Indonesian Palace Architecture & Culture (Surakarta Palace)
Kasunanan palace, as it is today, was not built simultaneously in 1744-45, but was built in stages by maintaining basic spatial patterns that remain the same as initially. Development and large-scale restoration recently performed by Susuhunan Pakubuwono X (Sunan PB X) who reigns from 1893 to 1939. Most of the palace is painted white and blue with a mixture of Javanese- Europe architecture.
This is inside palace of Mangkunegaran Kingdom , Solo Jawa Tengah. This is family room and I wonder visitor can easily come in to this place. since in Jogjakarta palace , we cant come inside to the private area like this.
Mangkunegaran the palace residence of Sri Paduka Mangkunagara in Surakarta and built upon in 1757 by following the model of smaller palace. In this architecture has the same characteristics as the palace, on pamedan, veranda, pringgitan, palace, and kaputran, which are all surrounded by a sturdy wall.
Mangkunegaran Palace was built in 1757 in typical Javanese architecture, i.e. it has a pendopo, or open front hall in which to receive guest, a pringitan ( a porch to hold leather puppet shadow plays) and private apartment. Two sets of 17th century Javanese gamelan instruments are exhibited and played every Wednesday in the Pendopo.