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    Solo, the Kraton masks

    by chrisvandenbroucke Written May 27, 2004

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    There's a whole collection of lovely masks in the Kraton museum but we couldn't see them all because they are in the not visitable area of the Kraton.
    Prince IX still lives there (he was eating when we were there) and these are his private areas

    Solo, Kraton masks
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    Solo, the Kraton

    by chrisvandenbroucke Written May 27, 2004

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    Well, we've seen the one in Yogyakarta and this one is not very different from the previous one.
    We paid 10.000 Rps per person (which is too much) and got a guide. Difference with Yogya is that the guide isn't included in the entrance fee. You may give him what you want.

    The museum of this Kraton is very nice and our guide explained a lot about the foreign jewels, the many krisses and the crystal from...Belgium!!!

    Solo, Kraton museum
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    Nonton Wayang! (Watch the leather puppet show)

    by Goldenboy Updated Sep 26, 2003

    Puppet leather show is an overnight show.
    It performing ramayana or mahabarata epic, compiled with actual - local jokes, which is javanese people really love.

    Normaly this started from 9 pm - dawn. It is held monthly, or in some special event.
    Performed free for public, the show being held in an open air, under temporer roof.

    Since its in bahasa Indonesia, I dont think you guys will easily and can appreciate all this well. But its ok, you can just enjoy half show, or whnever ya feels enough.

    Can ya imagine hows the show?

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    Buy souvernirs wayang directly!

    by Goldenboy Written Sep 24, 2003

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    It is cheaper and feels 'direct-involved' i guess, when ya buy wayang (leather puppet) directly the night when the shows on. Its a street seller though, and its really cheap. You have to choose it carefully. its just lightened by limited lamp.

    Choose it carefully
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    Mangkunegaran Palace [Keraton Mangkunegaran]

    by Goldenboy Written Sep 19, 2003

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    Some will said, Mangkunegaran is a more impressive than the more visited one of Hamengkubuwono at Yogyakarta and indeed it is older brother, Kasunanan in Solo (Surakarta).

    The palace building is made up of three parts in different levels, each representing the three stages of life: beginning, middle and end. It is dominated by huge central joglo which sits majestically over a cool marble floor. It is surrounded by well-tended gardens inside large central courtyard. The joglo’s ceiling has eight decorated batik-on-wood patterns in different colors. Each color represents protection against various effects: black to keep away hunger, green against stress, purple to ward off negative thinking, red against evil, and white to suppress sexual desire.

    This is where dance and gamelan performances are held every Wednesday and where the stunning Bedhaya Anglir Mendung dance took place on the day of ceremony. This is highly refined performance, which is dedicated to the queen of the southern sea, features the famously slow dance movements of the Javanese courts. Interestingly there are nine female dancers represent the nine orifices of the body. The dancers must fast for three days before they perform and if they perform and if they are menstruating they may not dance.

    Moving up from here is Ndalem Agung or main house. It is ceremonial hall housing the royal family’s collection of antiques and curios from around the world. These include some fascinating and stunning jewellery and a very curious solid gold male cod piece from 8th century. This is the place where the morning Pringgitan ceremony took place. It is a Javanese-Hindu influenced ceremony, in which an offering is made to Dewi Sri, the rice goddess.

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    Dieng Plateau - Arjuna Complex

    by Dinah21 Written Mar 3, 2008

    One of the oldest Hindu temples in Java. What remain is 3 temple structures. Do remember to enjoy the surrounding scenery.

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    Dieng Plateau - Telaga Warna

    by Dinah21 Written Mar 3, 2008

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    Strong smell of sulphurous gases as we get closer to the lake. It is a beautiful panorama. The bluish green surface of the lake blends superbly with the surrounding pine trees

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    Dieng Plateau

    by Dinah21 Written Mar 3, 2008

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    Dieng Plataeu lies in volcanic caldera above 2,000 metres above sea level.
    It takes about 2 hours drive from Borobudur. You will see terraces of tobacco plants covering mountain slopes.

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    Mangkunegaran Palace-Solo

    by meiyergani Written Oct 10, 2006

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    The Palace is a typical Java Architecture, it was the Palace of Mangkunegaran, another Sultanate in Solo beside Pakubuwono

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    A CatholicChurch in Solo mainstreSlametRyadi

    by meiyergani Written Oct 10, 2006

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    Slamet Ryadi street is Solo's Thoroughfare, one can find a catholic churh just in front of Solo Grand Mall, it was a church built in dutch era and still good in maintenance up to now

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    Pasar Gede, Solo-Central Java

    by meiyergani Written Oct 9, 2006

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    Located just north of PakubuwonoPalace, only ten minutes walk, Pasar Gede, or Big Market is Solo's Oldest Market

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    Dutch Architecture Solo's Mayor House

    by meiyergani Written Oct 9, 2006

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    This is official House of Mayor at Solo, located at Slamet Ryadi street, the main street of Solo, a peculiar Dutch architecture with a statue in front of the house

    Mayor House at Slamet Ryadi street, Solo
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    Palace visit

    by ANGELINEW90 Updated Oct 12, 2005

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    There is a King in Solo and the palace is opened for visitors. For very little money for admission, you can have a guided tour of the palace.

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    Candis visit (Hindu temple)

    by ANGELINEW90 Updated Oct 12, 2005

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    I was so surprised when my friend brought me to these nice candis. It was not within my expectation for Indonesia. And it was really nice, quite similliar to temples in Thailand.

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    Fruit and Flower Market

    by chrisvandenbroucke Written May 28, 2004

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    Everywhere in this market, you see women making necklaces of fresh flowers.

    I suppose they serve for religious purposes but could never make out for sure.

    Solo, Flower Market
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