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Ramayana Ballet Purawisata

Jl. Brigjen Katamso | Mergangsan, Keparakan, Yogyakarta 55152, Indonesia
+62 274 375705
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Cheesy tourist trap

This was a big disappointment. I expected an artistic, genuine performance and was instead treated... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kimberley J
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Fascinating cultural show

I always try to go to a local dance event & this one was exceptionally good depicting the... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2017
bella c
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Ramayana Ballet, performed at Purawisata Yogyakarta, Indonesia is a perfect place to watch Ramayana Ballet. Only 4 minutes from Malioboro Street. It has been staged regularly every night since 1976 and it has received an award from Indonesian Record Museum (MURI). It also has been performed at Open Air Stage (only will moved to Indoor if it rains).
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Jl. Brigjen Katamso | Mergangsan, Keparakan, Yogyakarta 55152, Indonesia
+62 274 375705
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a big disappointment. I expected an artistic, genuine performance and was instead treated to an amateurish, high-school quality show that was clearly only meant for senior citizen foreign tourists. It was actually so uncomfortable to sit through that we got up and left...More

Thank Kimberley J
Reviewed August 12, 2017

I always try to go to a local dance event & this one was exceptionally good depicting the fascinating Hindu fable of the Ramayana with traditional musical accompaniment. The music could seem dull to Western ears but one has to immerse oneself in the sights...More

1  Thank bella c
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

First of all: we visited the ballet at the theater at Jogjakarta. Be prepared: you van dinner before the performance, but it is very expensive. It was not a beautiful performance. Amateuristic. You have to like the music. To Western ears it is hard to...More

Thank Anmar68
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

Our hotel strongly suggested to visit this location and frankly speaking it didn't disappointed. As all the tourist sport in Yogya, the prices are very expensive compared to other places in Indonesia, but for the performance you will see, it is more than fair. 90...More

1  Thank draghignazzo
Reviewed April 19, 2017

At last I watch this beautiful performance as 1 of my bucket list of cultural show around the world. I love the performance and I wish there is a subtitle on the side of the stage explaining what is the scene about. I just loves...More

1  Thank LieTazial
Reviewed April 12, 2017

We found it confusing that you can see essentially the same Javanese ballet at two different places. Many people travel to the ballet in an outdoor setting at the Pramadan temple 35 minutes outside of town but we were staying in town at the Duta...More

Thank Grandpa117
Reviewed April 7, 2017

It was one of those experiences which I have been waiting for, ever since the trip to Indonesia was finalised. Had heard a lot about Ramayana ballet in Indonesia. Got to see a full show and it was so wonderful, perhaps beyond my expectations. It...More

Thank Upendra S
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Ramayana Ballet performance located in city center, close to Keraton of Jogyakarta, they have been performed for more than 40 years, and they got certificate from MURI - Indonesian museum of records for being performing every evening for more than 40 years. Duration was not...More

Thank Faisal S
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

The Ramayana ballet/ show in the city centre,indoors, only has 1 fixed priced of 300 IDR, compared to the show ticket price if seen at Prambanan where there are three different price brackets at least to choose from. The venue itself was good but no...More

Thank Sonal3
Reviewed March 15, 2017

The ballet tells the age old story of love conquering all: in this case, that of Sinta and Rama. You can pick up a synopsis, which helps, although I did not think it was that clear where we always were in the tale. Sometimes it...More

Thank Roland D
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