Wayang Museum

Recommended
Fans of shadow theatre, the national art, can step backstage here to admire the finely crafted puppets made of leather ( wayang kulit ) or wood (flat woodwayang kelitik ), or rod puppetswayang golek ) that star in these dreamlike shows. While the majority of the characters and scenarios are based on the Hindu epics of theMahabharata andRamayana , it is interesting to see that tradition has at times been deftly adapted to its era - thus Adam and Eve make an appearance - or to convey a political message (separatist puppets).

Useful information

Address:

Jl. Pintu Besar Utara 27 Jakarta

Phone:

+62 21 6929560

Price:

2000 Rp

Opening hours

9am-3pm - closed Mon - puppet show 1st, 2nd and last Sun morning of every month (Apr-Dec)

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