Culture Day in Surakarta

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making batik

Surakarta (formal name), or usually called Solo is about 1 hour flying away from Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. We went there (me and my husband) because we have a house there and one of the day we were looking for furniture to fill up our apartment in Jakarta. In Solo, the price is about 30 percent of what is in Jakarta.

After we looking at the furniture, because the car we rent is for one day, we used it to go and see the making of Batik, a traditional pattern made on cloth or material of sarong. Then we see the traditonal music called Gamelan, and also the making of some statue (carving). At the end of the day we went to the mountain which is 25 km away from Solo, and see a temple of sex. This temple was used to be a place to do some ceremonies, where the main thing of the ceremony is sex on top of the temple on the full moon night. Cool isn't it? This sex temple is called Candi Sukuh.

There was also some explanation on the carving on how a baby is born. From the sex tool, and also how a religious leader at the time, is the only one performing sex on the full moon with people watching around him. The ejaculation was the moment when he reached a states of meeting God, or being close to God. Don't ask me why.

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making batik
making batik
Gamelan made of gold
Gamelan made of gold
Gamelan made of gold
Gamelan made of gold
My huband wearing batik
My huband wearing batik
carving
carving
making GONG
making GONG
the sex statue
the sex statue
the sex temple
the sex temple
river on the way to sex temple in …
river on the way to sex temple in…
Surakarta
photo by: herman_munster