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Benteng Vrederburg Museum

Benteng Vrederburg Museum

The museum which was the Dutch defense headquarters is built in 1760 by Sri Sultan Hamenku Buwono I  at the request of the Dutch. The building which is located in Ahmad Yani street no 6, Yogyakarta was officially became a museum in 1992 with the name of “Benteng Yogyakarta Museum”.  This fort is surrounded by many other Dutch styled buildings that was bu...

Candi Prambanan

Candi Prambanan

Candi Prambanan or Candi Rara Jonggrang is a Hindu temple located on the boundary between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces, Indonesia. It is dedicated to the Trimurti, the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva). The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is also the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia, and one of the biggest in Southeast Asia.

Circle Monument of Ulee Lheu

Circle Monument of Ulee Lheu

Ulee Lheue is a village in the district Meuraksa, Banda Aceh. In this village was located Ulee Port. This rectangular-shaped monument has stand for 3 years, but now the monument is being destroyed. Source of pic: http://bandaacehkotamadani.wordpress.com/

Zero Point Monument in Aceh

Zero Point Monument in Aceh

Tugu Titik Nol (Zero Point Monument) is located in Gampong Pande, Aceh. It is the silence proof declaring that the place is the forerunner to the establishment of the Sultanate of Aceh Darussalam in the era of Sultan Johansyah in Ramadhan 1st or April 22nd, 1205. Source of Pic: http://charmingaceh.blogspot.co.id/

The Statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana in Bali

The Statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana in Bali

One of the icons of South Kuta Bali is a statue named Garuda Wisnu Kencana. The strong fierce looking statue is made by a Balinese famous sculptor, I Nyoman Nuarta. The statue is considered as an embodiment of God Wisnu which in Hinduism is known as the god of nature’s keeper. The statue should be formed as God Wisnu riding ¬†Garuda, a bird mounted by the God. However, on the monetary crisi...