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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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The museum was neatly presented...The place was clean and informative. There were some souvenirs stalls just near the parking lots. I guess if you,want information about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
DanielMuljanto
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Solo, Indonesia
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Solo, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was neatly presented...The place was clean and informative. There were some souvenirs stalls just near the parking lots. I guess if you,want information about the ancient civilisation you might want to consider this place. There were some shops selling fossils which they claimed to be real..but I guess better becareful about the price they give you.

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Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The Museum was pretty faraway from the city, Public transportation such as " Batik Solo Trans" didn't cover this area. Used a taxi from city cost me around 150K twoways, better to book the taxi driver and ask him to wait around 1 hour. It could be very difficult to find one. Location is very remote. Museum could use a... More 

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Bekasi, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

In this place you can learn about people and their culture from the past. The guide won't just make you see some movie and touring the museum, they will taking you to the dig site and letting you explore the site.

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

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 January 14, 2016

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 

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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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Thank Geeess
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

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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 

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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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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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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