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The various metallic parts of a gamelan set, laid out after tuning. The bells and gongs will be fitted into carved wooden frames to produce the final instruments.
Mangos, kratons and gamelans

September 25th 2006
A legacy of the Dutch administration, a train carries us from Yogyakarta to the neibouring town of Solo, a little further east. Together with Yogya, Solo (officially known as Surakarta although nobody uses that name) is one of Java's "royal cities". Indeed, for centuries this part of the world has been ruled by small kingdoms that have come and gone. Mataram, Sriwijaya, Majapahit, Mataram Islam... ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Java » Solo

Indonesian Flag The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
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26th May 2010

excuse me, what is the name of the place?

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