Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat, Solo

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Discover the history of Javanese monarchy with a visit to Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat, a royal palace featuring ornate architecture and housing cultural artifacts, paintings, ceramics, and gifts from European kings and queens. Enhance your palace experience by visiting with a local guide. Keep in mind that this palace remains the primary residence of the Surakartan royal family, which means that some areas remain closed to the public. Plan trip to Solo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Be aware of the opening hours as they can close early afternoon. We were told we needed a tour guide to view the palace so the cost was 90,000IDR. This was excellent, the guide (Dodi) spoke very good ...  more »
  • Worth to visit as one of Indonesia heritage places in Solo. It is a palace and residential of King of Hamengku Buwono and well connected to a palaxe in Yogyakarta.  more »
  • Jangan pernah melupakan sejarah... memasuki kraton surakarta .. bayangan bangsa Indonesia bangsa yg besar tampak dari kraton surakarta.. layak dikunjungi .. dan harus dilestarikan  more »
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  • I felt excited to be inside the Keraton but after I got in, it turned me off. This could be one of the top notch sites in Solo if it has been cleaned and well maintained. Don't want to go back. Sorry :"(
  • One of the most important historical site in Java. Unfortunately, I can't say it's in the best condition possible. It concerns me that such site was not maintained well. Tourist reception really need improvement. It's really difficult to reach by foot from Alun-Alun or Masjid Ageng, since there's no proper pedestrian walk. The best thing from Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat was the innercourt area, it really brings traditional Javanese mystical ambience. Theres also guided tour provided (admission voluntarily), introductory to some of paintings and relics.
  • If this palace is totally renovated, it would be greater and more luxurious than Kraton Yogyakarta. NOTE: the palace is only accessible by driving the car or riding the motorbike. The parking lot available only for cars. It's not recommended to access it by walking since there's no pedestrian walks from the entrance gate (Gladak) entering the Palace. High risk getting accident against cars/box truck entering Pasar Klewer.
  • Biiiiggg palace and historical landmark in surakarta. Should your pictures been taken by those SLR freelancers, it might be better to tell them not to print if you really don't intend to buy them.
  • It's good enough to enjoy the traditional atmosphere. Here, you can see the holly buffalo own by its palace. You can also enjoy the culinary, especially tengkleng or selat solo (the special food of palace family). Try this!

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