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Kraton Surakarta

Address: Baluwarti Village, Kliwon Market District, Solo, Indonesia
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Ranked #6 of 19 things to do in Solo
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 18th-century palace housed King Pakubuwono II and his royal court.
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 18th-century palace housed King Pakubuwono II and his royal court.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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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

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
56 helpful votes 56 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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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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