Museum Kereta Keraton

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Jalan Rotowijayan, Surakarta, Indonesia

Museum Kereta Keraton Surakarta Reviews

misslemot misslemot
1 reviews
the other side keraton Nov 08, 2010
Dec,2009.with my bagpacker friends....we found another story about "other side"... You should visit there.
entrance gate ... lol my tounge ca…
i love this session..."macapat"...…
eventough im javanese, im not real…
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smithinpt smithinpt
2 reviews
Chimpakaputi Dec 31, 2010
I liven in Jakarta for 1 year 1994. I am sure things have changed, but I loved it. I could travel any where alone (female) on taxi or bus. People are friendly and want to speak English. Alway helped when I got lost. If you carry a map and a camera native people are very friendly
ary_tyas ary_tyas
35 reviews
historical palace Oct 18, 2009
Jogjakarta Palace ( kraton Jogjakarta ) located just in the heart of this town. if you walk along famous street Malioboro till end of post office you will entree white gate n find huge field there. You will see the Palace with its famous white high wall around the main building.

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YantiSoeparno YantiSoe…
71 reviews
A Historical Place in Surakarta Dec 28, 2008
The palace was built by Susuhan Paku Buwono II in 1744. It was built gradually. The construction and the restoration were massively done by Susuhan Paku Buwono X. The palace is dominated with white and blue colors. The architecture is mixed between Javanese and European. One of the architects was Sultan Hamengku Buwono I. He was also the main architect of Keraton Yogyakarta. So, generally the lay-outs of the two palaces are similar.

Before we enter the palace, there is a courtyard surrounded by many rooms. The rooms are function as museum to keep the ancient stuff related to the palace and the sultanate.

At the frontyard of the palace, it is planted 77 trees of sawo kecik [manilkara kauki]. That tree is a symbol of prosperous, providential, and progressive. The trees are planted in rows of 7x11. The ground is covered by sand from south beach. Entering this area, visitors have to take off their sandals but can keep their shoes on.

Next to the courtyard, there is a control tower. But, now it is used as a place for Sultan to meditate. There are several white statues and pillars, presents from the Dutch.

If you visit Surakarta, it is a must to visit the Keraton. Especially, when there is a special event, such as garebek, sekaten, and 1st Syuro Eve. Three of them are both traditional and religious rituals held regularly every year.
The Main Gate
The Terrace
The Terrace
The Frontyard, full of manilkara k…
YantiSoeparno says:
I forgot to ask why... maybe it is considered that bare foot is more polite that wearing sandals, hahaha ;D
Posted on: Jan 06, 2009
jeonli1978 says:
I did take off my sandal when entered the frontyard but almost forgot to ask why we have to do so.I just follow others ;)
Posted on: Jan 05, 2009

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