Go Indonesia :: Several Important Heritage Sites in Indonesia


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).

–       Sangiran

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.

–       Trowulan

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.