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Kraton Mangkunegara

Solo, Indonesia
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Ranked #5 of 17 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

After a great history tour in Elen Sentalu, we decided to take a long drive from Yogya to Solo to check out the differences of lifestyle and their heritage. We had a lady who gave us sufficient tour and explanation. There was dance performance at 10.30am and even had a glimpse of the current Prince. A few senior ladies were... More

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Bandung, Indonesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Kraton Mangkunegara and Surakarta is not far away. You can walk or use becak to reach one place from another. It's almost the same with Kraton Surakarta, but this palace is smaller and less visitors are coming than tourists who come to Kraton Surakarta. For first time comer to Solo, it's worth to be visited to know some parts of... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This Palace is the home of the second Royal House of Solo. This palace is in a better condition than the Kraton Surakata The spacious layout of this palace is relaxing to the senses. The central pavilion or "pendopo" is like a welcoming center piece. This pavilion is a mix of Indonesian & European design. You need to take-off your... More

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Oberwil, Switzerland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We did not know much about the history of the royal family and all the traditions they had/have. But we were lucky to get the most charming and informative guide. She knew everything and explained in a very lively way about traditions and rituals. Thank you miss ? for a very informative tour

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