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Sight of wayang orang (Wong) perfirmances

One of the last places you can see wayang orang (Wong in Javanese). Literally means people puppets... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
PelleasPhiladelphia
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Philadelphia
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Satay 'Kere'

Last time I came here to enjoy the satay, not made from meat as usual, but this is made from tempe... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
letshavefun22
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Manila, Arkansas
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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

One of the last places you can see wayang orang (Wong in Javanese). Literally means people puppets. It’s a live theatrical form: more theater than dance. It’s static and old and dusty, mustaches falling off, choreography forgotten, buts it a kind of cool old relic...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Last time I came here to enjoy the satay, not made from meat as usual, but this is made from tempe gembos, traditional Indonesian food. because I come during on weekdays, so this is still quiet .. and not too much activity, there are only...More

Thank letshavefun22
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Too bad, it is memorable place for people who used to live here. Night market, night wayang wong show, etc. Now (early 2018) it's all gooonneeee :(

Thank VeraT990
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Been here in the Tuesday afternoon but only in front of the main gate, because it's looks deserted and like nothing inside. Maybe I came in wrong time, so next time I visit Solo, surely I will come back.

Thank Regina302
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The 'park' is kind of an odd assortment of an amusement park that probably should be shut down and the theatre where they have performance of Wayang Orang (humans doing the shadow puppet play stories) at night. Also some shady looking karaoke huts and an...More

Thank AsiaExpatIndonesia
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This Taman was recreation and relaxing park for the Sultan family. Now it iscused as public recreation park, at which the wayang orang performace is regularly held. We visited it at day time and there was no performace while we were there.

Thank Darnel-HDI
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We're interested to see the biyearly competition of children puppet show held by the major. The teather building is nice and neat. Every dance group is required to perform a story, each last 40 minutes, in Javanese. So it was nice to see, but we...More

Thank adestp
Reviewed 25 April 2017

First, the lunapark / amusement grounds and the big hall with the Wayang Orang are next to each other but not physically connected. I don't know why they are lumped together on tripadvisor - but most performance reviews seem to be under the present entry....More

1  Thank Aethelred
Reviewed 16 April 2017

good local entertainment that starts at 8pm. always packed by local tourist, but the problem for us foreign tourist, we will not understand the language so can be quite boring. Worth a visit if there is no other program in the evening to experienced. Tips...More

Thank kyle n
Reviewed 13 April 2017

After so many years this place was the object of the quarrel betwen the local government and the owner ( the Surakarta Sunanate ), finally they came to the conclusion that this place must be closed down. By the end of 2017, all activities such...More

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