Rabu, 28 September 2011

KRATON Surakarta Sultanate

Kraton KasunananAs one of the womb of Javanese cultureKraton SurakartaKasunanan stay standing a monument to the glory of ancient Javanese culture with a charming touch of Europe.

Baluwarti VillagePOND Market District, Surakarta

KRATON Surakarta Sultanate - with a touch of ancient Javanese Palaces of Europe 

Kraton Surakarta Sultanate or later better known as Kraton Surakarta Kasunanan has stood since hundreds of years ago.Kraton is the "successor" of the Islamic Mataram Kingdom. After changing the central government starting from Kotagede, Pleret until Kartasura, yellow rebellion by ethnic Chinese to move Kratonnya Mataram forces to the village of Sala. Internal conflict and interference in the Netherlands and then forced the kingdom broke into Kasunanan Surakarta and Yogyakarta Sultanate in 1755 through an agreement Giyanti.
The journey begins from the north gate of the palace gate Gladag.The gate is guarded by two statues of armed Dwarapala mace.Down the road is shaded by old banyan trees on either side, we arrived at the North Square. Like the typical style of an old urban planning, Kasunanan Kraton Surakarta is located in one complex with the Square and the Great Mosque. A large open gazebo stands majestically just across the square, while the main building behind the palace. Inside the main building there are a museum that was once the office complex at the time Pakubuwono X. The building is divided into nine exhibition halls that contain various kinds of objects and relics of the Palace relics, folk arts to the dioramas and the royal wedding ceremony complete with a variety of equipment.

A narrow corridor connects the museum with the main palace complex. To respect the customs, we are not allowed to wear shorts, sandals, sunglasses, and shirts without sleeves. Sandals are also removable and we have to walk barefoot on the sand court that supposedly taken from the South Coast. Kecik Sapodilla tree that shaded the court makes the air is always cool. In exegesis dhosok, the name of the tree is interpreted as a symbol which means Sarwo becik or well-paced. What is interesting is the European statues that adorn the palace so as to produce slick combination of ancient Javanese architecture with a touch of Europe. The statues are a gift from the Netherlands who had always had very close ties with Kasunanan Surakarta. A high tower in the south courtyard named Stage Songgobuwono become the hallmark of this palace.
Not content to explore the palace buildings, we asked a pedicab driver to drive around the entire palace complex. Sitting relaxed in a rickshaw through the streets in the court became its own experience. Arriving at South Square, seen two old railroad cars parked there, the Kings and CART CART Cruises bodies.However, these carriages are no longer functioning because the tracks have been many who turned into a residential population. On the side of the square to another, a herd of white buffalo known as Caucasians kebo Kyai Slamet looks fun grazing. Buffalos are considered sacred by the people of Solo and always paraded in procession sekatenan or carnival night 1 Sura.

Open Schedule Monday - Thursday pk 9:00 to 14:00 pm Saturday - Sunday pk 9:00 to 13:00 pm
Ticket Price Wards performances: Rp 2,500 Museum: Rp 8,000 Permits camera / video: Rp 3,500

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