As early as the Age of Discovery, European countries developed many new routes to reach the place that produced spices, and to look for popular oriental products such as tea leaves, silk and porcelainwares. Indonesia became the coveted treasure house of spices to many European countries for its great variety of spices. Not only was this island country an essential hub of the Maritime Silk Road initiated by Zheng He, but also an intersection where trades of the East and West met. Different powers were established to dominate the spice trading in Indonesia, such as the Lanfang Republic established by the Chinese, and the Dutch East Indies by the Dutch. Indonesia thus became a meeting place of different cultures. Up to now, Indonesia still dominates the spice trading in Southeast Asia. It has also become a member country of the G20 that leads the global economy. When visiting the country, you can revisit its flourishing trading history and enjoy the wonderful gourmets and landscape on this land of culturally diversity.