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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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Highly recommended to understand the long history of the Solo Prince. We were guided by the local guide at the palace who shared lots of interesting information about the palace... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Highly recommended to understand the long history of the Solo Prince. We were guided by the local guide at the palace who shared lots of interesting information about the palace and its grounds. Good collection of artifacts and very well maintained grounds. Lots of family photos including the current Prince and his family. We had a homely feel at the... More 

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Having lived in Bali for many years, it is nice to see how other indonesia palaces look like. Pura Mangkunegaran's main structure which is the Joglo (javanese open air wooden structure) is said to be the largest joglo in Indonesia. What is nice is not only the guide explained on the history of the royal family and the palace, but... More 

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Jakarta
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64 reviews 64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Arid Landscape, need more maintenance. Must using lokal guide, but they're friendly. Open 08.30-14.00 Monday-Saturday, and 08.30-13.00 Sunday (Closed at national holiday).

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Solo, Indonesia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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