Borobudur Temple Compounds

Borobudur Temple Compounds - UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for the Borobudur Temple Compounds: The Borobudur Temple Compounds is one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world and was built in the 8th and 9th centuries AD during the reign of the Syailendra Dynasty. The monument is located in the Kedu Valley, in the southern part of Central …

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Prambanan Temple Compounds

Prambanan Temple Compounds - UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for the Prambanan Temple Compounds: Prambanan Temple Compounds consist of Prambanan Temple (also called Loro Jonggrang), Sewu Temple, Bubrah Temple and Lumbung Temple. Prambanan Temple itself is a complex consisting of 240 temples. All the mentioned temples from the Prambanan Archaeological Park and were built during the heyday of Sailendra’s …

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Sangiran Early Man

Sangiran Early Man - UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription of Sangiran Early Man: Sangiran Early Man Site is situated about 15 kilometers in the north of Solo town in Central Java, Indonesia, covering an area of 5,600 hectares. It became famous after the discovery of Homo erectus remains and associated stone artifacts (well-known as Sangiran flake industry) in the …

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Cultural Landscape of Bali Province

Cultural Landscape of Bali Province UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription: Cultural Landscape of Bali: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy forms an acultural landscape of five rice terraces and their water temples that cover 19,500 hectares. The temples are the focus of a cooperative water management system of canals and weirs, known as subak, …

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Fear and Loving in Bali

I have found that you get the same questions from every cab driver in the world: Where are you from? Is it your first time here? How long are you staying? When did you arrive? In the few taxi trips I’ve taken in Bali, after saying I’m an American, every cab driver has said the …

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Getting the Hell out of Bali

I am sick of Bali. To be more precise, I’m sick of every single person I encounter while walking down the street harassing me to buy their shit. I literally can’t go 10 seconds without someone trying to get me to take a taxi, get a massage, buy their cheap crap, eat in their restaurant …

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Jakarta Take 2

I’m leaving Jakarta today. I”ll be taking a short flight to Yogyakarta later in the afternoon. I consider myself a pretty knowledgeable guy. I certainly have become very knowledgeable about the places I’ve visited, and before my trip I considered myself pretty up to date on what was going on in the world. I have …

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