Includes all information about places of tourism and culture in Indonesia

YOGYAKARTA,  indeed deserves to be called Student City. Not only has a great variety of places of education, the city also makes tourism as one means of education.

Taman Pintar Yogyakarta was built a combined private and provincial governments of Yogyakarta. Its construction began in May 2006 and inaugurated on June 9, 2007.

All displays can be seen not only alone, but also can be touched and played visitors. So this clever garden will stimulate curiosity, foster awareness of the importance of science and technology, fishing creativity and increase the passion to learn subjects of basic sciences such as mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology.

taman pintar
Smart Park ( Taman Pintar )

By carrying out the Smart Park seems a simple motto that is the three-N "Niteni, Nirokake, Nambahi", actually has a philosophy of Ki Hajar Dewantara depth. In the present context, the philosophy that there are consequences to the process of technology transfer refers to the concept of three-A of "Adopt, adapt, Advance".

Called Smart Park because of the region's students starting pre-school to high school can freely deepen their understanding about the subject matter is acceptable in schools and recreation.

Approach to delivering science and technology through various media with the aim of increasing appreciation of science and technology. Broadly speaking, the material content of Smart Park is divided according to age groups and an emphasis of matter.

According to age groups are divided over the level of pre-school age up to kindergarten - childhood and primary school to secondary school, while according to the emphasis of matter embodied in the interaction between visitors with content delivered via the existing bridge.
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Nias island, Sumatra, Indonesia
Nias island
Pulau Nias is 125km of the west coast of Sumatra and is the largest island off it's coast. Nias is 130km long and 45km wide, just smaller than Bali.

Legendary for surfing, this island once hosted a World Surfing Championship round. Reports are that the surfing is as good, if not better after the massive earthquake that caused the 2003 Tsunami. It's reported that vast sections of the reef have lifted 1m or more. Various sections which were submerged are now sticking out of the water. The surfing conditions are best between April and October.

The population is estimated to be around 500,000 people on Nias Island. The capital of Nias is Gunung Sitoli. The airport is located 19km from Gunung Sitoli and the sea port is 5km.

As Nias is difficult to get to it was cut off from Sumatra for several centuries, developing it's own distinctive culture. The Niassian people have an interesting history of animism and ancestor worship.  "Rumah adat' - old stone carvings as well as monolithic free standing stones can be found around the central part of Nias island. Some of these date back to over 3000 years old, the oldest found in Indonesia. The village of Holi has an old 'big house' with pyramidal tombs commemerating the great ancestral chiefs.

Off the coast of Nias lie 2 other islands - Pulau Bawa and Pulau Aru. Pulau Bawa is excellent for surfing and can be accessed via the public ferry. It's a 2 hour ferry ride from Nias.

There is no public ferry to Pulau Aru but you can charter a boat from either Nias or Bawa. This island has some great left hand reef breaks.

You can fly or catch a ferry to Nias. Ferries leave from Sibolga and the journey takes 8 to 13 hours depending on the weather. The ferry is run by Pelni which is a government run company. Check out their basic website for the ferry details

Malaria has been reported on Pulau Nias so take precautions if visiting.

Hotels on Nias Island

The majority of the accommodation on Nias is very basic. There are some nice bungalows right on the beach.
  1. Sorake Beach Resort
  2. Sea Breeze Hotel
  3. Risky Hotel
  4. Magdalena Hotel
  5. The Lantana Inn
  6. Olayama Hotel
  7. Sun Beach Hotel

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Barong Dance is the most popular art shows and in demand by tourists in Bali such as Kecak Uluwatu. Not yet complete holiday to Bali, before watching this show-quality art.

Barong dance we're in two places, namely in Kuta and Batubulan. With the availability of these two places will allow you to reach our place.

Barong Dance is a dance danced by two male dancers, one plays the head and front legs barong, and another plays the hind legs and tail. Barong is a form of animal mytologi many kinds, there is a head-shaped head of a lion, tiger, wild boar male (Bangkal), elephant, ox or Keket. Keket by the Balinese considered the king of the jungle is also called by the name of King Banaspati.

