Best cultural attractions in East Java

Best cultural attractions in East Java

The East Javanese Majapahit dynasty started to lay the foundations of an empire that later dominated the entire Indonesian archipelago, the Malay Peninsula, and also a part of the Philippines for centuries. At this time were built the beneficial trade relations with China, Cambodia, Siam, Burma and Vietnam. As the Central Javanese empire began to decline in the 10th century, the east Javanese kingdoms started to develop to fill the void of power.   In the years of the reign... [ read more ]

Short Guide to Indonesian Culture

Short Guide to Indonesian Culture

As one of the Eastern countries, Indonesia is seen as a land of natural beauty, ancient traditions and customs, full of mysterious temples. On closer look, however, this country is as colorful as a wildflower field. The small and big islands which make up this diverse country are all unique in themselves, each having their own background story, dialect and customs. Being influenced by Indian, Chinese, Arabic and even European nations, the difference between indigenous ethnic groups of vari... [ read more ]