It was announced Tuesday that UNESCO would officially recognise batik as Indonesia's intangible cultural heritage. Getting batik to be recognized by UNESCO had been a long and complex journey. The Indonesian government had to produce extensive academic research on batik to make their case. So far, Indonesia has registered nine of its places and practices with UNESCO. Two other cultural heritages are wayang puppetry and the kris. World heritage sites include natural ones such as Komodo National Park, Tropical Rainforest of Sumatra, and historic sites such as the Borobudur and Prambanan temple compounds and the Sangiran Early Man archeological site.