Watch Wayang Kulit Show in Yogyakarta

Wayang show is very popular in Indonesia. The wayang itself is often associated with puppets or dolls. One of the famous wayang is Wayang Kulit, or the shadow puppets. These puppets are made from cow or buffalo leather. The Wayang Kulit show is so well-known in Central Java and Yogyakarta regions. The stories are usually from the Hindu epics, Ramayana and Mahabarata, or Islamic hero Amir Hamza. It is called the shadow puppets because the performance use the shadow cast on a screen made of white cotton and lamp.

Wayang Kulit Watch Wayang Kulit Show in Yogyakarta

Wayang Kulit

You can watch Wayang Kulit in various traditional theaters and events throughout the Central Java and Yogyakarta regions. If you choose Yogyakarta, you can head to Bangsal Sri Manganti, located inhe complex of the KratonYogyakarta (Yogyakarta Palace). To reach this venue, simply use a taxi. Or, if you live nearby Malioboro area, you can take the traditional horse carriage called andong. The show is free, but you have to pay for the entrance fee to Kraton, whic is Rp 12.500. It is held every Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Wayang Kulit Performance Watch Wayang Kulit Show in Yogyakarta

Wayang Kulit Performance

Another theater in Yogyakarta for Wayang Kulit show is the Sonobudoyo Museum. This site is located nearby the Kraton Yogyakarta, which is in Trikora Street. You can take a taxi to get here, or simply use an andong if you are around Malioboro area. The show is held every evening from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The ticket price is Rp 20.000 and you can buy it directly on the spot.

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