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Kraton Mangkunegara

Solo, Indonesia
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Ranked #5 of 20 Attractions in Solo
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Owner 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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Pekanbaru, Indonesia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It's one of good place to know about the history of late Javanese Kingdom or sultanate. You may also imagine how the people devoted their self to the interest of their leader. There is also a picture of a King who was wearing a military costume which is claimed was imitated by Napoleon after his visit to Mangkunegara, Solo.

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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

its a pity such a heritage left not well maintained, the grass and plants barely growing and the museum has poorly lighting and piled with thick dust on their collection...remember to wear up till knee skirt and shoes, as they dont allow shorts, sleeveless and slippers to enter the main building, opens from 10-2pm on working days, up till 1... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I love to be in here, you can sit and enjoy the gamelan music “live” and the taditional dancers practise in that place, the tour guide so nice and friendly. Really love the athmospere in here.You can see inside there is museum, and if you are lucky enough, you can meet The Prince, i am lucky :) can meet the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
21 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
248 reviews 248 reviews
82 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
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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53 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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Jakarta, Indonesia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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