Attractions

Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Borobudur

Borobudur Temple

The world's largest Buddhist temple and one of Indonesia's biggest attractions is Unesco World Heritage–listed Borobudur Temple. It's built from two million stone blocks in the form of a massive symmetrical stupa, l…
Top Choice Hindu Temple in Prambanan

Prambanan Temple

Comprising the remains of some 244 temples, World Heritage–listed Prambanan is Indonesia's largest Hindu site. The highlight is its central compound, where its eight main and eight minor temples rise up majestically…
Top Choice Hindu Temple in Gunung Lawu

Candi Sukuh

In a magnificent position 900m above the Solo plain, Candi Sukuh is one of Java’s most enigmatic and striking temples. It’s not a large site, but it has a large, truncated pyramid of rough-hewn stone, and there are …
Top Choice Museum in Merdeka Square & Central Jakarta

Museum Nasional

The National Museum is the best of its kind in Indonesia and an essential visit. The enormous collection begins around an open courtyard of the 1862 building which is stacked with magnificent millennia-old statuary …
Top Choice Square in Merdeka Square & Central Jakarta

Merdeka Square

The figurative if not the literal centre of Jakarta, Merdeka Square (merdeka means independence) is actually a trapezoid measuring almost 1 sq km. In the 19th century, the Dutch called it Koningsplein (Kings Square)…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Borobudur

Mendut Temple & Monastery

This exquisite temple, set within a cute neighbourhood around 3.5km east of Borobudur, may look insignificant compared with its mighty neighbour, but it houses the most outstanding statue in its original setting of …
Top Choice Museum in Yogyakarta

Affandi Museum

One of Indonesia’s most celebrated artists, Affandi (1907–90) lived and worked in a wonderfully quirky self-designed riverside home studio, about 6km east of the town centre. Today it's the Affandi Museum, a must fo…
Top Choice Museum in Kota & Glodok

Museum Bank Indonesia

This museum presents an engaging and easily consumed history of Indonesia from a loosely financial perspective, in a grand, expertly restored, neoclassical former bank headquarters that dates from the early 20th cen…
Top Choice Amusement Park in Jakarta

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

This 100-hectare park has full-scale traditional houses for each of Indonesia's provinces, with displays of regional handicrafts and clothing, and even a mini-scale Borobudur. Museums, theatres and an IMAX cinema ar…
Top Choice Square in Kota & Glodok

Taman Fatahillah

Kota’s central cobblestone square, surrounded by imposing colonial buildings including the former town hall, is where you can get your bearings. You can rent a bike, join a tour, have a good meal or just wander abou…