All You Need to Do when You Visit Keraton Surakarta
TIMESINDONESIA, SOLO – Have you ever been visiting Javanese palace or keraton? Oh well, Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat is one of Javanese palace you might be consider as someplace to visit. But if you never have visited to this kind of place then you might need this guidance.
Only the museum is opened
Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat has a very large site. Yet, only the museum that you can visit, you can't visit the king's residence. However, on this museum they also have the miniature of the palace.
U need to use the 'sameer'
Samir or sameer is a long fabric in red and yellow colors. To them the colors symbolized the anger and greed. The sameer will be put crossing your chest, this is belief that by using this those two characteristics of human could be neutralized.
Shoes or bare feet.
On this site, you couldn't use any slippers or sandal. If you wear one then you need to take it off. But if you use shoes then you still allowed to wear them.
No sun glasses
You are not allowed to wear a sunglasses in the keraton in order to respect the host of the keraton. This rule doesn't apply to normal eyeglasses.
No hat allowed
Baseball hat categorized as informal hat that which shows lack of manners if you wear it in the keraton. So you better took it off before entering the keraton.
Lower your voice
You need to lower your voice once you step on your feet on the Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat. To the Javanese, keraton is categorized as a sacred place where you are not allowed to raise your voice even when you laugh. (*)