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Kasunanan Surakarta Palace: Old Java Kingdom

Surakarta is a unique city in East Java especially to those who really love antique stuff. If you wanna go back to 100 years past, follow me.

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This palace is the “successor” of the Islamic Mataram Kingdom. After several attempts of moving the palace from Kotagede, Pleret to Kartasura, the pemberontakan kuning, or the yellow rebellion by Chinese, forced Mataram to move its palace to the village of Sala. Internal conflict and the Dutch intervention then divided this kingdom into Kasunanan Surakarta, and Yogyakarta Sultanate in 1755 through Giyanti Agreement.

If you come here, you will feel like you’re back to the era of the kingdom, especially the Javanese Kingdom. It is almost like a castle because you will find the main gate with huge doors.

Photo by dreadlockboy

And after that, you will find the front of the palace called Kori Kamandungan, with the bell tower named Panggung Songgobuwono behind it. It was used as watchtower for the palace to look out for enemies, and for emergency situations.

The main building is named Kompleks Kedhaton. There’s a big park inside the main building, but remember not to wear shorts, sandals, sunglasses, and shirts without sleeves if you want to enter. We have to walk barefoot on the sand that was said to taken from the South Coast.

And if you like antiques, there’s a lot here, from old statues to old photographs.

written by dreadlockboy

8 comments

  1. arydwiaji

    arydwiaji

    Wah keren artikelnya.. penuh info. sekalian belajar sejarah.. hehehe..

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  2. dreadlockboy

    dreadlockboy

    @arydwiaji wah baru tau klo artikel ini masuk..hehehehe...makasih...memang paling enak ke tempat jadul pake film BW :)

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  3. spidey27

    spidey27

    klasikk asikkk :)

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  4. dreadlockboy

    dreadlockboy

    @spidey27 klo orang tua kyk saya cm bisa maen ke tempat yg gini2 ;p

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  5. spidey27

    spidey27

    yg penting msi jiwa muda ;D

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  6. ucinz

    ucinz

    keren mas @dreadlockboy :) btw itu salah bukan di east java tp central java, kan kota solo tuh

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  7. dreadlockboy

    dreadlockboy

    waaah lupa @ucinz ,kmrn soalnya ngirim nya yg revisi pertama...wahahaha....pdhal yg ke dua ud aku ganti....ya sudahlah...yg penting di map bener nampaknya..hehehehehe

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  8. ucinz

    ucinz

    wkwkwk iya yg penting mapnya bener haha :D

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