Indonesia’s long history makes it the fascinating country it is now. The Dutch colonised Indonesia from the 1800s until 1945, and left a lot of cultural heritage behind, in the form of language, customs, and buildings. Read our guide to the most stunning Dutch colonial buildings in Indonesia.
This iconic building is a landmark and tourism icon of the Bangka Belitung archipelago, off the coast of Sumatra. The lighthouse was built by the Dutch in 1882 to guard their ships as they entered the Indonesian archipelago from the north. It’s still operational today. Lengkuas Island is very popular for its pristine beaches, and tourists can also go up the 12-storey lighthouse for views of the whole island.