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Kraton Surakarta - Sultan's Palace 2009

There are two sultan's/king's palaces (kraton) in Surakarta. This is the larger of the two built in 1745. One day a week there is traditional dancing to gamelan music. There is also a museum.

The current dynasty of rulers of Surakarta started with Pakubuwono II who ruled from 1745 to 1749. Pakubowono XIII is the current ruler.

We made another visit in December 2006 - https://pbase.com/rileyuni/kratons
Watch tower
Watch tower
Shade trees
Shade trees
Confusing dress code
Confusing dress code
Pakubuwono X (left) who ruled from 1893 to 1939
Pakubuwono X (left) who ruled from 1893 to 1939
Pakubuwono VI to X who between them ruled from 1823 to 1939
Pakubuwono VI to X who between them ruled from 1823 to 1939
Pakubuwono XI who ruled from 1939 to 1945
Pakubuwono XI who ruled from 1939 to 1945