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Wayang Museum, Jakarta

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Discover the ancient art of Javanese wayang puppet theater at Wayang Museum. Wayang theater has explored moral, aesthetic, and philosophical values since at least 930 CE. The museum houses one the best collections of wayang puppets in the world, including flat leather shadow puppets (wayang kulit) and three-dimensional wooden puppets (wayang golek). Alongside traditional Javanese characters, the displays include puppets and dolls from Malaysia, Thailand, Suriname, China, Vietnam, France, India, and Cambodia. Wayang props and sets, musical instruments, costumes, sculptures, and paintings round out the collection. Beware of scam artists offering "freelance tours" as they may try to fleece you for large sums. Make Wayang Museum a part of your Jakarta vacation plans using our Jakarta online travel route builder .
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  • Wrote a very exciting weekend by visiting the museum come within the old city of jakarta, puppet museum looks small and ordinary aja from the outside, but once into the museum, a collection of wayangnya and spacious area with the entrance ticket price that is very affordable . Many spot yg instagramable
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  • Tourist attractions of this one are perfect for you who want to know about the puppets in Indonesia. I highly recommend this place to tourists who have visiting Jakarta. Because the location is very s...  more »
  • It’s a great place to see Hindu History with many deities from Ramayan. Amazing puppets with great detail. It’s a must when visiting Jakarta.  more »
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