Indonesia’s unique and cultural heritage, shaped over the centuries by Arabic, Chinese, Indian, Malay, and European influences, has long been attracting visitors from around the world. This cultural fusion is evident everywhere and has shaped both the country’s architecture and its diverse visual and performing arts.
Despite the recent string of natural disasters which caused a drop in the arrival of visitors to the archipelago, tourists are now flocking back. According to the Data Center of the Indonesian Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the total number of foreign tourists arriving in Indonesia from January to October 2007, reached 3.71 million, an increase of 14.24% compared to the same period the previous year. The trend continued in 2008, with the number of visitors for the first half increasing by 11.66%.
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