The fourth most populated country in the world Indonesia is a country with a phenomenal history and culture. Spanning more than seventeen thousand islands Indonesia has been under the influence of Hindu priests and traders in the first and second century. However it became a dominant Muslim country after the 13th century after invasion by a large number of Muslims. The Portuguese were the first to influence the country followed by the Dutch. During World War II Japan seized power of the country but later surrendered and Indonesia gained independence in 1945.
Today one of the best places to reminisce the beautiful Indonesian history and culture is the city of Ubud. If you plan to explore the history of Ubud which will unveil many stories related to ancient Indonesia, make sure to spend couple of days in this in this aesthetic city. During your stay find accommodation at COMO Shambhala Estate Bali which is nestled among the city’s lush landscape.
If you are travelling to Indonesia there are several attractions in the country that signifies their history and culture. The Sangiran Early Man site is considered as one of the most important sites for learning about human fossils. It has been inhabited over one and a half million years ago.
The Prambanan Temple is one of the biggest Hindu temples in the region. It was constructed in the 9th century and dedicated to Hindu Gods. The architecture and carvings in the temple are simply awe inspiring, giving you a clear sight of the artistry during that era.
An icon of Indonesia the Buddhist temple Borobudur is one of the famous spots for culture vultures. Dating back to the 8th and 9th centuries the construction of the temple is nothing but magnificent. Built on three tiers, they signify the Buddhist cosmology Kamadhatu, Rupadhatu and Arupadhatu.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.