang

     
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