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"If you'd like a peak to the past of the royal courts of Yogyakarta and Solo, this is where you should be. The exhibits and photos were well displayed, which differs from most museums in Indonesia. We had a great guide who explain almost everything about the royal family, especially the surprising (o..."r not so surprising) fact that the courts of Yogyakarta and Solo were stronly influenced by European culture. I liked the pictures of the queens and princesses, all wearing traditional kain and kebayas, yet ahd a touch of Europe by wearing hats and shoes :-)
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"India was one of the great civilisations whose influence spread across the seas to south east Asia. Java inherited these religions, philosophies & technologies, ushering in a golden age of culture & power.
Vastu Shastra is the Indian science of architecture similar to Chinese Feng Shui. The prin..."ciples of Vastu Shastra enabled pirates & farmers the ability to build things weighing hundreds of tons since they can’t simply be built off a drawing in the dirt, it allowed the engineers the technical foresight to balance weight, height & space on a massive scale. Prambanan’s design was based on this technology which is today visited by people from across the world.
Today, the UNESCO restored Prambanan complex is made up of 3 main structures representing the Trimurti, the 3 big kahunas of Hinduism, Brahama the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver & Shiva the Destroyer. Recently uncovered inscriptions show the original name was ‘Shivagrha’, or ‘House of Shiva’. Built in payment for guiding the...
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