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Borobudur Temple, Central Java
Photograph by Mark Bell, My Shot
Borobudur Temple was damaged in an earthquake and buried for centuries under volcanic ash. Excavations began in the early 20th century.
Goa Gajah, Bali
Phograph by Michael Nichols
The intricately carved walls of Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) on the island of Bali depict leaves, waves, animals, and demons.
Nusa Dua Temple, Bali
Phograph by Ariyoshi Rita/photolibrary.com
Indonesian women take part in a procession to Nusa Dua temple in southern Bali, carrying offerings atop their heads. Southern Bali is also known for its beaches and five-star hotels.
Mount Penanggungan, Bali
Photograph by John Stanmeyer/National Geographic Stock
In a sacred pool on the slopes of Java’s Mount Penanggungan, men bathe beside statues of Sri and Lakshmi, the consorts of the Hindu god Vishnu.
Village Initiation, Bali
Phograph by Mario Andi Supria
Young men in the Bali village of Tenganan take part in perang pandan, a traditional ritual.
Pura Ulun Danu Temple, Bali
Phograph by Muh Aulia
The water temple of Pura Ulun Danu on Lake Bratan in Bali serves the faithful in the mountainous area near Bedugul.
Phograph by Justin Guariglia
Bali craftsmen create everything from carvings to paintings in hopes of catching a tourist’s eye. Traditional carved masks, called topeng, are also used in Balinese dances.
Photograph by Kabir Malek
Young Minangkabau women in traditional clothes wait to perform a dance in Bagor.
Phograph by Stanislav Fosenbauer
Orangutans are native only to Indonesia and Malaysia. The endangered great apes have lost much of their habitat to deforestation
Komodo Dragon, NTT
Phograph by Theo Allofs/Getty Images
Komodo National Park is the last sanctuary for the endemic Komodo dragon, native only to Indonesia. Largest of all lizards, it can reach a fearsome ten feet (three meters) in length.