Discover the beauty of the ancient art of shadow puppetry at the Wayang Museum in Jakarta which provides a unique insight into this traditional art form. If looking for a 5 star hotel Jakarta has to offer which to base yourself at and make visits to such site, then consider staying at the Keraton at The Plaza, Jakarta located in the downtown business district.
Make sure to plan a trip to the Wayang Museum which showcases intricate works of Javanese wayang puppetry. Situated within the Old Dutch Church, the museum lets you learn more about the rich heritage of shadow puppetry which is used to tell tales from the Mahabarata and Ramayana epics as well as stories from Javanese folklore. Visitors have a chance to not only see traditional puppets from Indonesia, but also those from India, China, Cambodia and Europe as well as the traditional instruments used at performances including gongs and xylophones. For a firsthand look at this fascinating art form, visit the museum on Sundays where one can catch a Wayang puppet show.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.