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“Learn from the heritage”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Museum Wayang

Museum Wayang
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$60.00*
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Private Tour: The Old Batavia Trail from Jakarta
Ranked #20 of 264 things to do in Jakarta
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum exhibits a great many wayang kulit, two-dimensional puppets used in the ancient art of Javanese storytelling.
Jakarta, Indonesia
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308 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 447 helpful votes
“Learn from the heritage”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

You can see many kinds of Indonesian Puppet. And also we will know more about puppet from another countries (from China, Thailand, etc)...

Very Nice !!

You can also learn about history of puppet from many cities in Indonesia.

Visited January 2012
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  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
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English first
Jakarta, Indonesia
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87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A museum with a fun twist for the unsuspecting visitor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

Not only do theyamazing collection of the traditional Wayang (pupets) but they also have performances so that visitors can see the Wayang spectacle. Usually the script of the story evolves with the performance, and quite often the performers include members of the audience in the ad hoc script, it is real fun

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Thank Affe28
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Bekasi, Indonesia
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Not well manage”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

I visited the museum around last year, 2011 . The museum not well manage, very dark, spooky. Not one of the best museum in Indonesia.

Visited December 2011
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Thank Anissa P
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Everything about Wayang”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

here you can see, learn and find out what wayang is, we take a short tour and learn much about wayang and Indonesian tradition.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Pauline M
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Victoria, Canada
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Authentic part of Indonesian culture not to be missed; not just for children”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

I didn't expect much of this place. One of the owners befriended us in a nearby museum and gave us a very personal tour of this place founded by his grandfather. He showed us the first 12 exhibits or so and then launched into what must be a necessary (but low key) sales pitch for maintenance of the (otherwise free) museum through puppet sales. It was lucky that we looked further and discovered another whole building of exhibits including some quite unusual puppets, musical instruments and historical artifacts. This is such a part of Indonesian culture that the museum shouldn't be missed, but don't end the tour when the gift shop is shown! And you will enjoy it no matter your age if you enjoy art and history.

Visited October 2012
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Thank sagafemina
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