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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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  • Wayang is very big in Indonesia. Here you can find all types of wayang characters and puppets not only from Indonesia but also from all over the world. I only wish that they have more explanation on t...  more »
  • It is also just located in the old town at Fatahillah square. This places represents different art forms of puppetry and their history across Indonesian culture.  more »
  • This museum is brilliant. Located on the main square in Kota Tua (Jakarta old town) and very cheap to get in. There is a huge collection of puppets from all over Indonesia. The craftsmanship is wonder...  more »
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  • Recomend at sunday due to free puppet show must bring ur student card b4 buy ticket.employee in front desk never ask,just show it 2 get lowwer price Go upstair 2 read some book in library (small room at left) Ask guide 2 tell everything at there
  • Cheap price; only 3k for students hahaha A lot of unique & cool wayang(s) you can see, there's also the description for each wayang 😀 they also has dolls from other country 😊 and after we walk around the museum, there's sinden performance you can watch, so cool 😍
  • One of must see places in the old town. Spent sometimes with my family when we were in the area. Just lovely
  • Very old building. Spooky. Many different kind of wayang (puppet) doll and music traditional. But nice to visit this place with friends too. Note for the staff, please add more jakarta city map.
  • Very recommended for touristy activity. On top of that, you'll get a live wayang show too.