UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Indonesia


Written by Valentina Romano

We are back with our weekly “UNESCO World Heritage Sites of..” and this time it’s Indonesia’s turn.

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Indonesia is such a wonderful country, full of cultural heritage and stunning natural landscapes. From Bali, to Jakarta, to the Thousand Islands, this beautiful nation surely needs you to pay a visit!


The Golden Scope selected three Indonesian sites that are listed under the UNESCO World Heritage and that cannot miss when travelling to this country.

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UNESCO’s World Heritage sites of Indonesia are 8 in total, with 4 cultural and 4 natural. As we didn’t want to bore you to death describing them all, we only selected three: the Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra (under UNESCO since 2004); Borobudur Temple Compounds (1991); and finally Komodo National Park (1991).
The Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra spans 2.5 million hectare of Tropical Rainforest, expanding over three national parks. The forest presents a great potential for long-term conservation of numerous species (flora and fauna), which can only be found in Sumatra.
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Borobudur Temple Compounds is a renowned Buddhist temple, which can be dated back to the 8th and 9th centuries. Located in the Kedu Valley, in the southern part of Central Java, Borobudur presents a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces. The unusual architecture makes the place incredibly fascinating and wonderful. UNESCO helped renovating this site in the 1970s.
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Komodo National Park is in the centre of the Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. The park includes three big islands: Rinca, Komodo, and Padar, and several islets. The entire Komodo National Park is in a volcanic region – all the islands are of volcanic origin. Komodo is also known for the Komodo dragons, which are giant lizards that can only be found in this area of the world.
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