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Kraton Mangkunegara

Solo, Indonesia
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Solo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Paid entrance fee (Rp 15,000) which includes tour guide. The kraton was well maintained since it is still being use for current event by the royal families such as gamelan performance, dance and receiving royal /diplomat guest. Even royal live here. Worth your time and money to visit this place. At least get to see before your own eyes how... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Maybe I had to much expectation on the palace, but I was a bit dissapointed about wat I had seen, where I was allowed to make a picture and where not. The keraton in yogja was closed due to a wedding so we only visited this kraton. In my opinion your will nog miss something if you nog visited the... More

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I was never expecting that Kraton Mangkunegara worth to visit. However when I visited Kraton Mangkunegara for the first time, my opinion was wrong. This place is beyond my expectation. It is quite huge, beautiful, well maintained and has valuable collection. The tour guide was patient and informative. Total area of this place is around 10 hectares. The museum store... More

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Bekasi, Indonesia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

to explane that Java culture to my children and also many uniq area to take memorial picture together

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