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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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An important archaeological excavation site and museum displaying...

An important archaeological excavation site and museum displaying prehistoric fossils.

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Modern Museum In The Middle Of Nothing

the government really put a budget in this museum because despite this museum located quite far away from the town, the museum itself has a modern touch and a rather complete... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the government really put a budget in this museum because despite this museum located quite far away from the town, the museum itself has a modern touch and a rather complete collection from animal skeleton to prehistoric human skeleton. i suggest you to visit this museum if you like to know how vast the history of ancient indonesia people is....

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lincs UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arriving at the museum - it was initially full of young children - but no problem. We engaged a guide at the centre, who explained the importance of this archaeological excavation - it was really very well done & most interesting. The graphics together with the many fossils on view were exceptional. From there we went with this guide a... More 

Thank kaw118
Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

one of the best kept museums in Indonesia but hidden unless you really search for it.About 30 minutes outside Solo it provides well laid out halls showing the ancient evolution of man in Indonesia as the archealogy digs are nearby.

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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

A rally good museum where the evolution of the human being is explained, it's a pity that almost everything is written in Indonesian. If you like evolution the visit it's worth. The only problem is the access, you have to go to Solo train station and there whale a taxi to go.

Thank MiguelKSerrano
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

I was really thrilled to visit this museum as it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Unfortunately when we arrived it's already passed the opening hours (but the security allowed us in for a few rupiahs :p) It is better than some museums i've visited before. The collections are awesome.. i think i can spent hours in this museum studying... More 

Thank RFM98
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Spent time there for a half day with families before fly back to Malaysia. Its so impressive, very well displayed, informative and great place to educate about the knowledge of the Java Man. Its clean and information are very clearly. The notice "keep silent" should have been put and a staff(s) should have been standby inside each room. It is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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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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 via mobile

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.

Thank dhahnial
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

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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