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Address: Baluwarti Village, Kliwon Market District, Solo, Indonesia
Description: This 18th-century palace housed King Pakubuwono II and his royal court.

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Historical heritage

It was almost similar to Yogyakarta palace. Tickets available at the entrance. The historical building consist of museum that you can find inside the palace. The museum was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Sukawati, Indonesia
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Sukawati, Indonesia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It was almost similar to Yogyakarta palace. Tickets available at the entrance. The historical building consist of museum that you can find inside the palace. The museum was telling about the historical of Surakarta, from Hindu periode to Islam periode. Regrettably the museum was look like lack of maintenance. They look dirty and need to be cleanup. At the palace... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Don't expect too much if you're traveling here on a busy day. The place doesn't get crowded, but you can't enjoy the sand on the inner court of this palace. If you're wearing sandals, they will require you to take them off and go barefoot inside the palace. Ask for a guide cause the displays don't have clear caption.

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Medan, Indonesia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

its close at 4pm. you better get there in the morning. the guard still wearing the old uniform like hundreds years a go. Batik, keris, blankon (head cover for man) , and their hospitality are unforgettable, Many item from the past King are still kept and well maintained., You should stay longer to know Solo and the history better.

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Jakarta
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Collections of old solo arts accessories at one place. You may see the old carriage, old households, and many more. Some space are restricted to visitors, and must use shoes to enter. Some statues in the park looks like the statues from Netherlands. Entrance fee ia applied.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Keraton Surakarta (Surakarta Palace) is supposed to be where the Sultan (king) and his family live. Have no idea about the condition where they live, but the part that open for public is in poor condition. Seems there is none or only a little attention and maintenance for a heritage like this.

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Jakarta
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

So sad to see the condition of the Keraton as it is not well maintained. The place with such a great cultural and historical value has been neglected.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

the museum is not good to open to public. it seems abandoned by the government. dust everywhere, only small portion of museum can be explored, the staff has good hospitality as they are javanese people.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

They didn't maintain their collection.. dust everywhere, some part of the roof leaked.. They should fix the leakage and clean the collection.. And gave the room more lights. I think it will be awesome if they put spotlights at some collections. And they displayed the carts at their terrace, no wonder the carts are broken.. So terrible.. the carts are... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Long time ago there was a kingdom in Surakarta, a cultural city in Central Java that also known as Solo. Although the kingdom is now in the territory of Indonesia and the government is handled by a president, the kingdom of Surakarta is still exist with the king Pakubuwono XIII. The part of the kingdom and the museum are open... More 

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26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This place is much more like a museum because it keeps historical stuff. It has auditorium but we are not allowed to step in. We can take picture from the outside. Also.. in front of the auditorium there are some trees.. the old ones.. and it is believed that invisible troops are staying there to guard the Palace. You better... More 

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