24 Monuments to explore in Indonesia
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Bajra Sandhi Monument is a monument to the struggles of the Balinese people throughout history. The monument is located in front of the Bali Governor's Office in Denpasar, Indonesia, on the island of Bali. The monument was built in 1987, inaugurated by president Megawati Sukarnoputri on June 14, 2003.
Borobudur Temple is the world's largest Buddhist temple located in central Java, Indonesia. The monument is a marvel of design, decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. This temple Built in the 9th century during the reign of the Sailendra Dynasty. The monument was restored with UNESCO's help in the 1970s.
Seguntang Hill is small hill located in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. This hill is home for archeological relics that related to Sriwijaya Empire, during 6th to 13th Century ago. One of the archeological relics that been discovered at this place is a Buddha Statue in 1920.
Gedong Songo was erected out of volcanic stone and the two complexes represent the oldest Hindu structures in Java. The temples of Gedong Songo reflect a similar architectural structure to those on the Dieng Plateau, though they have less variation in form than them. Gedong Songo displays more emphasis on plinth and cornice moldings.
Dieng Plateau is a marshy plateau that forms the floor of a caldera complex on the Dieng Volcanic Complex in Central Java, Indonesia. The Plateau is the location of eight small Hindu temples from the Kalinga Kingdom. It was built in the period of the mid 7th century to the end of 8th century AD; they are the oldest known standing stone structures in Java.
Fatahillah Square is the historical center of the old Batavia. The square is located at the center of Jakarta Old Town. Today the square is a tourist area home to the Jakarta History Museum, Wayang Museum and Fine Art and Ceramics Museum in Kota, Jakarta.
Fort Rotterdam is an Old Dutch colonial fort in Makassar, overlooking the harbor. The fort was the Dutch regional military and governmental headquarters until the 1930s. It was extensively restored in the 1970s and is now a cultural and educational center, a venue for music and dance events, and a tourist destination.
The Heroes Monument is a monument in Surabaya, Indonesia. It is the main symbol of the city, dedicated to the people who died during the Battle of Surabaya on November 10, 1945. The 10 November Museum is located under the monument. This monument is 41.15 meters tall and is phallus-shaped. It was built to commemorate the events of 10 November 1945 at the Battle of Surabaya. It is the venue every November 10 for the commemoration of the events of 1945, when many heroes died in the war of independ
Pagaruyung Palace is the palace of the former Pagaruyung Kingdom. The original Pagaruyung palace was built entirely from timber masonry, however, the current building frame was built using modern concrete structure.
Lapangan Banteng,, formerly Waterloo Square in Batavia, Dutch East Indies, is a historic square located in Sawah Besar, Weltevreden in Central Jakarta, Indonesia. Lapangan Banteng Park is located in the area. There is also a street named Jalan Lapangan Banteng.
Located a little over 3 km from Borobudur, it is home to an exquisitely carved 3-meter high statue of Buddha. Mendut Buddhist temple Built around early ninth century AD, Mendut is the oldest of the three temples including Pawon and Borobudur. The Karangtengah inscription, the temple was built and finished during the reign of King Indra of the Sailendra dynasty.
Monumen Yogya Kembali, known colloquially as Monjali, is a pyramid-shaped museum dedicated to the Indonesian National Revolution located in the Ngaglik sub-district, Sleman, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Exhibits include 10 dioramas of key moments in the revolution, artifacts left over from the colonial period and revolution, a list of 420 revolutionaries who were killed between 19 December 1948 and 29 June 1949, as well as a silent memorial room.
The National Monument is a 132 m tower in the centre of Merdeka Square, Central Jakarta, symbolizing the fight for Indonesia. It is the national monument of the Republic of Indonesia, built to commemorate the struggle for Indonesian independence. It is one of the tourist attraction in Jakarta porvince.
Pawon is a Buddhist temple in Central Java, Indonesia. The temple was built during the Sailendra dynasty. Pawon literally means "kitchen" in the Javanese language, which is derived from the root word awu or dust.
Prambanan Temple Compounds is the World Heritage designation of a group of Hindu and Buddhist temple compounds that lie on the border between Yogyakarta and Central Java, Indonesia. It comprises Prambanan, Lumbung, Bubrah and Sewu temple compounds, all are located within Prambanan Archaeological Park. An archaeologically rich area dotted with numerous Hindu-Buddhist temples dated from the 8th and 9th centuries CE, historically linked with the Mataram kingdom.
Ratu Boko or Ratu Boko Palace is an archaeological site in Java. Ratu Boko is located on a plateau, about three kilometres south of Lara Jonggrang Prambanan temple complex in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The original name of this site is still unclear, however the local inhabitants named this site after King Boko, the legendary king mentioned in Loro Jonggrang folklore. In Javanese, Ratu Baka means "Stork King".
Selamat Datang Monument, also known as the Monumen Bundaran HI or Monumen Bunderan HI, is a monument located in Central Jakarta, Indonesia. Completed in 1962 by sculptor Edhi Sunarso, the Selamat Datang Monument is one of the historic landmarks of Jakarta.
Sewu temple is the second largest Buddhist temple complex in Indonesia located 800 metres north of Prambanan in Central Java, Indonesia. There are 249 buildings in the complex are arranged in a Mandala pattern around the main central hall. This configuration expresses the Mahayana Buddhist view of the universe.
The Simpang Lima Gumul Monument or commonly abbreviated as SLG is a monument at Kediri, East Java in Indonesia. The monument resembles the Arc de Triomphe of Paris, France. The construction of SLG began in 2003 and was inaugurated in 2008. The building is located at Tugurejo Village, Ngasem district of Kediri Regency, precisely at the center of the meeting of five roads (Lima means five) that lead to Gampengrejo, Pagu, Pare, Pesantren and Plosoklaten.