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Building: Historic Places in Indonesia

Building: Historic Places in Indonesia

Building – Indonesia is a country rich in ethnicity, language, and culture. As you know, Indonesia has a lot of history. It is important for you to study history, especially for the next generation of the nation.

Timeless, you can see traces of this history from the many historical buildings in Indonesia. Here are some examples that you can visit.

Borobudur Temple with 504 Buddha statues

Who does not know the wonders of this world? Borobudur Temple is located in Magelang City, Central Java Province. UNESCO designated this temple as a world heritage, there are 504 Buddha statues decorate this temple

Built during the time of King Samaratungga of the Syailendra dynasty, this temple is the largest temple in the world and has 42 meters and a height of 10 stories.

Prambanan Temple with its historical story, namely Roro Jonggrang

Have you ever heard the story about Roro Jonggrang? Yes, this Prambanan Temple begins with the legend of Roro Jonggrang.

Hindu style, this temple has another name as the complex of a thousand temples. Towering as high as 47 meters with amazing temple ornaments, this temple is located on the border of Yogyakarta and Central Java.

Lawang Sewu is full of mystical stories

This Semarang City icon was formerly used as the office of the Nederlands-Indische Spoorweg Maatschappij or NIS. The construction of Lawang Sewu is quite long, which is about 3 years. After the independence of the Republic of Indonesia, this building was used as the office of the Indonesian Repoeblik Railway Department (DKARI).

In Javanese, lawang means door, while sewu means a thousand. So, Lawang Sewu means the door of a thousand. Yes, this building does have a lot of doors, but it doesn’t reach 1,000 doors.

Having 3 floors, Lawang Sewu has a quite unique architecture and there is a statue of a Dutch woman on the main floor near the stairs going up to the second floor.

Gedung Sate as the center of Bandung city government

Bandung residents must have been very familiar with this building. Located in the center of the city, Gedung Sate is still active as the administrative center of Bandung City.

Gedung Sate has a unique ornament with six skewers on top of the central tower symbolizing that this building spent six guilders in its construction, you know. The popularity of Gedung Sate is not only in Bandung but also in West Java.

Very majestic and unique, right?

Taman Sari, this place used to be a tourist spot for the royal family you know

It is located in Yogyakarta and is part of the Keraton, and in ancient times the royal family used this Taman Sari as a place of recreation. Its unique building and also used as a fortress since the colonial era made it a cultural heritage.

There are bathing pools, artificial lakes and islands, gardens, and a suspension bridge at Taman Sari that you can visit.

In addition to the 5 buildings above, there are many other historical tours that you should visit to commemorate the history of Indonesia. Besides refreshing, you can also increase your knowledge about Indonesian history, right?