This dance is the Pre-Hindu cultural heritage that use tangible stuffed animal with four legs or early humans who have magical powers. Presumably the word comes from the word bahrwang barong or interpreted bear, an animal mythology that has supernatural powers, regarded as a protector. But in Bali Barong in fact not only embodied in the four-legged animals but some are two-legged. Barong mask is made from wood taken from places like the haunted graveyard, therefore Barong is a sacred object which is sanctified by the Hindu community in Bali. This dance show with or without play, always begin with a demonstration of the show accompanied by gamelan different as gamelan gong kebyar, Babarongan gamelan and gamelan Batel.

Website present to allow you to get a ticket in Kuta Barong dance or Batubulan.

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Sanur beach is one of the attractive beaches on the island of Bali. This beach has a length of 3 kilometers with a coastline facing eastward. Sanur beach is famous for its clean white beaches and gentle. In addition, Sanur beach is a rocky beach that has its own advantages.

Compared with the Kuta, Sanur area provides a place to stay that is relatively more expensive but quiet. Compared to Nusa Dua, Sanur offers a slightly cheaper price.

Sanur beach area is an alternative for local and foreign tourists who want to avoid like the feel of the hustle and bustle of Kuta, Legian or Seminyak. In this area of ​​peace and comfort is top priority. For those who like to enjoy the sunrise (sunrise) then Sanur is the perfect place.

Like especially in the area of ​​Nusa Dua, Sanur also has world-class hotels. Here stood Sanur Bali Hyatt, Sanur Beach Hotel, Mercure Resort Sanur Grand Bali Beach has golf courses in the area of ​​his hotel. In addition most of all the star hotels in Sanur certainly has its own beach (private beach) at the rear of the hotel. So world-class life by staying in hotels expensive fare you can still get in the Sanur area.

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Kuta is located in the southern island of Bali, is one of the forerunner to the development of tourism in Bali. This place was once a fishing village with a growing tourism of Bali and Indonesia and Bali in particular, local residents began renting out private homes for rent as a place of lodging.

Now the Kuta has developed into an icon of tourism in Bali or better known as International city because it is a meeting place for tourists from all over the world and also local tourists.

In terms of Kuta facility has complete facilities. Inns or hotels, restaurants, spas and other tourism supporting too many can be here.

Kuta beach is a tourist spot that has been chosen to spend the holidays during in Kuta. Beaches with white sand was chosen as a place to surf sports and also very suitable place to relax while waiting for the beautiful sunset of Kuta beach. Not one of thousands of tourists the beach is always crowded.

Other attractions that can be enjoyed in Kuta including Waterbom Bali, Bali Slingshot or also Bungy Jumping.

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I do not know how many decades in the area of ​​the road there is an inscription which Batutulis thousands of years old relics Tarumanegara kingdom.

Despite its location right edge of the road Batutulis, hard-recognized or distinguished by building shops or houses. In fact, at first glance similar to the village office or other similar government offices. Moreover arguably the area of ​​solid-flow and the traffic so that the driver's eyes will tend to observe the highway, be alert when suddenly there is public transport with a relaxed cut the road or stops suddenly.

Being in a building the size of + / - 5x5 meter, which is lined on the sides of the iron and crop it, practically this location did not attract attention or imply any special objects in them. Tourist boards mounted parallel to the road so hard to read unless it is absolutely right in front of the road.

Inscription Batutulis is indeed a historical part of Bogor city. Located in the Village Batutulis, South Bogor sub-district, Bogor Municipality, formerly the location of these thousands of years ago was a quiet place, quiet and foggy.

