Indonesia boasts a fine cultural legacy that is beautiful preserved on the string of tropical islands that make up the archipelago’s landscape. Breathe in the atmosphere saturated with history when you visit Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta, which offers a one-of-a-kind Jakarta hotel experience to grace your stay. One exclusive pick is the Millennium Hotel Sirih Jakarta, which features a competitive range of great Jakarta hotel deals for the savvy traveller to consider when visiting the city for business or pleasure. Jakarta is home to the grand National Museum, considered to house one of the best historical collections in Southeast Asia. It features over 61,600 anthropological and prehistoric artefacts and 5000 pieces collected from the farthest reaches of Indonesia and Asia. The museum is home to the finest collection of Hindu-Buddhist artefacts in the region. Relics, sculptures and inscriptions were collected from Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali and are beautifully displayed in the main lobby area. Some of the life-size statues from Borododur, one of the most famous Buddhist temples in the world, are featured displaying various mudras. The collection’s centre-piece is the 4-metre-tall stature of the ruler Adityavarman depicted in the form of Bhairava, the protector in Buddhist lore. The museum also features treasure rooms decked with the sumptuous trappings of ancient Java. One of the most resplendent statues is that of Prajnaparamita, the goddess of transcendental wisdom swathed in glittering layers of gold and jewels. Golden Hindu-Buddhist statues are also featured, with a bronze Shiva Mahadev with gold applied to his lips, a bronze Avalokitheshvara and a silver statue of Manjusri. The national museum is also home to a ceramics collection featuring assorted objects collected from Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and China, as well as the famous Majapahit terracotta. Visitors can also witness prehistoric artefacts in the form of skeletons from various ancient hominids, as well as collections dating back to the country’s colonial era. With its extensive documentation of a fascinating cultural legacy, the National Museum is a resplendent tribute to Indonesia’s impressive heritage.