Indonesia Culture and Economy

Indonesia Culture

Culture Indonesia has around 300 ethnic groups, each with its cultural differences developed over centuries and influenced by Indians, Arabs, Chinese, Malays, and Europeans. Traditional Javanese and Balinese dances, for example, contain aspects of Hindu culture and mythology, such as the works of wayang kulit (silhouette puppets). Fabrics and textiles such as batik, ikat, and songket are created throughout Indonesia with styles that vary by region. The most dominant influences…

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Asia

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Asia

Southeast Asia has many magnificent cultural and natural sites that are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The UNESCO World Heritage List is a system designed to protect the world’s unique cultural and natural heritage. The sites selected for the list often represent important eras in the history of each country and also have a significant impact on the country’s current culture. For the tourist, a visit to a UNESCO…

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