Even for local residents as a place to nest tiger believed that then grow a fantasy of the relationship between the kingdom Pajajaran who vanished with a tiger. Scipio, a Dutch expedition who were assigned to open inland jakarta, describe how they respect and this khimat (indigenous people in the group expedition), facing the site until they dare to forbid Batutulis Scipio who is boss set foot into it because he is not Muslim, it was obvious they consider it "sacred", because there, they say, lies Pajajaran throne or the king's throne. With confidence like that, if by the time they first discovered the place and saw a tiger or some tail out of it, they will not regard it as an ordinary animal

According to historical records, the stele was built in 1533 by King Surawisesa, as a memorial to his father, King Siliwangi, King Pajajaran. Siliwangi King reigned from 1482 to 1521. Mandraguna powerful king crowned with the title of King of the Gods Master Pranic, then the title Sri Ratu Maharaja Baduga Pakuan Pajajaran Sri Haji at the Queen of the Gods.

In the complex there are 15 heritage terasit shaped, stone found along the River Cisadane. There are six stones in the cupola, one outside terrace cupola, two on the porch and six in the yard. One branded footwear stone, a stone stamped knee, and a large stone that contains a wide Pallawa and Sanskrit writings.

Batutulis inscription was made by King Surawisesa as penyelasannya form because he was unable to maintain the territorial integrity of the Pakuan Pajajaran him, as a result lost the war with the kingdom of Cirebon.

Pakuan-Pajajaran War lasted for 5 years. Supported Cirebon Demak kingdom defeated the kingdom of Demak cannon Pakuan after troops arrived to help just as the forces of Cirebon start pushed back. Laskar Galuh (Pakuan) helpless against the "big iron arrows, belching steam ireng, sounded like thunder and spewed hot metal". Spears and arrows so that they are paralyzed by a cannon fell Galuh followed two years later with the fall of the kingdom also Talaga, the last bastion of royal Galuh.

Next to the inscription there is a long stone and round the same height as the stone inscription. Long and rounded stones (stone phallus) This figure represents Baduga Sri Maharaja while representing the figure of the inscription itself Surawisesa. The positioning of the stones were arranged so that the position of the child with the father so readily apparent. The child wants what is commended on his father could easily be known (read) people: but he did not dare to stand next to the father. Thus it is placed slightly rearward Batutulis left beside the stone phallus.

Surawisesa not display his name in the inscription. He just put two stones in front of the stele. One contained traces of hand carving astatala and the other containing padatala, carvings of footprints. Perhaps the installation of slate with a ceremony that coincided with srada the "consummation soul" who carried out after 12 years of a king died. With the ceremony soul of the deceased is considered to have loose relationship with the material world.

In other words, the inscription is a testament to the respect Batutulis a son against his father, and is something that needs to be exemplified by the present generation and future.
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The wind blows breezy in Agam regency. Too cool to touch the body with great tenderness. Meanwhile, the natural beauty of the more felt when the splendor of the mountain that lay rigid in the district capital of Lubuk this cone, full of charm lay. As a region which lies in a strategic position in the region of West Sumatra province, many of storing a variety of potential natural and cultural beauty, Natural and freshly, as well as arts and cultural activities are unique and interesting is one that can be proud of let alone supported by a community culture that now Agam friendly-friendly.

Supporting tourism in Agam District in addition to its natural beauty not found to be forgotten are the memories that are included, crafts people and the various groups that are traditional crafts are still using good hand made handmade woven embroidery, needlepoint, blacksmiths, silver, gold trim and beauty is not playing a hereditary done by the village children.

Overall attractions are within easy reach to transport network traffic, so the way a tourist destination you will find its natural condition, (mountains, hills, valleys, plains and lakes and beaches), supported also by land use that can create so many panoramas nature is very beautiful and very easily found and visible from the main highway is impassable.

Currently, the attraction most visited domestic and foreign tourists Puncak Lawang is located above the height of  ± 1210 m above sea level. In the Dutch colonial era. Puncak Lawang is used as a resting place for the Dutch nobility at that time. From here we can enjoy the area of ​​Lake Maninjau and Ocean Indonesia.

And due to its place above the altitude and the scenery is so spectacular, so this time Lawang Peak area was developed as a location for Take Off Sports paragliding Aerospace (Paragliding). While floating freely in the air and landed on Bayur ahead, the banks of Lake Maninjau, from the air we can enjoy the beauty of Lake Maninjau second to none in this world.

