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Museum Wayang, Jakarta

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.4/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
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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  • Was a little dimly lit room, but its unique atmosphere and comfort. Many shadow puppets are displayed
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  • koleksi museum ini cukup komplit. museum ini sangat menarik karena setiap hari Minggu menampilkan pertunjukkan wayang dan free. 
  • nice museum if you are interested in wayang. They have a big and diverse collection of wayang. It is centrally located so easy to combine it with a visit to other musea/old buildings 
  • 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.
  • This place have lots of collection of dolls amd puppets from around Indonesia and around the world. An Indonesian-speaking tour guide will accompany you throughout the tour. However, it's a bit humid inside, so they need to add more air conditioners
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