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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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  • Palembang Grand Mosque

    Palembang Grand Mosque

    Palembang Grand Mosque is one of the inheritances of the Palembang Sultanate. This mosque is known as the center of Palembang city. It was built from 1738 to 1748 by Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin I, also known as Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin Jaya Wikramo. Some say it was the largest mosque in Indonesia at that time. When it was first built, it covered a land area of 1,080 square meters (about 0.26 acres) with a capacity of 1,200 persons. It was then...

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    Location: Sumatra » South Sumatra » Kota Palembang

     
    Palembang on the Musi River

    Palembang on the Musi River

    Palembang, the second largest town on Sumatra after Medan, was once the celebrated seat of the rich and powerful Srivijaya kingdom, that for more than three centuries - from the 9th to the 11th century - reigned supreme over the Sumatra seas up to and including the strategic Straits of Malacca. Srivijaya was then known as the wealthy trade hub as well as the center for Buddhist learnings. Monks from China, India and Java used to congregate here...

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    Location: Sumatra » South Sumatra » Kota Palembang

     
    Pangkalpinang:  Capital of once thriving Tin-Mining Industry, steeped in Chinese Peranakan Tradition

    Pangkalpinang: Capital of once thriving Tin-Mining Industry, steeped in Chinese Peranakan Tradition

    Located on the eastern coast of Bangka Island, Pangkalpinang is the island’s largest city and capital of the Province of Bangka-Belitung Islands. Aside from its role as the center of the provincial government, economic, and commercial activities, Pangkalpinang serves as gateway for visitors who wish to explore the enchanting beauty of Bangka and Belitung Islands.  Long known as the center of the tin mining industry, in its heydays...

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    Location: Sumatra » Bangka Belitung » Kota Pangkal Pinang

     
    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

     
  • Patimburak Old Mosque

    Patimburak Old Mosque

    Patimburak Old Mosque was built during the Portuguese colonial era i.e., in 1870 by Imam Abuhari Kilian. Despite many renovations, this mosque is still standing strong and used as a worship house for Moslems in Patimburak village. It has unique architecture as it is a combination of a church and mosque with the same square form.

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    Location: Papua » West Papua » Kab. Fak - Fak

     
    Pawon Temple

    Pawon Temple

    As part of the sacred ritual ceremony of Vesak, Buddhist pilgrims making a journey on foot from Mendut Temple to the colossal Borobudur Temple will pass a small yet gallant temple: the Temple of Pawon. While in Javanese Pawon translates as “kitchen”, it is also believed that the name is derived from the word “Per-Awu-an” or a place that contains dust. Dutch archaeologist JG de Casparis claims that the temple is a shrine...

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

     

    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

     
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