Indonesia attractions; be an invited guest to the Coronation Anniversary Ceremony of the King of Surakarta. You cannot experience this event in Bali. Get out of your hotel there and travel to Central Java for a few days to visit the city of Surakarta or Solo and discover an intricate ritual highlighting important elements of the Javanese culture.
Experience Original Javanese Culture inside the Palace. Sri Sultan of Surakarta/Solo invites you to his Coronation Anniversary Celebration!
That gives you the
opportunity to watch the sacred dance called Tari Bedhoyo Ketawang one of the special Indonesia attractions
This is a very special event. Once a year in April the palace or Keraton of Surakarta, the Sunan with his family, its Abdi Dalem the dedicated and proud servants and the people of Solo celebrate the anniversary of the coronation of the reigning King. Invited are high officials of the Court, the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Ministers, and representatives from the over 312 kingdoms, sultanates and cultural leaders from around this vast archipelago… and You.
The Keraton is allowing only about 20 outsiders or tourists to join. And a big part of your fee is a donation for the upkeep of the Keraton and its culture.
If you are interested in this tour, sign up here so that you receive exact dates, price and detailed information as soon as we get them.
The culmination of this anniversary celebration is the consecrated dance performed in front of the Sunan, and Abdi Dalam who are allowed because of their new rank to watch for the first time are greatly honored.
Bedhoyo Ketawang is a sacred dance performed only on this particular occasion. Nine dancers execute this slow and difficult dance (it is said that the tenth dancer is invisible but there). This special presentation lasts for about two hours. The artists take breaks in intervals to hydrate and rest.
Do not worry, our tour operator will organize the outfits to rent and get professionals to help you get ready and look your best. I suggest that you wear leggings or bicycle pants under the batik skirt; it will make it easier for you since you need help to get dressed. Signing up will guaranty you get an official invitation delivered to you in Solo together with the special ribbon that you can take home.
This one of a kind Indonesian attractions will be a unique memory for you. Be sure to make plenty of pictures wearing the Javanese outfit and mingling in the Keraton. The memories will last forever; you will talk about it to your children and grandchildren.
If you are interested to know more about this Indonesia attraction Surakarta trip, please fill in the form here and we will keep you updated with exact dates and price, as soon as possible.
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