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Pura Mangkunegaran

Address: Kelurahan Keprabon, Kecamatan Banjarsari, Solo, Indonesia
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions in Solo
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built in 1757 by the nephew of the King Pakubuwono II after a bitter power struggle, this smaller...
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat - Thu 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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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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Adelaide
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61 helpful votes 61 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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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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Top Contributor
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62 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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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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