Indonesia is the fourth most populated country in the world that has more
than 17.000 islands where so many important heritage
sites found. With so many islands and different cultures,
Indonesia brings a cultural phenomenon that cannot be found in other
countries. At least, there are 8 heritage sites in
Indonesia that have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage and become a
must-see destination in the country.goindonet, go indonesia,
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Here are some of the heritage sites in Indonesia that
will give different experiences to travelers who go there:
– Borobudur Temple
This Buddhist temple has been known as Indonesia icon and the most
popular destination in the island of Java. Borobudur temple is located in
Magelang, one of the districts in Central Java, near the iconic city of
Yogyakarta. The temple was built in the 8th century by
Syailendra Dynasty. The area covers more than 2500 square meters and
using a very unique construction, on 3 tiers that are aimed to symbolize
3 superimposing spheres (Kamadhatu, Rupadatu and Arupadhatu).
This is one of the most important heritage sites in Indonesia, especially for people who want to know and learn about fossils. This is the place where half of the world Hominid fossils found, which makes it a very important site for studying evolution. In the location, there is a museum where so many fossils are kept and displayed for visitors.
– Prambanan Temple
This is another temple that is found in Central Java. Prambanan is
known as the biggest Hindu temple in Southeast Asia that was built in the
9th century. The temple consists of various tower structures
that are dedicated to 3 Hindu divinities, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The
walls of the temple are decorated with beautiful
carvings told about Ramayana, the Hindu epic.
– Komodo National Park
Komodo is the biggest lizards and experts believed that the reptiles
have lived at the same era of dinosaurs. The national park is also
offering beautiful landscape with 29 islands. Travelers can also divin in the surrounding waters.
– Great Mosque of Demak
This is one of the legendary and oldest mosques in Indonesia. Located in the city of Demak in Central Java province, the mosque is the witness
of the Islamic growth in the country. Researchers believe that the mosque was built in the 15th century.
This is one of the Indonesian heritage sites that has
been recognized by the UNESCO as the only Hindu-Buddha age that still can be found up to today.
– Tana Toraja
This site is located in South Sulawesi and popular because of its
culture, especially its funeral rituals. There are traditional houses
there usually called as Tongkonan which is one of the most important
heritage sites in Toraja.