World Heritages in Solo

World Heritages in Solo

Keris is one of the world's cultural heritage in Solo. Keris defined by UNESCO as World Heritage in 2005. Solo has an important role in the development of the keris in the country, starting from the kingdom era, keris Pengging Jenggala Tunjungseta in time to the era of Kraton Surakarta. In Solo there are still traditional keris production centers or called Besalen. In besalen we can see and learn how to make kris directly from the masters keris. In addition, we can explore the myths, philosophy and spirit contained in a keris.

Other cultural heritage owned by Solo is Batik. Batik declared by UNESCO as a world heritage on October 2, 2009. All about batik are complete in Solo, starting from the design, manufacture, packaging and manufacture into clothing or other functional items, to sales,

Sangiran is an archaeological site that is recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage in 1996 Sangiran has a lot of very interesting mystery to uncover. On this site are found the remains of early human life whether it is about the habitat, patterns of life, the animals that live with him and the occurrence of landscapes within not less than 2 million years ago. It is very interesting is based on research that early humans were kind of Homo erectus found in the Sangiran about more than 100 individuals who experienced the evolution of not less than 1 million years. And it turns out this number represents 65% of all early human fossils found in Indonesia and represents 50% of the amount of similar fossils found in the world.

Wayang (puppets and puppet show) is one of the cultural heritage that is owned by Solo. Puppet show has been declared by UNESCO as World Heritage on November 7, 2003, as the work of an amazing culture in the field of narrative story and legacy of beautiful and valuable (Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity). One of the puppet show has been a hundred years old is the Wayang Wong Sriwedari. In addition to being an interesting attraction to see at night, Wayang Wong Sriwedari also interesting to learn and see in the back of the stage. Here, visitors can engage in dialogue with the players after the stage and know more about the puppet show and stories being played. In addition to seeing a puppet show, a visit to Solo can also be equipped with see how making shadow puppets that exist in some areas such as in the village of Solo Raya Sidowarno-Klaten, or visit the Wayang Museum in Wuryantoro-Wonogiri.

Borobudur is a monument like no other. Borobudur designated as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1991. The Borobudur sanctuary is one of the jewels of the world culuran heritage. A vast Mahayana Buddhist monument in the form of a pyramid-shaped mandala, it was built in the heart of Java around 800 AD by the Sailendra dynasty and abandoned shortly after completion. It covers an area of almost one and a half hectares, with a central dome almost 35 metres above the base. (Source PT Taman Wisata Candi)

Prambanan temple designated as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1991. Built in the 10th century, this is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia. Rising above the centre of the last of these concentric squares are three temples decorated with reliefs illustrating the epic of the Ramayana, dedicated to the three great Hindu divinities (Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma) and three temples dedicated to the animals who serve them. (Source: UNESCO)

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