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Museum Wayang, Jakarta

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Discover the ancient art of Javanese wayang puppet theater at Museum Wayang. Wayang theater has explored moral, aesthetic, and philosophical values since at least 930 CE. The museum houses one the best collections of wayang puppets in the world, including flat leather shadow puppets (wayang kulit) and three-dimensional wooden puppets (wayang golek). Alongside traditional Javanese characters, the displays include puppets and dolls from Malaysia, Thailand, Suriname, China, Vietnam, France, India, and Cambodia. Wayang props and sets, musical instruments, costumes, sculptures, and paintings round out the collection. Beware of scam artists offering "freelance tours" as they may try to fleece you for large sums. Make Museum Wayang part of your personalized Jakarta itinerary using our Jakarta travel itinerary planner.
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  • Good place jadi nambah wawasan tentang dunia perwayangan biaya masuk nya pun murah ada jual pernak pernik perwayangan juga buat oleh-oleh  more »
  • The collection is remarkable. Modern-day versions of the wayang puppets are available to be purchased. Prices are reasonable.  more »
  • In Indonesia a variety of rather small. Brilliantly amazing, if somewhat strange to the "West" your eyes sometimes. A great place to visit.
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  • Somewhat interesting but like other museums in Jakarta just a bit flat and run down. The puppets were really cool but displays lacked the love you'd expect when celebrating your own culture.
  • History of Indonesian puppet. Their collection include wayang, traditional Indonesia puppet made from buffalo skin, to more modern puppet such as Unyil that have their own show in national television. They display their collection very neatly. They also sometimes hold a traditional puppet show. Very recommended museum to go
  • You can visit all museum in kota tua. One of them is museum wayang (puppet). You can find puppets in different representation. Good show case. My kiddos love this museum. Cheap entrance ticket. U can go by transjakarta, KRL (train), mikrolet or gojek.
  • In this museum you can visits the beauty of Indonesia's culture, especially about wayang/shadow puppets. The building is historic, but inside the building you can see something modern.
  • Nice place..little bit dark inside..there are lot of kind of wayang from all over indonesia.