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West Java Art and Cultural Parade 2012 in Sukabumi

24 April 2012

Categories : Culture and Heritage

On 31 March 2012, the usually quite town of Sukabumi became alive with sparkling colors and vibrant music as 1000 of artists from all over the province of West Java gathered to take parts in the West Java Art and Cultural Parade 2012. Initiated by the Tourism and Cultural Office of West Java...

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Tag : SUKABUMI

City I Love: Yogyakarta, I'm in Love

20 November 2012

Categories : Travelings - Culture and Heritage

City I Love: Yogyakarta, I'm in Love

Yogyakarta is a popular destination for both domestic and international tourists. It’s a special region located in the island of Java. The city is full of five stars hotels to comfort your sleep, top notch services to ease your travel, a haven for the shopping fanatics and fancy restaurants to satisfy your tongue. Stop right there. Yes all those mouth-watering offers might let you enjoy Yogyakarta, but the best way to embrace the city is to do what the...

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Tag : Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta's Dining Guide, Meetings and Conventions in Yogyakarta

Borobudur Temple : The largest Hindu-Buddhist Monument in the world

22 November 2012

Categories : Culture and Heritage

Borobudur is one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, located in Central Java, near Magelang, or forty kilometers west of Yogyakarta. This magnificent monument is the largest monument in the southern hemisphere and the greatest single piece of classical architecture in the entire archipelago. This...

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Tag : Borobudur, Understanding the Thousands of Relief Panels of Borobudur

Witnessing the Diversity of Indonesia at Borobudur Temple

26 November 2012

Categories : Culture and Heritage

Witnessing the Diversity of Indonesia at Borobudur Temple

A visit to the Temple of Borobudur is much more than the admiring the elegance of a 9th century Buddhist monument. It’s more than imagining that this great stone tribute was buried for ages beneath volcanic ash. It’s more than climbing over the world's largest Buddhist monument. It’s about witnessing the great diversity and the long history of these incredible islands known collectively today as Indonesia. Indonesia is an assemblage of over 17...

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Tag : Borobudur, Understanding the Thousands of Relief Panels of Borobudur

Joy in the Stillness at Borobudur

29 November 2012

Categories : Culture and Heritage

Joy in the Stillness at Borobudur

It seemed that around every corner in Indonesia was something new to discover. We had long bus rides and frequent plane rides between islands that allowed me to ponder the newness of every experience. Every time I really did, I felt I might need to pinch myself. There are all kinds of love in this world and in the absence of the kind of romantic love that fuels so many lives, my great affair is learning and collecting new experiences. Borobudur was a moment in which...

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Tag : Borobudur, Understanding the Thousands of Relief Panels of Borobudur