For those who love a challenge and cross country can walk down the slope toward Lake Maninjau or through the protected forest to the object or the Dew Tour back to the hotel. And the journey we travel less complete if it did not try to enjoy the beauty of Lake Maninjau from the air by using Fly Tandem paragliding flight with a reliable local pilot and trained.

Not far from Puncak Lawang, you can also enjoy the beautiful panorama of the Morning Dew. Here, as the name suggests, it was always like we were in the morning. Cool and comfortable. Morning Dew attractions, located not far from the attractions of the lake Maninjau and also are at an altitude of about  ± 1000 M above sea level, and gives you the freedom to cast a view to enjoy the beauty of its surroundings.

From Dew this morning, when you go down to Lake Maninjau by private vehicle or public bus, then you will pass through the region Curved Ampek Puluah Ampek. Towards reached the bottom, you will find a wide assortment of souvenirs such as hats of woven pandanus bags, kampia, collection necklaces, bracelets of bone, and ivy gourd fruit that can be used as medicinal as well as snacks.

The area is named Curved Ampek Puluah Ampek, bend 44 in Indonesian language, because before we arrive at Lake Maninjau, we will go through sharp turns as much as 44 times. At each corner is sharp, it is always marked how many corners we passed, and all the twists it amounted to 44 pieces.

Once you reach the bottom, then you will be greeted by a junction. When you turn left, then you can go visit the birth house in Sungai Batang Buya Hamka, precisely in Kampung Pauh Muaro. In a simple house that's 1908 or 1325 Hijri Hamka born. Now the historic building that has been placed as a house museum Buya Hamka birth. When you turn right, you can go to Lubuk cone, Agam regency capital.

In addition to the attractions above, do not complete it if you do not visit a pond that has water with three flavors, namely sweet, sour and bitter. This tourist spot known as the Water Tigo Raso. Raso Tigo water pool which is located in the city this Malintang, believed by local people to have supernatural powers. Community believe that the water can cure various skin diseases. And the main, the water is believed to keep you young. If you have a desire to stay young, it never hurts to try.

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Gadang House, Padang
The city of Padang as the capital of West Sumatra was one of the oldest cities on the west coast of the Indian Ocean.

When viewed from history, turned out to be a day older than the city of Padang on the day of Independence of Republic of Indonesia, Padang anniversary set by the government on August 7, 1669. This determination in accordance with the raid a heroic moment by the fighters to Loji (armory) in Muara Padang Netherlands when it was destroyed in the fire until Loji.
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JAKARTA Attractions Eagles enliven Ragunan Wildlife Park (TMR) at the end of a long weekend this time.

Thousands of visitor attractions antuasias witnessed by a large circle in front of TMR Information Center.

 Attractions begins a Bondol Eagles are flying here and there to show kegagahannya in front of thousands of visitors. Even if allowed to fly away, Eagles of Borneo, named Simbad and the Bandit is back to his keeper's hand. This attraction gets applause from the visitors who witnessed.
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Selok Mount
Selok are other places in Cilacap, Indonesia. which for some people a pleasant place to spend the holidays. Selok also provides three locations that can be enjoyed. Farms, mountains and coastal areas.
This region is dealing directly with the Indonesian Ocean, so the beach ramps. Waves which malignant characterizes the coastal area, along the south coast of Java.

The fishermen have forgotten the tsunami, two years ago, which wiped out their homes. Now they fight hard against the fierce waves of the south coast, to support his family.
They put a net down to the sea and is usually done alone. Very dangerous, not least because their friends have died, swallowed by the fierce waves of the south coast. They rarely use the boat and catch fish with a tradition that has been handed down. 

Landscape change when entering the hills. Nine caves are located around the hill area, replacing the mystical beauty of nature with a thick atmosphere. 

