Indonesia is not only blessed with the most striking natural settings, but also with unique and exotic cultures and traditions. With more than 350 ethnic groups, Indonesia is one big bowl of diversity just waiting to be explored. The country’s history dates back to the 7th century when powerful Hindu and Buddhist empires fought each other for supremacy on the fertile land. Today temples and palaces from the bygone era stand as proof of how Indonesia has gone through so many milestones.

Cultural events are also not to be missed. Batik making, experiencing the various interesting traditional ceremonies and discovering historic collections in museums are some of the activities that can be done here.

Among the city scrapers and urban areas, Indonesia is filled with more remote areas, traditional villages and traditional communities that are still holding strong to their local wisdoms. This is where guests can experience the real Indonesia, pure and simple, straightforward and one-of-a-kind. Get a first look and knowledge of the ancient belief systems that are still being used as compass by many traditional groups.

THE HERITAGE SITES IN SPECIAL REQUEST

SUMATRA
1. Ampera Bridge, Palembang – South Sumatra


2. Fort Marlborough – Bengkulu
3. Galang Island, Batam – Riau

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4. Kamaro Island, Palembang – South Sumatra
5. Kuto Besak Fortress, Palembang – South Sumatra
6. Lampung Museum – Lampung


7. Megalithic Nias Heritage Museum – North Sumatera
8. Mount Menumbing – Bangka
9. Muara Jambi Temple – Jambi
10. Muara Takus Temple – Riau
11. Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Museum, Palembang – South Sumatera
12. Siak Sri Indrapura – Riau
13. Soekarno's Exile Home – Bengkulu


14. South Sumatra Museum, Palembang – South Sumatra
15. Tapak Paderi Beach – Bengkulu
16. Thay Hin Bio, Teluk Betung – Lampung
17. The Batak Museum and TB Silalahi Center – North Sumatra

 

JAVA
1. Glodok, The Chinatown – Jakarta
2. Ambarawa – Semarang
3. Batavia's Colonial National Archives Museum – Jakarta
4. Kalasan Temple – Yogyakarta
5. Candra Naya Building – Jakarta
6. Gedung Proklamasi – Jakarta


7. Heritage Mosques in Old Batavia (An Nawier Mosque and Langgar Tinggi Mosque) – Jakarta
8. Miniatrure Park of Indonesia - Jakarta

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9. Koan Im Teng Temple, Glodok – Jakarta
10. Textile Museum – Jakarta
11. Kailasa Museum, Banjarnegara – Central Java
12. Lawang Sewu, Semarang – Central Java


13. Mendut Temple, Magelang – Central Java
14. Bank of Indonesia Museum – Jakarta
15. Danar Hadi Batik Museum, Solo – Central Java


16. Pawon Temple, Magelang – Central Java
17. Sangiran, Solo – Central Java
18. Singosari Temple – East Java


19. The Ampel Mosque and the tomb of Sunan Ampel – East Java
20. The Asian African Museum, Bandung – West Java

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21. The Bank Mandiri Museum – Jakarta
22. The Cave of Virgin Mary at Kerep, Ambarawa – Central Java
23. The Ratu Boko Palace ruins – Yogyakarta
24. Toko Merah – Jakarta
25. Trowulan, Mojokerto – East Java

 

BALI
1. Kehen Temple – Bangli
2. Agung Pulake Temple – Buleleng
3. Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets, Gianyar – Bali

4. Tanah Lot - Bali

 

 

NUSA TENGGARA
1. Larantuka, Flores – East Nusa Tenggara

 

BORNEO
1. Betung Kerihun National Park, Pontianak – West Borneo
2. Singkawang, Pontianak – West Borneo

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SULAWESI
1. Selayar – South Sulawesi
2. Bada Valley, Poso – Central SulawesI


3. Hunto Mosque Sultan Amai – Gorontalo
4. Otanaha Castle – Gorontalo
5. Royal Cemetery of Banggae Kings and Hadat of the Mandar, Majene – West Sulawesi

 

MALUKU
1. Banda Neira
2. Memorial Museum of the Sultanate of Ternate – North Maluku

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3. Ternate and Tidore
4. The Island of Morotai

 

PAPUA
1. Kokas – Fak Fak


2. Japanese Army Fortress – Fak Fak
3. Patimburak Old Mosque – Fak Fak