Posted by: syadera | November 16, 2008

7 Wonders of Indonesia (Historical Sites)

This is my list of Indonesia Top Historical Sites..

1. Candi Borobudur (Borobudur Temple)

Borobudur Temple

The Borobodur Temple complex is one of the greatest monuments in the world. It is of uncertain age, but thought to have been built between the end of the seventh and beginning of the eighth century A.D. For about a century and a half it was the spiritual centre of Buddhism in Java, then it was lost until its rediscovery in the eighteenth century. For each direction there are ninety-two Dhyani Buddha statues and 1,460 relief scenes.

2. Candi Prambanan (Prambanan Temple)

Prambanan Temple Complex
Prambanan is the largest Hindu temple compound in Central Java in Indonesia, located approximately 18 km east of Yogyakarta. The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the largest Hindu temples in south-east Asia. It is characterised by its tall and pointed architecture, typical of Hindu temple architecture, and by the 47m high central building inside a large complex of individual temples. It was built around 850 CE by either Rakai Pikatan, king of the second Mataram dynasty, or Balitung Maha Sambu, during the Sanjaya Dynasty. Not long after its construction, the temple was abandoned and began to deteriorate.
3. Masjid Raya Baiturrahman (Baiturrahman Great Mosque)
Baiturrahman Great Mosque
Mesjid Raya Baiturrahman is a large mosque located in the center of the city of Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia. It is of great symbolic significance to the Acehnese people as a symbol of Acehnese religion and culture, especially since it survived the devastating 2004 tsunami intact. Construction of the mosque commenced in 1879 and was completed in 1881. The mosque survived the massive 2004 tsunami which destroyed much of the rest of the city of Banda Aceh.

4. Istana Bogor (Bogor Palace)

Bogor Palace
Istana Bogor is one of 6 Presidential Palaces in Indonesia. The palace is noted for its distinctive architectural, historical, features, as well as the adjoining botanical gardens.  The gardens of the palace have an area of 284,000 square metres (28.4 hectares). The original colonial building on the site of Istana Bogor was a mansion named Buitenzorg (also Sans Souci), which was built from August 1744 as a country retreat for the Dutch Governors, including also during the period of British administration.
5. Monumen Nasional (National Monument)
National Monument
The Monumen Nasional (or Tugu Monas, the National Monument tower) is a 450 ft (137 m) tall tower in Central Jakarta, symbolizing the fight for Indonesia’s independence.  It is topped by a 14.5 ton bronze flame, which is plated in 35 kg (1,125 troy ounces) of gold. The design of the monument is meant to combine elements of masculine and feminine. The design based on Lingga-Yoni, the symbol of fertility in ancient Hindu-Javanese belief.  This golden flame is intended to symbolize the spirit of freedom and the struggle for independence of Indonesian people.

6. Pura Besakih (Besakih Temple)

Besakih Temple
Pura Besakih is a sanctuary over a thousand years old and is known as the Mother Temple of Bali. The greatest of all Balinese sanctuaries perched high on the slopes of Mount Agung it’s the holiest of all Balinese temples present. With 22 separate structures, the temples were built between the 14th and the 17th centuries. In the courtyard seats the prominent shrines of Lord Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu in their lotus throne. It’s one of the most important historical places of Indonesia even today.

7. Keraton Yogyakarta (Yogyakarta Palace)

Yogyakarta Palace
It is located in the center of the city of Yogyakarta or just Yogya as the local people call it. Karaton means a place where the Ratu-king lives, other word is Kedaton, with the same meaning. In the Javanese teachings, it has a deep philosophical meaning.  The 14.000 sq. m of the Karaton Yogya has deep philosophical meaning with all its building, courts, carving, trees, and location. This is a Karaton full of significant symbols of human life.

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Responses

  1. Lubang Buaya?

  2. hmmm.. sebaiknya dibedakan daftar antara bangunan bersejarah yang dibangun pada masa kerajaan terdahulu (sebelum abad ke-15),, dengan bangunan pada masa penjajahan hingga sekarang (modern).
    karena menurut saya, keagungan Candi Borobudur dan Prambanan tidak bisa disamakan dengan Kemewahan yang ada di Istana Bogor atau Monas..

  3. hidup indonesia!! semoga makin maju..

  4. this is the trully asia!!

  5. Monas?? masa tugu monas salah satu keajaiban indonesia, yang bener aja?? borobudur dan prambanan tuh baru layak

  6. wow lol

  7. Hi Syahid,
    Bravo! Great blog post! Nulis lagi dong!! BTW, Anda tahu blogger2 lainnya yg jg fokus ttg Indo travel? I’m wondering if we could access a network of fellow bloggers and spread the good news re Indo’s travel wonders to the world!! Let’s keep digging! Best rgds, dian

  8. Lmaoo.
    this doesn’t help me with my project for school.,
    =P
    so stupid.

  9. This helps me alot, your stupid “your mom.;]”

  10. kenapa ga’GREEN CANYON nya jawa barat dari pada monas

  11. thanks, that so helpful ;)

  12. I found this very helpful for my project for school…so thank you very much :) keep posting

  13. hi:)

  14. I BELIEVE THAT INDONESIA IS VERY HISTORIC.IT COLLECTS CONTINENTS N MENDS THEM.

  15. kok gak da kraton sambas

  16. kok gak lagi kraton pontianak
    hm……….
    aq ingin ngeliat kraon sambas
    keren

  17. well this wasn’t helpful AT ALL thanks a lot……

  18. WOW losers

  19. STfu

  20. hinu la ginuga! hi kok

  21. di jawa msh ada lg candi2 lain bkan hnya borobudur & prambanan, now bgaimna status candi2 lain di Indonesia?

  22. i appreciate the help u gave me on my social studies project for school please keep posting it will be very appreciated


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