Traditional Batak houses, Samosir Island, Indonesia

Traditional Batak houses, Samosir Island, Indonesia

Samosir is a large volcanic island in Lake Toba, Sumatra. The lake and island were formed after the eruption of a supervolcano some 75 000 years ago. Samosir is a popular tourist destination due to its exotic history, the island is the center of the Batak culture and many Toba Batak traditional houses remain on the island.

Traditional Batak houses, Samosir Island, Indonesia


Rice terraces in Bali, Indonesia

Rice terraces in Bali, Indonesia

Thanks to Juned for this view of the famous rice terraces in Bali, Indonesia.

Rice Terraces in Bali

Postage stamp with a value of 4500 Indonesian Rupiah ($.46 US)

Prambanan Temple Compounds in Indonesia

Prambanan Temple Compounds in Indonesia

Prambanan is a 9th century Hindu temple in Central Java. It is dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva). The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (1991) and is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia. Thanks to Edwin.

Prambanan Temple Compounds, Indonesia