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As a country with over 350 cultural ethnic groups, the cultural diversity of Indonesia deserves to be explored. Discover unique cultures and witness traditional life in Indonesia with a visit to one of the many  traditional local villages where residents maintain indigenous cultures, living just as their ancestors did centuries ago. Spread throughout Indonesia, traditional villages offer the chance to experience something uniquely Indonesian, places where traditional beliefs and rituals, practices still dominate daily life.  The traditional communities and cultural groups who live in these villages still practice their ethnic rituals, customs, produce exotic arts and crafts and wear traditional clothes. The main attraction of these villages is the chance to see and experience distinctive cultures which remain free from influences of modernisation. A visit to a traditional village is an unforgettable experience and offers the rare opportunity to embrace a purely village atmosphere.

 

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  • Gedong Village

    Gedong Village

    There is an old Greek proverb that says “Simplicity is the shortest path to beauty”; this is the perfect expression for the small charming Gedong Village located at Kuto Panji, Belinyu sub-district, Bangka Regency, in the Bangka-Belitung Province. Standing as solid proof of Bangka-Belitung’s uniquely diverse cultural origins and highlighted with heavy Chinese atmosphere, Gedong Village is arguably the oldest Chinatown complex on...

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    Location: Sumatra » Bangka Belitung

     
     The City of Jambi

    The City of Jambi

    Located on the east coast of the island of Sumatra, the city of Jambi is the capital city of the province that bears the same name, namely: the province of Jambi. The city of Jambi straddles the long and wide Batanghari river that has its source in the Bukit Barisan range, at Danau Diatas and Danau Dibawah (the Upper and Lower Lakes) in the Minangkabau highlands of West Sumatra near Lake Singkarak.  The river pours out at the Strait of...

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    Location: Sumatra » Jambi » Kota Jambi

     
    Saung Angklung Udjo Village: Nature and Culture in Perfect Harmony

    Saung Angklung Udjo Village: Nature and Culture in Perfect Harmony

    A group of children joyfully line up in traditional Sundanese costume, welcoming all visitors as they walk into the green bamboo hall of Saung Angklung Udjo Village in Bandung, West Java. Simply translated as Udjo’s House of Angklung, this one-stop cultural workshop offers a complete experience around angklung, Indonesia’s traditional musical instrument made of bamboo.  Angklung consists of one single note, creating a soothing...

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    Location: Java » West Java » Kota Bandung

     

    Candirejo Village : experience rural Java’s traditional life

    When visiting the impressive Borobudur Buddhist Temple in Central Java, the temple itself is not the only place of interest in the area. Not far from Borobudur is an interesting little village called Candirejo that is definitely worth a visit. For a break from “modern” life, designate a few days to watch, learn and experience life in this this quaint town, where ancient traditions are still followed, and indeed the village is best...

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

     
  • Setu Babakan

    Setu Babakan

    Located at Srengseng Sawah in the subdistrict of Jagakarsa in South Jakarta, is Setu Babakan, a man-made lake that is a water catchment area for the city of Jakarta. The lake receives its water from the Ciliwung river that flows here from the mountains of West Java. Covering an area of around 30 hectares, this peaceful lake is surrounded by clusters of shady fruit trees among which are mangoes, mangosteens, rambutans, starfruit, guava, jackfruit,...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Selatan

     
    Kepuhsari Village:  where the Sophisticated Craft of the Wayang Shadow Play is kept alive

    Kepuhsari Village: where the Sophisticated Craft of the Wayang Shadow Play is kept alive

    Indonesia’s art of Wayang Kulit,  more popularly known as the Wayang Shadow Play, is among  the world’s greatest story-telling tradition and is recognized by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.  Embedded in the ancient Javanese culture since the 8th century, the art has been performed in villages to cities and royal courts for hundreds of years, and remains very much alive until today...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kab. Wonogiri

     
    Pampang Cultural Park

    Pampang Cultural Park

    Pampang Cultural Park is a cultural site to see when traveling to East Kalimantan. Dayak Kenyah tribe live in this area after their migration in 1967 from their original hometown of Apokayan in Malinau district, East Kalimantan. They left their village to stay near urban areas, so that they could obtain education and fulfill their basic needs. At present, not less than 800 members of Dayak Kenyah community live in Pampang village. Dayak...

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    Location: Kalimantan » East Kalimantan » Kota Samarinda

     
    Bulukumba

    Bulukumba

    Located at the most southern tip of South Sulawesi’s peninsula, 153 kilometers south of Makassar, lies the district of Bulukumba , holding hidden marvels in its pristine beaches, underwater gardens, and   unique maritime culture. The district is also known as Butta Panrita Lopi or ‘the land of the phinisi schooners” for its long tradition in building these majestic crafts, the pride of the Bugis people. According to...

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    Location: Sulawesi » South Sulawesi » Kab. Bulukumba

     
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