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Address: Kecamatan Banjarsari Kpg. Keprabon, Solo 57131, Indonesia
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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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Solo Royal Family's residence

- Interesting to see the home of the royalty - Exhibits and building materials from various places of the world - Performance evening - Lastly, there are skincare and herbal items... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 21, 2016
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Medan, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed both trips to Pura Mangkunegaran. You need a guide to tour the small well-kept palace, filled with original decorations and historic artefacts. The inner courtyard with the surrounding pavillions & verandah are very pretty. A very well-spent hour.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

- Interesting to see the home of the royalty - Exhibits and building materials from various places of the world - Performance evening - Lastly, there are skincare and herbal items that can be bought. Was told Susut Perut in small round brown pills are good for weight loss made from natural ingredients. Please research b4 buying as i am... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This palace is in Solo and if you are staying in Yogyakarta this palace is a 2 hour ride. One can take the car ride to see the interesting country side. This place looks a bit run down and certainly was very quiet when I visited. It is the palace of the solo King and the palace is where the... More 

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Venlo, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

This is the second palace of Solo/Surakarta and the royal family actually still lives here. You are guided through the courtyard, several rooms & halls and are shown a lot of gifts and posessions. The guides are friendly and tip-based (1-2eur) and very informative. Unfortunately we did not visit on wednesday- or saturday-morning, so no music or dance performance. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

I recommend you get the tour guide (it may be compulsory) to learn the history. It was flooded, for example, in 1866, which is why the marble is discoloured. A fascinating walk, albeit run down. I do wish the government would assist in restoring this to what it was. A step back in time for sure.

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Thank Creatavision
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We really enjoyed our tour here - compared to similar tours in Jogja, our guide was very enthusiastic and didn't rush the tour at all - we learned alot from him and appreciated his obvious dedication to the royal family and preserving the culture of this site. We also learned alot about Solo that enhanced the rest of our time... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

The entrance is cheap and you even get a private guide with you. Amazing my guide spoke fluent Dutch and knew everything about the palace and the royal family. The well is really wel maintenance, the royal family is still living there.

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Marseille, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

This is a nice place to spend about an hour and it's fairly interesting. This palace is in better shape and more interesting then any other including the one in Yogyakarta although still not very big. There is a necessary guide as it's still being used by the royal family but they are friendly and informative. The history is nice... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

The house of Solo's "second" royal family is today in far better condition than the kraton itself. It features the largest palace pavillion in Java and a sacred room where offerings are still made to the goddess of rice (an interesting influence of Hindu culture on this otherwise Muslim royal family). In all honesty, the treasures here are displayed with... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

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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