UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites of Indonesia pt. 2


Written by Valentina Romano

Since Indonesia is such a big country and it presents some really incredible places to go visit – most of which are under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites’ List – The Golden Scope decided to dedicate two articles to the Indonesian World Heritage Sites.

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In the previous write-up we talked about the Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra, the Borobudur Temple Compounds and the Komodo National Park. However, these are only three of the eight beautiful sites listed under UNESCO.

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So in this article, we concentrate on other three sites: the Prambanan Temple Compounds (under UNESCO since 1991), Ujung Kulon National Park (also 1991), and Lorentz National Park (listed under World Heritage Sites in 1999).

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Ujung Kulon National Park is located in the southwest part of Java. It’s considered as one of the top destinations in the world for the study of volcanic activities, and it presents a beautiful rainforest where it’s possible to see the world’s rarest animals and plants.
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Lorentz National Park is in Indonesia’s Papua Province. Being the largest conservation area in South East Asia, the park spans 2.35 million hectares. Lorentz National Park presents different ecosystems, as well as different levels of biodiversity that could be found across the region.
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The Prambanan Temple Compounds can be dated back to the 10th century, and it is considered the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva. Prambanan is completely covered with illustrations carved in the stone, and the subjects for those illustrations are Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.

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(All photos are from Google.com, and they all belong to their original owners)

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