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Kraton Surakarta

Baluwarti Village, Kliwon Market District, Solo, Indonesia
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Solo
Type: Castles, Cultural
Owner description: This 18th-century palace housed King Pakubuwono II and his royal court.
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Type: Castles, Cultural
Owner description: This 18th-century palace housed King Pakubuwono II and his royal court.

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Sanur, Indonesia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

What you want to do first is take the "becak" ride and ask them to take you around. You can bargain the price. My son and I, we are not that heavy with my relatives members paid idr 25.000 per becak. The tour takes around 2 hours. You can see many items from the history of the kings and many... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

No matter what I will respect everything about history because it can't change even though the people who work there don't have the same felling like the old time who work with passion

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The tour guide was nice and polite, only speak Javanese and Bahasa. But overall a nice place to visit, to have some information of last Kingdom era in Indonesia

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This trip is kinda made me dissapointed, because the tourist only could enter the palace in a very little area, we couldn't enter the palace. And be careful if one of the abdi dalem in the museum that contains horse carriage offer you to took a photograph. Because its kinda scam, after the abdi dalem took the photograph, he ask... More 

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Semarang, Indonesia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I arrived late in the afternoon (2 15pm). The front desk sign says its open up to 2pm but the lady behind it said that its still good to go (after confirming with the person inside by phone). we got to the museum and was rushed out because they had to close it....couldnt see much..! Couldn't even go inside the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Good palace guides. Collection of artifacts not as many as in Jogjakarta but they are better looked after. Too bad photographs are not allowed in the throne room

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Makassar, Indonesia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

my review on kraton mangkunegaran got switched to kraton surakarta, sorry for this clumsiness, kraton mangkunegaran is better managed compared to kraton surakarta, best time to visit kraton mangkunegaran is when it is about to close around 12,, since less visitors and you can take good pictures, dont bother to pay and visit the kraton surakarta, not much to see... More 

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connecticut
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110 reviews 110 reviews
42 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Sultan's Palace and Museum in Surakata 9Solo) is a totally different experience than it's neighbor in Yogyakarta. Solo is a less touristic and more 'laid back' attraction, with knowlegeable guides avaiable to show you through the Museum and give a great deal of istory about the family dynasty that previously ruled the district. The current Sultan 9cermonial position) does... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is my third working visit to Indonesia , the first was in Bali in September 2013, the second was in Yogyakarta in Januray 2014. Now in Surakarta, or often called "Solo".I love this place. Local people here are great!they are real , warm and very friendly local Indonesian, whether they are professionals or from the service sector, from airport... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Everything about Surakarta can be found here. The guide was very informative, telling everything he knew about Javanese philosophy. The place is very huge and each rooms have its own story to explore.

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