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Traveling to the Mangkunegaran palace, Surakarta

Traveling to the Mangkunegaran palace, Surakarta - As we all know from our article about the palace of Surakarta Kasunanan, that after the implementation of the Giyanti agreement, it turns out the conflict that affected families Surakarta palace not yet stopped. It was then that encourage the holding of Salatiga agreement is the agreement which is then split into two regions Surakarta Kasunanan, namely Surakarta Kasunanan and Mangkunegaran. Mangkunegaran led by Mas Said who then holds Mangkunegoro I. The history of the Mangkunegaran palace is very important to know because it is an important part of the journey of the nation Indonesia.

Until now, the remnants of Mangkunegaran palace's splendor we can still see together. Therefore, if you are a history enthusiast, it seems you really need for a trip to visit Mangkunegaran palace in Surakarta or Solo. Today many tourists who always visited the Mangkunegaran palace. Although the prestige slightly dimmer than Kasunanan palace, but also many visitors who come to it.

Mangkunegaran palace

Mangkunegaran palace located at Jalan Ronggowarsito (name street), Solo or adjacent to Ngarsopuro region. Mangkunegaran palace has its own uniqueness which is all part of the building of the timber is made of teak wood. In addition, there are many buildings as sculpture ornaments coming from other countries. At the front of the palace, there is a pavilion that is currently used for a variety of local arts performances such as dance, wayang etc. Inside the pavilion, there is a set of gamelan or Javanese musical instrument called Kyai Kanyut Mesem. After the pavilion, there Pringgitan or where the royal family lived. Pringgitan inside there are many works of art such as sculptures, paintings, wayang etc. The Mangkunegaran palace in Solo also has a library called Rekso Pustoko which has a collection of traditional masks from various regions in Indonesia, such as Solo, Madura, Yogyakarta, Bali, Cirebon, and some collection of masks from China. There are also some collection of trains that used for traditional ceremonies. Visitors can obtain a variety of souvenirs in the art shop Pare Anom. The Mangkunegaran palace opened to the public every day at 09:00 am to 02:00 pm, Friday at 09:00 am to 12:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday at 09:00 am to 02:00 pm (local time).

Dalem Kalitan Mangkunegaran

Besides the Mangkunegaran palace, you also need to visit Dalem Kalitan. Dalem Kalitan located in the kampung Kalitan (village ), kecamatan Laweyan (sub-district), Kota Solo (city). Dalem Kalitan is the former home of the second President of Indonesia, President Soeharto. We know that Mrs. Tien Soeharto had blue blood (nobility), a descendant of the royal family Mangkunegaran. Dalem Kalitan is a miniature palace complete with a beautiful garden.

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