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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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History of Solo kingdom

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Jakarta
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Medan, Indonesia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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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
25 helpful votes 25 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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