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Kraton Mangkunegara

Solo, Indonesia
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Ranked #5 of 18 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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 reviews 4 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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jakarta
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Milano
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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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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Surabaya, Indonesia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Bandung, Indonesia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

was really excited to see the keraton but too badme and my bf came around 2pm and its already closed so we cannot see inside the keraton...

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Sydney, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is the smaller of the two palaces in Solo but we decided to visit this one as I read that it is in a better condition than the main Kraton. We payed 18,000Rp entry, plus gave a tip to our English speaking guide who showed us around the palace grounds and exhibits. It was interesting to learn about the... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Very well maintained. Large campus. Still inhabited by Sultan's (part of it). People were playing Gamelan - soothing. The guide was brilliant.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This kraton, rather than kraton Surakarta, is the place to hear gamelan in Solo and see traditional dance. The main pavilion, with its multiple sets of gamelan, is wonderfully atmospheric and you can often come and see dance students rehearsing here.

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