Written by Valentina Romano
We are back with our weekly “UNESCO World Heritage Sites of..” and this time it’s Indonesia’s turn.
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.
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).
UNESCO’S WORLD HERITAGE SITES OF INDONESIA
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.
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.
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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