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Sonobudoyo Museum, Yogyakarta
(3.7/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This is a bargain at only 20,000 each and is a great way to see some traditional puppetry. The leather puppets are beautiful and whilst you wont be able to understand the story (unless you speak Indon...  more »
  • Koleksinya terhitung lumayan lengkap dan detail walau sedikit susah dijangkau oleh pengunjung karena disekat kaca. 
  • In order to appreciate it in here Indonesia traditional wayang click (shadow play) every night from 20:00 about two hours doing so came at night. Shadow and traditional music is certainly great. Is about 10 minutes. I was tired of idea reading but not 10 minutes. And we stayed until the end, but is one of the few tourists gone fast in the middle was just another 1 and we had until the end.
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  • Good local museum, good to learn about Java History, good collection to view and learn more about java culture
  • Great museum with English descriptions so guide not essential if you are tired of listening. Well laid out and interesting. Seats as well for resting. Concert in evening was wonderful and recommended. Puppet maker attached very friendly.
  • Wayang kulit show is amazing and deserves attention. The artists are amazing, meet the craftsmen making the shadow puppets
  • Beautiful collection with great guide. Definitely worth visiting.
  • It's a nice place to visit and you can experience the history of Indonesia and it's culture