Many people 
sacred right to this cave and the Cave of the Dragon King, Rahayu, Queen, and Pakuaja, is considered the most sacred. Not a few people who come on pilgrimage, to seek blessings and salvation. Cave is what makes Mount Selok fame as a sacred mountain. 

Pilgrims who come even from outside Cilacap. And among them, not a few high educational background and also held important positions in government. 

To reach the cave on Mount Selok can not use motor vehicles. In addition to rivers and swamps, the narrowness of the road so that the location must walk. This cave is named the Dragon King, one of the sacred cave. 

Dragon King is the cave of the most sacred and visited by many pilgrims. Apart from pilgrims, this cave is also a comfortable place for thousands of bats.
Anyone who wants to enter the cave, should be associated with Waris. He was the caretaker, who knows the ins and outs of this cave. 

The mushrooming of traders at the mouth of the cave, indicating cave visited by many pilgrims Dragon King. This cave is formed naturally. The length of more than 200 meters and the further into the increasingly narrow making it difficult to reach. In addition, this cave also branched out and could mislead those who first arrived.
Usually on certain days, like Tuesday and Friday Kliwon Shura or months, flooding the cave shrine this. There was even a politician or an artist who came to seek blessings. 

Already long ago, Mount Selok be region mystery that invites everyone to find happiness and peace of life.

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Designed and built by Nyoman Nuarta, one of Indonesia's foremost modern Sculptor, the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue or GWK and Its pedestal building will be standing 150 meters tall with its wings span 64 meters across.

Made from more than 4000 tons of copper and brass. the statue is picturing Lord Wisnu, as the source of the wisdom. riding on the back of the mythical bird Garuda as the manifestation of conscience toward Amerta, the perennial goodness.

The statue and its pedestal will be surrounded by more than 240 hectares cultural park which as once an abandoned and unproductive limestone quarry. The cultural park will provide attractions for both local and foreign visitors with supporting facilities such as Lotus Pond, Festival Park, Amphitheater, Street Theater, Exhibition Hall, as well as Jendela Bali The Panoramic Resto, and souvenir shop.

At Present time, the statue of Wisnu, the statue of Garuda, and the hands of Wisnu have been placed temporarily in three different plazas within the park.

GWK cultural park is intended to educate, especially the young generation about the importance of preserving and cultivating world's cultural heritage.

The statue of Wisnu

As the anchor of the GWK, the 20 meter tall copper  statue of the lord Wisnu has been placed temporarily on the highest hill of Ungasan where visitors can enjoy sunset or sunrise over the magnificent view Kuta, Beno and Sanur.

The statue of Wisnu is an illustration of the Almigtry God in maintaining and caring all life and its being. The God Wisnu is owner of Amerta in the formof water as source of fertility. giving wealth and life to universe.

The Statue of Garuda

Right behind the plaza Wisnu is the plaza garuda where the 18 meters tall statue of Garuda Placed temporarily.

At the present time, plaza Garuda become the focal point of a massive alley of served limestone pillars which cover more than 400  sqm open space area namely Lotus Pond. The colossal limestone pillars and monumental Garuda statue make Lotus Pond a very exotic space. with its room capacity that can accomodate up to 7000 people, Lotus Pond has gained good reputation as the perfect place to hold big and international events.

The statue of Wisnu's hand.

The statue of Wisnu's hand has added to GWK cultural Park in 2007. It's one step closer to finishing the complete Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue. This piece was placed temporarily on Tirta Agung area.
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Rinjani Mounth
Rinjani Mount is a mountain located on the island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Mountain which is the second highest volcano in Indonesia with an altitude of 3726 m above sea level and located at a latitude of 8 º 25 'latitude and 116 º 28' BT is a favorite for mountain climbers Indonesia for its beautiful scenery.
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Toba Lake
General Info Location: North Sumatra Province, Indonesia Lake Type: Volcanic or Tectonic Length: 100 km width: 30 km In: 505 meters Additional Info Toba lake itself is a volcanic lake that occurs when a volcanic explosion at 69000-77000 years ago
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Kutai National Park (KNP) is one of the prime tourist attraction in East Kalimantan and could be the right choice.
Aside from being a tourism event, TNK also be used as research activities, camping, and nature education. KNP is the third national park in the country that is used as an orangutan rehabilitation center.

