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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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  • Prambanan

    Prambanan

    As the largest Hindu temple in Southeast Asia, the beautiful and graceful temple of Prambanan is a magnificent spectacle and an icon of Indonesia’s cultural heritage. Located not far from the Buddhist Borobudur temple, the proximity of the two temples tells us that on Java, Buddhism and Hinduism lived peacefully next to one another. Prambanan is known locally as Roro Jonggrang, coming from the legend of the ‘slender virgin’....

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

     
    Pura Agung Pulaki and the enchanting temples of North Bali’s Pemuteran Coast

    Pura Agung Pulaki and the enchanting temples of North Bali’s Pemuteran Coast

    Aside from the spectacular underwater splendors off its coastline and around the nearby Menjangan Island, the serene little village of Pemuteran is also surrounded by Balinese distinct cultural charm which radiates from the beautiful temples that lie in some of the most dramatic natural settings. Among the most notable are the Pura Agung Pulaki, Pura Pabean, and Pura Melanting. Centered on Pulaki Bay just to the east of Pemuteran Village, the...

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    Location: Bali » Bali, Kab. Buleleng

     
    Pura Besakih: the revered Mother Temple of Bali

    Pura Besakih: the revered Mother Temple of Bali

    Rising majestically on the western slopes of Mount Agung, and referred to as the Mother Temple of Hindu Bali, is Pura Besakih, or the Besakih temple, covering  a vast area that offers  breathtaking mountain scenery surrounding this beautiful and artistic temple complex. Facing Mt. Agung’s highest peak, believed to be the abode of the gods, and located at an altitude of 900 meters, Pura Besakih is built in the village of...

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    Location: Bali » Bali

     
    PURA MANGKUNEGARAN: its history and the end of the united Javanese Mataram Sultanate

    PURA MANGKUNEGARAN: its history and the end of the united Javanese Mataram Sultanate

    Standing in the northern part of the royal city of Solo in Central Java is the Mangkunegaran Palace, an exquisite representation of Javanese valor and determination against injustice, oppression and colonialsm.  The palace is known as puri or pura (pronounced as “puro” in Javanese) and not the usual Javanese term “Keraton” for a palace, since politically it was not...

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    Location: Java » Central Java, DI Yogyakarta » Kota Surakarta, Kab. Sleman, Kota Yogyakarta

     
  • Pura Ulun Danu Batur

    Pura Ulun Danu Batur

    Standing enchantingly backed by the magnificent Mount Batur overlooking its vast picturesque Lake, Pura Ulun Danu Batur is regarded as the second most important temple after Bali’s mother temple, Pura Besakih.   According to the concept Balinese Rwa Bhineda (The Balance of two opposites), Pura Ulun Danu Batur is regarded as Pradana (feminine) while Pura Besakih is purusha (masculine), thus the two temples complete the universal...

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    Location: Bali » Bali, Kab. Bangli

     
    Royal Cemetery of Banggae Kings and Hadat of the Mandar at Majene

    Royal Cemetery of Banggae Kings and Hadat of the Mandar at Majene

    Located on the Ondongan Hill overlooking the beautiful Bay of Majene,West Sulawesi, the ancestors of the Mandar ethnic group in the Banggae Kingdom of Majene could not have picked a better place to bury their Kings and royal families than at this Royal Cemetery of Banggae Kings and Hadat.     Located within Pang Ali-ali Village, Banggae sub district, Majene Regency,in the province of West Sulawesi, this where the ancestors of the...

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    Location: Sulawesi » West Sulawesi

     
    Sangiran

    Sangiran

    Have you ever wondered what humans looked like millions of years ago? Take a trip back in time and make the journey to Sangiran, home of the Java man to find out. The story of Java Man begins over a century ago. In 1890, a Dutch military physician and paleontologist Eugene Dubois discovered a fossilized primate jawbone at Trinil further east down the Solo river. This jawbone possessed distinctly human characteristics. Dubois was convinced that...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kab. Karanganyar, Kota Surakarta

     
    SAWAHLUNTO: Historic Coal Mining Town, and Silungkang Gold Songket Sarongs

    SAWAHLUNTO: Historic Coal Mining Town, and Silungkang Gold Songket Sarongs

    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

     
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