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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

     
    Taman Nusa

    Taman Nusa

    If Jakarta has Taman Mini, - or Indonesia in Miniature Park – Bali now has Taman Nusa, a cultural park that displays the kaleidoscope of traditional houses from the many different islands and deep rooted cultures and traditions that distinguishes this large tropical archipelago. The park was opened recently on 10 July 2013.   Located on 15 hectares of land on the lush mountain side near the town of Gianyar, cut by the river Melangit...

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    Location: Bali » Bali » Kab. Gianyar

     
    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

     
    Tarung and Waitabar Villages

    Tarung and Waitabar Villages

    In the heart of the expanding city of Waikabubak on the island of Sumba, clumps of straw can be seen peeking out of fences on the top of a hill. There, people in the village still hold steadfast to their old religion and traditions that have been taught them through the centuries by their ancestors.     The town of Waikabubak, capital city of the district of West Sumba, nestles in a valley counting a population of around 26,423...

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    Location: The Nusa Tenggara Islands » East Nusa Tenggara » Kab. Sumba Barat

     
    The City of Singaraja in North Bali

    The City of Singaraja in North Bali

    The city of Singaraja, located in North Bali was the designated capital of the Lesser Sunda Islands by the Dutch colonial government since 1846.   The Lesser Sunda Islands comprise today's three provinces of Bali, West Nusatenggara and East Nusatenggara,  that stretches from Bali all the way east to West Timor. Prior to this, in the 17th century, Singaraja was the seat of...

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    Location: Bali » Bali » Kab. Buleleng

     
    Prailiu village

    Prailiu village

    Prailiu is one of the many traditional and exotic villages in Sumba. It is located in a suburb area of Waingapu, the capital city of East Sumba District about two kilometers away from the city center.  Despite rapid development, traditional tall houses with sharp leaf roofs are still apparent here.  However, you can now see many zinc roof houses with different designs.  The local government, assisted by the World Bank, is currently...

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    Location: The Nusa Tenggara Islands » East Nusa Tenggara » Kab. Sumba Timur

     
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