The extent of approximately 200 thousand hectares, contains various types of coastal forests or mangrove vegetation, forest awa freshwater, forests Framework, a pool of lowland forests, forests ulin / meranti / lime, and mixed forest.

TNK also has a plant, such as mangroves, tancang, sea fir, Simpur, meranti, enuang, lime, ulin, Raflesia flowers, orchids and various kinds of forest. As well as a variety of animals, such as orangutans, gibbons of Borneo, bekantan, long tail paper, monkey, slow loris.

Here, you can also enjoy the marine tourism and observation of flora and fauna in the Gulf of Kaba, Sangkimah Estuary, Bay of Lombok, Sangata Estuary, Prevab Mentoko, and Goa tours wind hole.
To achieve the object of this tour, you can only take approximately 2.5 hours to Samarinda, Bontang and then proceed to approximately three hours. Kaba-Bontang Bay using a speed boat about 30 minutes. In addition, there are between Bontang-Sanggata highway divides the national park.
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West Sumatra has different types of areas and attractions, both natural and historical tourism attractions. If your first time to explore Indonesia, at least there are some tourist attractions in West Sumatra who have visited.

The following six attractions in West Sumatra, sorted by most interesting for tourists the Ministry of Culture and Tourism:
Lake Singkarak

Represents the largest lake in West Sumatra with a length of 21 km which lies on the edge of Jalan Raya Padang Panjang, Solok. Around the lake there are several places to rest and relax and are also available from various facilities canoes, boats, and hotels. There are also facilities for around the lake with beautiful scenery.

Lake Maninjau

Lake is quite beautiful and attractive, located approximately 36 km from the city of Bukittinggi, can be reached by passing through a winding road known as the winding 44 (winding-Ampek Ampek). In this lake is no facility for swimming, fishing, bicycle exciting enough water and there are also hotels and homestay is quite representative.

Lake In the Upper and Under

Both lakes are known as Twin Lakes. Both lakes are situated in the village of Simpang Market, District Lembayang Jaya, Kab. Solok, located approximately 47 km from the town of Solok and 56 km from the city of Padang. The uniqueness of the twin lakes is to get to Lake Above, we have to go through a declining path while to get to Lake Below, we have to go through an ascending road. In the vicinity of the lake is planted with a passion fruit taste sweet, vegetables, and potatoes.

Jam Gadang, Big Tower Clock

Clock Tower is a building of high rise tower with magnificent, distinctive Minangkabau roof, situated in the middle of Bukittinggi. Clock Tower a landmark and symbol of the town of Bukittinggi, built on a hill called Mount Enclosure Buffalo at the time of the Dutch Government in 1827 by Contraleur (City Secretary) Rook Maker.
From the top of the tower we can enjoy and see how beautiful nature around the town of Bukittinggi is decorated Mount Merapi, Mount Singgalang, Mount Sago and Sianok canyon. In addition, the Clock Tower is also useful as a guide for local communities to know the time. It is unique in the Clock Tower is the number 4 is written IIII.

Castle De Kock

The fort was built in Pincak in the town of Bukittinggi in 1825 at the time of the popular resistance led by the Tuanku Imam Bonjol and Nan Tiger Salapan against the Dutch. Around the fort is still we can see an ancient cannon period of the nineteenth century AD. Spacious place has been decorated with a garden as a place to watch the height, Sianok canyon and surrounding hills are ancient cannons and building the fort. This is the best place in Bukittinggi watch the Sunset.

Building Tri Arga / Istana Bung Hatta

The building is located in the town of Bukittinggi is the former head an emergency government of the Republic of Indonesia in 1947. This is caused by the Dutch aggression that want to divide our nation. To commemorate the services of Bung Hatta, building Tri Arga replaced with the name of Bung Hatta Palace.
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