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As the world’s fourth most populous country, Indonesia is home to a vast array of cultures. Discover more about the country’s diverse culture and heritage at these temples, mosques, palaces and historical sites.

Al-Akbar Mosque (Great Surabaya Mosque)

Surabaya, East Java

Amirul Mukminin Floating Mosque

Makassar, South Sulawesi

An-Nur Grand Mosque

Pekanbaru, Riau Province, Central Sumatra

Baiturrahman Grand Mosque

Bandar Aceh, Aceh Province, North Sumatra

Besakih Temple

Besakih, East Bali

Borobodur Temple

Magelang Regency, Central Java

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Borobudur Temple was built in the 8th and 9th centuries and is the world’s largest Buddhist monument
Photo: Pigprox/Shutterstock

Central Java Grand Mosque

Semarang, Central Java

Demak Grand Mosque

Demak Regency, Central Java

Dian Al Mahri Mosque (The Golden Dome Mosque)

Depok, West Java

Great Mosque Of Palembang

Palembang, South Sumatra

Great Mosque Of West Sumatra

Padang, West Sumatra

Islamic Center Samarinda Mosque

Samarinda City, East Kalimantan

Istiqlal Grand Mosque

Jakarta

Kediri Grand Mosque

Kediri, East Java

Kraton (Palace) Kasunanan Surakarta

Solo, Central Java

Kraton (Palace) Mangkunegaran

Solo, Central Java

Kraton (Palace) Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta, Central Java

Makassar Grand Mosque

Makassar, South Sulawesi

Menara Kudus Mosque

Kudus, Central Java

Peliatan Royal Palace

Ubud, Bali

Prambanan Temple

Yogyakarta, Central Java

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Prambanan Temple was constructed in the 9th century and is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia
Photo: Alexander Mazurkevich/Shutterstock

Rahmatan Lil-Alamin Mosque

Indramayu, West Java

Salman Al Farisi Mosque

Malang, East Java

Sangiran Early Man Site

Solo, Central Java

Tanah Lot Temple

Tabanan, Bali

Perched on a huge rock, Tanah Lot Temple is one of Bali’s most important and venerated sea temples
Photo: Aleksandar Todorovic/123rf

Tana Toraja

South Sulawesi

Tiban Moque

Malang, East Java

Trowulan Archeological Site

Trowulan, East Java

Tuban Grand Mosque

Tuban, East Java

Saraswati Temple

Ubud, Bali

Famous for its lotus pond, Saraswati Temple is named after and dedicated to the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts
Photo: Sytilin Pavel/Shutterstock

Uluwatu Temple

Badung Regency, Bali

Perched atop a steep cliff rising 70m above sea level and overlooking the Indian Ocean, Uluwatu Temple is one of Bali’s key temples
Photo: Mo Wu/Shutterstock