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Address: Kelurahan Keprabon, Kecamatan Banjarsari, Solo, Indonesia
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Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat - Thu 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Description: Built in 1757 by the nephew of the King Pakubuwono II after a bitter power...
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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Clean and Quite Historical

I like this palace, as it more maintained and also full of history (duh!). Every wednesday there's a dance rehearsal in the main hall. Staffs are all nice, and the guide speaks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Solo, Indonesia
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Solo, Indonesia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I like this palace, as it more maintained and also full of history (duh!). Every wednesday there's a dance rehearsal in the main hall. Staffs are all nice, and the guide speaks good english as well as some german, french, japanese, and dutch.

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Boise, Idaho
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the palace of Prince Mangkunegaran--considered as junior royalty to the Sunan of Surakarta. This palace is better maintained and the guides are perfectly fluent in English. Several times per week there are gamelan and dancing performances. If you have an interest they will let you play along with the gamelan orchestra. You do not need to pay to... More 

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Nasushiobara, Japan
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24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Your guide, compulsory because the sultan still lives in the palace in an off tourist zone, will show you with much pride the collection of old paraphernalia (watches, daggers, crystal) on display. I found the gardens much more interesting, and I really liked the genuine and eager attitude of my guide.

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slenaken
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

You could see how these Indonesian people lived there in wealth and influences stae and government. It is impressive because in what you see you can feel the history. Good thing they didn't attemt to make a modern styled museum of it. It is what it is...an indonesian palace

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26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This King Palace is much more interesting and friendly rather than Keraton Surakarta. The King and the family are still living in this Palace. So there are some areas which are restricted for visitor as those are private area for the family. During the visit you will be accompanued by traditional music of javanesse gamelan. Very soothing.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I had found this Mangkunegaran Pura was more interesting than the Surakarta Palace. I love the mysterious magical ambient around them. And even this palace was not too well-maintenance, I still have the warm spirit, more alive and interesting me better than the palace itself.

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Pekanbaru, Indonesia
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33 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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Taipe
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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