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Sangiran Museum and Early Man Site

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Address: Sangiran, Kec Kalijambe, 17 km northern from Solo, Sragen, Indonesia
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Description: An important archaeological excavation site and museum displaying...
An important archaeological excavation site and museum displaying prehistoric fossils.
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Rocks, Fossils and Human Evolution

This is a great day out if you are interested in rocks, fossils or human evolution. If you aren't, then forget it. The museum has developed over the years and has some interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Sydney
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great day out if you are interested in rocks, fossils or human evolution. If you aren't, then forget it. The museum has developed over the years and has some interesting displays and amazing fossils. Don't forget to browse the stalls outside for rocks and fossils. It's a bit hit and miss but there are often some very... More 

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Indonesia
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The museum itself is rather decent for Indonesian standards - not incredible, but better than what I had expected. The complex is nice to walk around, but what we enjoyed most was a walk afterwards trying to find the marker for the original site where fossils were found. It's close to a kilometer away, you can ask one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It's a must-visit museum in Central Java. I didn't expect to be this good. While it needs improvement in several areas, it's still one of the best in Central Java or even Java.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This museum is less than 1 hour from Solo. First I thought this museum isn't good but I was wrong, for only Rp.5.000,- (five thousands rupiah) you can get so many knowledge about early man and human evolution. Worth to visit.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This museum is a hidden gem. Despite just about a half hour away from Solo, it does not look like a popular attraction, hence i believe this place is underrated. Consistigg of 3 display rooms, the educative exhibits of this museum provides thorough explanations on the pre historic ages. Some exhibits are only in indonesian but they seem to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My friend and I just visited the museum from Solo. It was interesting but unfortunately the majority of the exhibition is only in Indonesian, so we were limited in what we could learn. There were some interesting fossils of early animals and humans. Good to see if you have time.

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Medan, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

clean, quite place, not to easy to reach. I recommend to rent car or motor bike. the other museum you should visit is Museum Dayu. Don't come on Monday, all museum are close.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The exibition was mostly printouts with few artifacts. The massive complex seemed mostly unacessible due to the amout of private areas. Possibly more street vendors than exhibits; however the view from the mosque was beautiful.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The road to the museum is pleasant, quiet and green - great terrain. Museum depicts "history" of pre-historic mankind and animals. Mammoth fossils! - you can touch 5 mil years old fossil! We enjoyed. But would expect a bit more English about the exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The most important site to visit for everyone to realize that we perhaps inheritate and come from same ancestor..that lead to the creation of one peaceful world. Sangiran in particular and Indonesia has proved itself as one of the most important site to be a historical link of the creation of humanity...

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