Region in Indonesia

Among 17.400 Island which scattered from East to West part of Indonesia, there are 5 largest Islands which has many attractive spots to visit. These islands are: Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan(Borneo), Sulawesi(Celebes), and Papua. There are also several small Islands which need to be counted to visit, such as Lesser Sunda Islands (Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Komodo etc), Riau Islands(Belitung, Bangka), Maluku Islands.

Prambanan Temple : a Hindu temple built overnight

Posted at 29 Sep 2014

Built in the 10th century, this is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia. Located not far from the Buddhist Borobudur temple, the proximity of the two temples tells us that on Java, Buddhism and Hinduism lived peacefully next to one another. As the largest Hindu temple in Southeast Asia, the beautiful and graceful temple of Prambanan is a magnificent spectacle and an icon of Indonesia’s cultural heritage. Rising above the centre of the last of these concentric squares are three temples decorated with reliefs illustrating the epic of the Ramayana, dedicated to the three great Hindu divinities (Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma) and three temples dedicated to the animals who serve them.

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The National Monument : Discovers The Story Behind Indonesia

Posted at 29 Sep 2014

National Monument of Indonesia whom also called as Monas is a monument built to remember the struggle of Indonesian heroes fighting the colonial domination. Monas was built based on the idea of the first president of Indonesia, Ir. Soekarno, with the help of Sudarsono and F. Silaban as the architect, and Ir. Rooseno as the consultant. It was built in 1959, on an area with a width of 80 hectares. Monas was officially open on 17th August 1961 by President Soekarno, and publicly open on 12th July 1971.

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Malioboro Shopping Arcade

Posted at 29 Sep 2014

Malioboro is a major street in Yogyakarta. Located in the heart of Yogya, this is the city’s main street, and was once the ceremonial avenue for the Sultan to pass through on his way to and from the Keraton. During such occasions Malioboro would be festively decorated with flowers. Some say that the name Malioboro” derives from the name of the British governor Marlborough from the era when Britain ruled the archipelago, between 1811-1816.

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Bunaken : An Underwater Wonder

Posted at 29 Sep 2014

The Bunaken National Marine Park was formally established in 1991 and is among the first of Indonesia's growing system of marine parks. Situated in the north of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, Bunaken is an island in the Bay of Manado, it covers a total surface area of 89,065 hectares, 97% of which is overlain by sparkling clear, warm tropical water. Bunaken forms part of the administrative city of Manado, capital of North Sulawesi. The marine Park around Bunaken is part of the National Park that also includes the ocean around the island of Manado Tua – or Old Manado, Siladen and Mantehage.

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Mount Bromo, an eerie landscape with legends and myths

Posted at 29 Sep 2014

Mt Bromo volcano is a scenic tourist destination in East Java. The volcano is noted for its spectacular sunrises, and majestic views across to Semeru volcano to the south. The view of the sunrise has to be one of the most breathtaking views one will ever see. The nearby town of Malang has a real Dutch flavour and is a great place to wander around.

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