Seven World Heritages in Indonesia

The Borobudur Temple may out of the Seven World Wonders since long time ago, but Indonesia still has seven World Heritages. Seven world class sites. UNESCO has released the World Heritage Sites list, and some of them are in Indonesia. Here they are.

  • Borobudur Temple in Magelang regency (Central Java Province). Borobudur is a ninth-century Mahayana Buddhist monument. Borobudur is still used for pilgrimage, where once a year Buddhists in Indonesia (inviting some Buddhists from ASEAN countries) celebrate the religion feast at the monument.
  • Ujung Kulon National Park (Banten Province). Inside this 1,206 square kilometer protected rain forest, the scarce fauna i.e. one-horn rhino has been living. There are only about 60 one-horn rhinos in the worldwide.
  • Prambanan Temple in Klaten regency (Central Java Province). This temple was built up by Rakai Pikatan. Actually, the UN has determined this Hindu temple as one of the world heritages since 1991, same as Borobudur Temple.
  • Komodo National Park (East Nusa Tenggara Province). This 1,817 square kilometers area is the natural habitat of 5,700 komodo dragons, the biggest lizard in the world.
  • The ancient human site in Sangiran, Sragen regency (Central Java Province). This is location where Homo erectus fossils were discovered.
  • Lorentz Mountain National Park (Papua). Spreads out 25,057 square kilometers, this park is one of three national parks in the world that have glacier.
  • The national parks which unified become one rain forest in Sumatra. One of them is the natural habitat of orangutans.

For your information, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a site (e.g. forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that is on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Program. It managed by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 state parties which are elected by the General Assembly of States Parties for a four-year term.

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