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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Elovisa
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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7 attraction reviews
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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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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

I had visited Sangiran over 25 years ago when it was just a collection of bones in a small shed, but the landscape was inspiring and evocative. I was keen to see what it was like now with the establishment of a conservation park and themed displays. Well it is certainly a huge difference! This is now a large museum... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Came here with some friends, because it was recommended. The site was big, and we had to walk a lot. They had an observation tower and their personal indoor museum. The fossils were cool, and the guide could speak english. We took our time wandering around, to get some pictures. The historical facts were actually interesting. At the end, we... More 

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Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This is a very well laid out museum with 90% of the exhibits with a English translation. The cost was 70,000 RP which is about $6. Very well worth the cost. The security people pointed out where to go and see the diggings, but unfortunately my friend i was with had to get back to his home and i could... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Museum separted into several halls. Explained to us very detail about the existance of our land, bigbang theory, evolution of man as well as on theories on how prehistory human travel from one continent to another. However i do expect more real fossil and artifact were exhibit there.

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penang
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Amazing finds and remains from the Sangiran Excavation Site. Would visit again in a few years to see what else they have found. Its great to see people there so interested in the evolution of man.

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