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Sonobudoyo Museum, Yogyakarta

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Browse through Indonesian history at Sonobudoyo Museum, storing over 43,000 items. Separated into ten themed exhibits covering a range of subjects and periods, some of the artifacts housed here date back to prehistoric times. Look for the collection of ancient sacred weapons and the replica of a Hindu house of worship. For an entertaining and insightful look at Javanese culture, stay for one of the shadow puppet performances. Plan to see Sonobudoyo Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Yogyakarta family vacation planner.
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The area just south of the main train station in Yogyakarta offers a cluster of decent accommodations, with both budget hostels and luxury hotels available. Jalan Jendrai Sudirman offers reliable chain hotel options offering comfortable rooms, with more budget options scattered across the side streets of the northern districts.
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  • This is a very frustrating place. The exhibits are fantastic, but it appears to have been years since anyone made a effort to curate them for an international audience. Friendly staff.  more »
  • We visited the museum on afternoon and enjoyed seeing the artifacts, especially the exhibits of shadow puppets and batik. We saw an artisan making a leather shadow puppet similar to the ones they use ...  more »
  • I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. Lots of interesting items, especially those showcasing the country's early history. Great to have English explanations for about half of the items in the museum. I ho...  more »
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  • Interesting insights into the royal families of central Java. Lots to see; this is a working palace.
  • Please don't miss this beautiful place, the collection is truly amazing and they have puppet shows from time to time.
  • The Museum have a thousand of collections, but minim an information below and always have same display in many years. You need knowledgeable partner to accompanying if you want to explore what the collections tought. I had an exploration experience in this museum with Jaladwara Archeology Tour. I got an awesome collection background that I never find from an information museum display. Which one is durga statue exploration. Nice! Can help me know more and refuse my sadness about a years before when the gold masterpiece collections in this museum was stollen. T.T
  • Some parts are dark with little air circulation. Some artifacts are not well maintained
  • A very good place to mesmerize history.