Indonesia Architecture

The Architecture of Indonesia reflects the diversity of cultural, historical and geographic influences that have shaped Indonesia as a whole. Invaders, colonisers, missionaries, merchants and traders brought cultural changes that had a profound effect on building styles and techniques. Traditionally, the most significant foreign influence has been Indian. However, Chinese, Arab—and since the 18th and 19th centuries—European influences have played significant roles too in shaping Indonesian archt
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Minangkabau Traditional House 'Rumah Gadang' - West Sumatra, Indonesia

Very picturesque Jakarta, Indonesia . A great photo by Ricky Purnadi Riqua. "Great House" structures representative of the Minangkabau culture in West Sumatra Indonesia.the music, dance, and food are equally exotic.

Rumah Adat or "traditional houses" of Indonesia By Kauwan On Deviantart

Rumah Adat or "traditional houses" of Indonesia By Kauwan On Deviantart Arquitectura tradicional Indonesia

A traditional Batak house in Sumatra, Indonesia, is part of an exhibit at Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany.

A traditional Batak house in Sumatra, Indonesia, is part of an exhibit at Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany. Photo by Deidi Von Schaewen.

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Tana Toraja, Marante village, traditional Torajan house known as tongkonan with intricate hand-carved and painted wooden wall panels and a dragon figure above a water buffalo head replica. Water buffaloes are sacrificed at funeral ceremonies.

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Tana Toraja, Marante village, traditional house known as tongkonan with intricate hand-carved and painted wooden wall panels and a dragon figure above a water buffalo head replica. Water buffaloes are sacrificed at funeral ceremonies.

Tuk Tuk village & waterfall, Samosir Island, Lake Toba, North Sumatra…

JC WORLD Tuk Tuk village & waterfall, Samosir Island, Lake Toba, North Sumatra, Indonesia. natural waterfalls and traditional architecture roof batak

Besakih Temple  - the mother temple for Balinese Hindus - on the slopes of Gunung Agung. #Bali #doors #pintu

Besakih Temple - the mother temple for Balinese Hindus - on the slopes of Gunung Agung, Bali - Indonesia

Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia

26 Unique Indonesian Houses You Won't Believe People Really Live In

Traditional house of Batak-Karo ethnic group in Lingga Village, Karo, North…

Traditional house of Batak-Karo ethnic group in Lingga Village, Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia by neslab

Bena Traditional Village, Flores, Indonesia

Bena Traditional Village, Flores, Indonesia

Rumah Gadang - The traditional house of Indonesia's Minangkabau

Rumah Gadang - The traditional house of Indonesia's Minangkabau

Rantepao, Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia,  When a Torajan dies in Toraja land, family members of the deceased are required to hold a series of funeral ceremonies that usually last for several days before the deceased is brought to a funeral site for burial. The Toraja people live a traditional life in the forested mountains of South Sulawesi.  Photo by Frits Meyst/Adventure4ever.com

Rantepao, Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia, When a Torajan dies in Toraja land, family members of the deceased are required to hold a series of funeral ceremonies that usually last for several days before the deceased is brought to a funeral site for burial. The Toraja people live a traditional life in the forested mountains of South Sulawesi. Photo by Frits Meyst/Adventure4ever.com

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