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Ujung Kulon

World Heritage Site #608 : Ujung Kulon National Park

World Heritage Site #608 : Ujung Kulon National Park

This national park, located in the extreme south-western tip of Java on the Sunda shelf, includes the Ujung Kulon peninsula and several offshore islands and encompasses the natural reserve of Krakatoa. In addition to its natural beauty and geological interest – particularly for the study of inland volcanoes – it contains the largest remaining area […]

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Borobudur

World Heritage Site #592 :: Borobudur Temple Compounds

World Heritage Site #592 :: Borobudur Temple Compounds

This famous Buddhist temple, dating from the 8th and 9th centuries, is located in central Java. It was built in three tiers: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of a cone with three circular platforms and, at the top, a monumental stupa. The walls and balustrades are decorated with fine low […]

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Prambanan

World Heritage Site #642 :: Prambanan Temple Compounds

World Heritage Site #642 :: Prambanan Temple Compounds

Table of Contents Built in the 10th century, this is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia. 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 […]

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Komodo National Park

World Heritage Site #609: Komodo National Park

World Heritage Site #609: Komodo National Park

Table of Contents These volcanic islands are inhabited by a population of around 5,700 giant lizards, whose appearance and aggressive behaviour have led to them being called ‘Komodo dragons’. They exist nowhere else in the world and are of great interest to scientists studying the theory of evolution. The rugged hillsides of dry savannah and […]

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Travel Guide@Ujung Kulon

Ujung Kulon National Park :: Location and Tourist Maps

Ujung Kulon National Park :: Location and Tourist Maps

Location map: GPS Coordinates: S6.75, E105.333333 Tourist Map: Banten Tourist Map Ujung Kulon National Park

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Sangiran Early Man Site

World Heritage Site #593: Sangiran Early Man Site, Indonesia.

World Heritage Site #593: Sangiran Early Man Site, Indonesia.

Table of Contents Excavations here from 1936 to 1941 led to the discovery of the first hominid fossil at this site. Later, 50 fossils of Meganthropus palaeo and Pithecanthropus erectus/Homo erectus were found – half of all the world’s known hominid fossils. Inhabited for the past one and a half million years, Sangiran is one […]

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Komodo National Park :: Map

Komodo National Park :: Map

GPS Coordinates: -8.4S, 119.35E Location map: Tourist Map from IndonesiaTravelling.com

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