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Pura Mangkunegaran

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Address: Kelurahan Keprabon, Kecamatan Banjarsari, Solo, Indonesia
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9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat - Thu 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Built in 1757 by the nephew of the King Pakubuwono II after a bitter power...

Built in 1757 by the nephew of the King Pakubuwono II after a bitter power struggle, this smaller palace is still lived in.

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Connecting to the past - learnt a bit of Central Java's history.

Visitors to this place are accompanied by a guide - the guide is mandatory to explain to us about the history and the displays. No fee is set up for the guide, you pay what you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Si_Lalas
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visitors to this place are accompanied by a guide - the guide is mandatory to explain to us about the history and the displays. No fee is set up for the guide, you pay what you think is worth it. When I was there, I've heard at least English, Spanish and Dutch speaking guides. Pura Mangkunegaran is still used as... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There're two sets of gamelan in the hall of the Mangkunegara palace. I could spend hours just to see them practising, playing music and dancing. It's calming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

great historical site, great for education your kids, if you want to know about surakarta history, you need to go here

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Through More than 6 years in solo, i just look at it outside. Another cultural heritage in solo. Sorrounded by many culinary destination.

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jakarta
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

after visiting the closed museum radya pustaka, we were heading to pura mangkunegaran. as if the disappointments continue to follow, we found the palace closed at 1530. most likely, the palace adhered the ramadhan schedule similar to radya pustaka. a major renovation on progress at the little building next to the main entrance. no flyer or brochure available as the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not great, not terrible. Like the kranton in Yogya, this palace is also currently inhabited by the sultan, which to me is still the most interesting part -- that I got to see this living museum. If you want to add to your collection of knowledge of local royal families and customs, it's worth a visit.

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Shah Alam Selangor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

visit on June , Since read on trip adviser this is part of the attraction , So I just went for a visit , Total tour is around less than an hour, they will be a guide bring you walk around the palace , since the Sultan and family is still staying in the compound . Overall its ok for... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

I found this place when I visited my father's place. I drove pass to find the entrance. Apparently they have several entrances. The palace is easier to access then the other one. It close to main road. The guide took me to walk around the palace and museum. The palace has huge collections from different generations. Unfortunately, lack of maintenance... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

An old looking palace looked very much abandon and unkept from the main road. The present Sultan of Solo the 9th is still living here with his family and they are just a normal tax paying citizen now. I found it educational overall on how the previous and present Sultan rule and lead their lives. If you are and antique... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

It is best to visit this keraton in group and asking for a guide. You'll miss lots of important details by only sight seeing the objects. The guides could give you fascinating story behind what you see such as the song written by keraton prince that brought by Voyager 1 to outer space.

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