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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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  • Istana  Merdeka  and Istana Negara: Indonesia’s  historical Presidential Palace

    Istana Merdeka and Istana Negara: Indonesia’s historical Presidential Palace

    Standing  majestically  on the north side of the large Merdeka Square stands Istana Merdeka, or the Freedom Palace, the Official Residence and Office of the President of the Republic of Indonesia.   Facing the large Merdeka Square, here every 17th August  on Indonesia’s Independence Day the State Ceremony is held  on its steps and the palace gardens fronting it, attended by all dignitaries and Diplomatic Corps and...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Pusat

     

    Pecinan, Semarang's Chinatown: Legacies of the Orient

      Semarang, capital city of Central Java Province, is a city blessed with a fantastic atmosphere of diverse cultural heritage from those who played their part in its precious history. The European touch of the Dutch colonial era are carved in the buildings in the Oudstadt (the Old City) complex, while the Middle East and Gujarat culture radiate strongly in the area of Pekojan – Kauman. In another quarter, Chinese predecessors of...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kota Semarang

     
    Pekalongan

    Pekalongan

    Less than 100 Km west of Semarang city, capital of Central Java Province, lies Pekalongan, a quiet little port city at the northern coast of Java.  As capital of the Pekalongan Regency, the city is best known for its colorful art of Batik, the Indonesian traditional fabric masterpiece that was declared ‘intangible cultural heritage of humanity’ by UNESCO in 2009.   If the Batik art of Solo and Yogyakarta from the interior...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kab. Pekalongan

     
    The Pancasila Building

    The Pancasila Building

    Another important building in Jakarta that witnessed  historical moments in  Indonesia’s fight for Independence and the establishment of the Constitution for the new Republic of Indonesia,  is the Pancasila Building. This is a small palatial building that now houses the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but continues to be called Gedung Pancasila.     Here, on 1 June 1945 (two months prior to Indonesia&rsquo...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Pusat

     
  • Lasem

    Lasem

    The entire north coast of Java is not only the beating pulse of the island’s economic activities, but it is also dotted with fascinating cities and towns that hold significant historical values and enchanting cultural legacies.  While Cirebon in West Java;  Demak, Kudus, and Jepara in Central Java; as well as Surabaya and Gresik in East Java  are historic cities marking the spreadof Islam on Java,  other cities like...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kab. Rembang

     
    Benteng Heritage Museum

    Benteng Heritage Museum

    For those interested in the diaspora of the Chinese and how and when they settled in Indonesia should visit the small Benteng Heritage Museum in Tangerang, on the outskirts west of Jakarta.   The Benteng Chinese community by the Cisadane river belong to one of the first Chinese settlers in Indonesia, who intermarried and integrated with the local people, whose descendents of these mixed marriages are now known as Chinese Peranakan.  ...

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    Location: Java » Banten, DKI Jakarta » Kota Tangerang

     
    Singkawang, City of a Thousand Chinese Temples

    Singkawang, City of a Thousand Chinese Temples

    Located 145 km north of Pontianak , capital of  West Kalimantan, Singkawang is the second largest city in the province, bordering the State of Sarawak, Malaysia.   Unlike other towns in Indonesia, Singkawang has a distinct oriental atmosphere with hundreds of Chinese temples found around almost every corner of town. This is because over 70% of Singkawang’s population is of Chinese descent, predominantly of the Hakka tribe...

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    Location: Kalimantan » West Kalimantan » Kota Pontianak

     
    Betung  Kerihun  National Park in the Heart of Borneo

    Betung Kerihun National Park in the Heart of Borneo

    Betung Kerihun National Park is a Wildlife Sanctuary cetrally located on the island of Kalimantan, and is the largest conservation area in the West Kalimantan province in the Heart of Borneo. Its hilly topography spans an area of 8,000 square kilometers and encompasses 8 types of forest eco-systems, including lowland forest, old secondary forest, dipterocarpus, sub-montane and montane forest. A high level of plant diversity of over 1,200 species...

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    Location: Kalimantan » West Kalimantan » Kota Pontianak

     
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