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Indonesia Culture

The Indonesia culture is as vibrant and versatile as its landscape and natural beauty. The rich Indonesian culture is the result of the influence of the various neighboring countries and its very own ethnic culture.

The influence of India and the China since the ancient times and the European and the Middle Eastern influence in the medieval age are behind the vibrant culture of Indonesia. Religions also had a big effect on the Indonesian culture.

Though a largest Muslim country in the world Indonesia still has the influence of Hinduism and Buddhism embedded in its everyday life. The culture of Indonesia is well depicted in the arts and crafts of this South Asian country.

Some of the prominent cultural sites of Indonesia are:
  • Palembang which consists of the 18th century remnants of the Muslim rule
  • Borobudur is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The site consists of the Hindu- Buddhist temple of the ninth century.
  • Jakarta is also one of the cultural sites of Indonesia as it consists of a number of museums and markets which are dedicated to indigenous art and crafts.
  • Taman Sari which is a water castle used by the kings and queens for bathing and relaxation.