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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
Description: An important archaeological excavation site and museum displaying...
An important archaeological excavation site and museum displaying prehistoric fossils.
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Surprisingly Nice Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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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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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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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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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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Address: Sangiran, Kec Kalijambe, 17 km northern from Solo, Sragen, Indonesia
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java  >  Central Java  >  Sragen

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