SEACS’ Majapahit Empire Study Trip

​L​ed by John Miksic, 5-10 August 2014

A five-day tour of east Java following in the footsteps of the Majapahit Empire especially for SEACS members.

Between 1294 and 1350, Majapahit became the largest empire ever seen in Southeast Asia, claiming vassals from Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula all the way to the Moluccas. The empire’s capital lay at Trowulan, in east Java. During the tour, we visited the remains of the capital, including a large site museum where important works of art are exhibited. We also visited some of the kingdom’s most important temples near Malang, several of which have beautiful relief carvings.

This was a rare opportunity to visit Majapahit sites with one of the world’s experts on the Majapahit Empire.

You can view the trip’s detailed itinerary here.