Kraton Mangkunegaran in Solo was built in 1757 by Raden Mas Said or better known as Prince Sumber Nyawa and more famous in his struggle for perseverance against the Dutch East Indies. After the Treaty in Salatiga, Raden Mas Said later built the Mangkunegaran Palace in Solo and became the First King in the Kingdom of the Mangkunegaran Palace, Solo.
Mangkunegaran Palace in Solo consists of 2 main parts, namely Pendomo and Dalem. In Pendopo or Joglo stands majestically and sturdyly with 4 saka teachers in the form of large and sturdy teak wood. This pavilion is often used as a meeting place for the king and used for dance performances. Here there is a complete set of gamelan, better known as Kyai Kanyut Mesem.
The second part of the building is called Dalem. This tradition is used by the King as a place to live and often receives royal guests or guests of the royal family. In Dalem there are collections from Raja Mangkunegaran such as: Basuki Abdullah’s paintings, ancient books, jewelery and chariot collections, and many more royal relics stored neatly and well maintained in this Solo Palace.
And on the outside there is a square and various banyan trees. Looks unkempt, unlike in Yogyakarta Palace as a tourist attraction or tour destination that is often visited by domestic and foreign tourists. And we suggest to rent a car to the Mangkunegaran Palace in Solo from Yogyakarta, because there is no public transportation to this place or can book a Tour package: Solo City Tour and you can also visit tourist attractions in Solo such as the Danarhadi Museum, Kampung Batik Laweyan, Triwindu Antique Market and visiting Sukuh Temple and Cetho Temple.
Here you can also learn about the culture of the Mangkunegaran Palace and get to know the pedigree of the ancient Mataram kingdom. There are also souvenirs sold here as souvenirs. Mangkunegaran Palace in Solo is open from Monday – Sunday from 9:00 – 14:00.
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It feels incomplete, if you are in the city of Yogyakarta. Skip popular tourist attractions nowadays. Yogyakarta has hundreds of natural and cultural attractions which are unrivaled in Indonesia.