Indonesia has 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, for both cultural and natural, ranging from temples and early settlements to National Parks and rainforests.
Some of the Indonesia’s world heritage sites are under threat of losing its characteristics and properties inscribed by UNESCO.
Map of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in IndonesiaBorobudur during Waisak day.
Komodo National Park, a volcanic island, is inhabited by around 5700 Komodo Dragons (giant lizards) which exist nowhere else in the world! It is a famous site for scientists to study the theory of evolution.
Beside this important attraction, the islands also have white sandy beaches, various wildlife and rich in marine life and reef corals in clear blue sea.Candi Prambanan is a well known ancient Hindu Temple that stood majestically nearby Yogyakarta in Java. You will sure to find yourself standing in awe as you were greeted by the looming Prambanan temple that look somewhat foreboding yet mesmerizing. It is one of the largest Hindu temple architecture in Southeast Asia.
Ujung Kulon National Park
Sangiran Early Man SiteLorentz National Park is a protected area but open to travelers to visit.
It has the tallest island peak in the world which is the Mount Carstensz Pyramid (Gunung Puncak Jaya), at 4884 metres tall on the Jayawijaya range, and it is surrounded by beautiful glaciers.
Lorentz National Park is the home to more than 630 species of birds and 123 species of mammals. 70% of bird species in Papua can be found in this park!
Also it has many indigenous tribes still living here that go back to thousand of years in existence
Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
Comprise of three national parks – Gunung Leuser National Park, Kerinci Sebat National Park and Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park.
Bukit Lawang in Gunung Leuser National Park is famous for its Sumatran Orangutan and many go for Orangutan trekking in chance to view the Orangutan in natural habitat or visit the Orangutan Viewing Platform during feeding.