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Kraton Mangkunegara

Solo, Indonesia
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Solo
Type: Castles
Description: Built in 1757 by the nephew of the King Pakubuwono II after a bitter power struggle, this smaller palace is still lived in.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The place itself is very nice. Would have given 3,5 stars, but because of a very friendly and funny guide (think her name was Evi) I give it 5 stars. She speaks English very well and she can even show you some dance movements which will normally be shown at the palace. It was a joy to have her as... More

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our tour around the Kraton. We selected this one based on reviews of the other Kraton as we did not have time to visit both. We had a really good guide whose English was very good and who explained things really well. It is a very interesting place to visit although it is sad that the place overall... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A guided tour is included in the entry fee and this was given by a young enthusiastic student. The Kraton itself was not in the best condition and lots of the stuff in the exhibition cases were not interesting. The guide described every single detail in the cases, which got very boring after a while. If you are not that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Definitely worth a visit if you are in Solo. Some very interesting historical artifacts. Our guide spoke very good English and explained a lot to us about the Royal Family. You will need to be dressed appropriately (although my husband was allowed to wear shorts) and take your shoes off for some parts. You will also be taken to some... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

one of my favorite place in Solo ! :) This place always bring traditional Javanese culture atmosphere. You can hear gamelan music which played by abdi dalem and see traditional dance too. You must look to inside too, it's beautiful.I always spend more then 3 hours when visit this place. You also can buy "jamu", and any kind for body... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Actually this is a must visit if you're going to Solo. The museum close on Fridays. The whole Keraton compound was awesome, too bad visitors are only allowed to visit a very small part of this place. The collections in the museum were very dusty, some could really use a proper clean up.

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Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is not a grand palace with a definite "wow"-factor - but it's still certainly worth a visit. You are shown around the three parts of the place by a helpful guide who will give you lots of information that you would otherwise miss out on. Unfortunately, photography is not allowed in the most interesting part... The entrance fee is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was expecting something like the jogjakarta so not much excited. However it is much much better Well mantained and the museum is really interesting and well preserved The guide is not mandatory but useful and well prepared with really good english. Persinally I think deserve a visit if in SOLO.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Kraton Mangkunegara is one of the well preserved "kratons" in Java. It is decadent yet modest... It's pretty beautiful inside and they have guided tours that will explain the rich history of the family and the keraton. You can buy traditional jamu and lulurs from the abdi dalam inside the keraton.. A must visit if you are travelling to Solo.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A little bit confuse when we enter Keraton, because the sign of the entrance too small. We take a picture with 'Kereta Kencana', my brothers wearing 'blangkon'. So funny :) The most interesting place is the batik shop ^^ Very cheap and not bad at all..

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