Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

RAMAYANA BALLET (Sendratari Ramayana)

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS SHOW?

CLASSIC JAVANESE ART PERFORMANCE
You are going to visit the classic javanese art & culture show. The show mixed with effect like fire,sound, good light, javanese music orchestra also.

AWESOME BACKGROUND
You gonna see awesome background of stage, yes Prambanan Temple with strong light, rich in elements of the process and appreciation

BEAUTIFUL NIGHT SKY
You gonna see beautiful night sky on the show because it open space. It become exotic atmosphere with Prambanan temple and the lights as background.

CLOSE TO OTHER TOURIST DESTINATION
This place is close to tourist destination such as PRAMBANAN TEMPLE, RATU BOKO TEMPLE, PLAOSAN TEMPLE. So, you can visit these place first and get sunset, after that you watch Ramayana Ballet. So, you spend your time effetively.

Ramayana Ballet:

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RAMAYANA BALLET:
Turn on your fantasy… just what would it be, if the tales sculpted on the Prambanan’s reliefs were imagined as well as showed into performing fine arts? Ramayana Ballet performance is the answer. The tale is taken from Walmiki’s legendary as well as produced into an enchanting performance with mixed variety of aspects from the fine art, moving, songs, drama, lyrics as well as song, make-up, particularly chosen outfits, stage and also lights. All put together, they produce an art piece performance that is preferred as well as priced by both residential as well as international travelers.

Rama and Shinta:

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RAMAYANA BALLET STORY:

The long as well as straining story is recaped in four scenes, namely the kidnapping of Shinta, Anoman’s mission to Alengka, the fatality of Kumbakarna or Rahwana, and the conference of Rama-Shinta.

The story starts when Prabu Janaka held a contest to figure out the potential other half for Shinta, his child that finally was won by Rama Wijaya. The scene is continued with the journey of Rama, Shinta and Rama’s more youthful bro named Laksamana in Dandaka woodland. There, they met Rawana that aspired to posses Shinta since she was considered the reincarnation of goddess Widowati, a female that he had been seeking for long.

In order to draw in Shinta’s interest, Rahwana changed among his followers named Marica right into a deer. The effort was successful when Shinta was brought in and also asked Rama to go after the deer. When Rama did not show up after a while, Laksmana went to find Rama as well as left Shinta herself by securing her with a magic circle around her in order that no one would be able to abduct her, including Rahwana. The security fell short to keep Shinta in the location given that Rahwana succeeded in kidnapping her by altering himself into Durna personality.

At the end of the tale, Hanoman, the white, powerful ape did well in taking Shinta from Rahwana. When she returned, nonetheless, Rama did not trust her anymore. He considered Shinta ridiculed. In order to confirm her virginity as well as reverence, Shinta was asked to burn herself. Shinta proved her righteousness when she was not melted in any way also she came to be more attractive. Lastly, Rama accepted her as his spouse. 

Hanoman (White Monkey):

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WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
There are two places in Yogyakarta where Ramayana ballet is performed.

1. PRAMBANAN TEMPLE:

A, Open stage theatre (May – October).

B. Trimurti staging theatre/Indoor (November – April).

*) Open stage held on dry season and indoor stage held on wet season.

2. PURAWISATA:

Gazebo Garden Restaurant.

HOW MUCH IT COST?

The first place is recommended for backpacker cause it cheap. Just compare the prices:

Ticket Ramayana ballet on Prambanan Temple:
IDR 350,000 (VIP)
IDR 250,000 (Special class)
IDR 175,000 (Class 1)
IDR 100,000 (Class 2)

*) Update ticket price:
IDR 375,000 (VIP) —> IDR 400,000 per 1st January 2017.
IDR 275,000 (Special class) —> IDR 300,000 per 1st January 2017.
IDR 200,000 (Class 1)
IDR 125,000 (Class 2)

*) Class 1 is a bit expensive and there is not much differences in view. I recommend you take Class 2 cause it cheaper.

Ticket Ramayana ballet at Purawisata:
IDR 300,000

HELD ON:
Prambanan Temple:

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2017 schedule of Ramayana ballet at Prambanan temple :

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Purawisata:

Held almost every night.

HOW TO GET TO THE SITE?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is a cheap public transport to get there. Trans Jogja Bus. Ticket only IDR 4,000. First, you must go to halte bus/bus stop/Shelter of Trans Jogja. Then, you must reach to Prambanan halte. It’s free if you change the bus to Prambanan. Ask to the operator if you still confused.

Operator will glad to give information. :-)

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 1A – Stop in Prambanan Shelter
Then, please take a walk to the location
From Tugu Railway Station :
please take Route 1A – Stop in Prambanan Shelter
Then, please take a walk to the location
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take Route 3A – Stop in Airport(bandara) Shelter, then please take Route 1A – Stop in Prambanan Shelter
Then, please take a walk to the location
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take Route 2B – Stop in Condongcatur Shelter, then please take Route 3B – Stop in Airport Shelter, then please take Route 1A – Stop in Prambanan Shelter
Then, please take a walk to the location

*) Trans Jogja operates from 5:30 AM until 9:30 PM

OPEN HOURS:
7.30 P.M – 9.30 P.M

OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
There are strong signal for your cell phone.

CAFE / RESTAURANT:
There are some cafe or restaurant near the site.

1. Abhayagiri restaurant (sunset view restaurant).
2. Bebek Bacem restaurant (sweetened fried duck)
3. Opak resto.

*) You can take dinner in those restaurant before watching Ramayana ballet or after Prambanan sunset.

CONTACT:
+62 274 496408 (Prambanan)
+62 274 497771 (Prambanan)
email: teater@borobudurpark.co.id

OFFICIAL WEBSITE:

Prambanan:
www.borobudurpark.co.id

 

Purawisata:
http://www.amazingramayanaballet.com/

MAP:

PRAMBANAN TEMPLE:

PURAWISATA:

Dancer’s make up:

Make up

*) You can combine watching sunset in Prambanan and Ramayana ballet, so you spend your time efficiently.

WATCH RAMAYANA BALLET FROM VIDEO:

If you need car transport, you can contact me.
Here the best deal transport/tour to Ramayana ballet at Prambanan:

RAMAYANA BALLET AT PRAMBANAN TEMPLE

(PICK UP FROM YOUR HOTEL, WATCH THE SHOW AND THEN DROP OFF TO YOUR HOTEL)

Cost         :  IDR75K per person 
Pick up      :  06.00 PM (Hotel or meeting point)
Drop off     :  10.00 PM (Hotel)
Duration     :  4 hours
Includes     :  Pick up and drop off (Hotel or meeting point)             
Excludes     :  Entrance fee:
                  VIP = IDR375K
                  Special = IDR275K 
                  Class 1 = IDR200K 
                  Class 2 = IDR 125K
Tour code    :  K7
PRAMBANAN TEMPLE + SUNSET + RAMAYANA BALLET 

(PICK UP FROM YOUR HOTEL, VISIT PRAMBANAN TEMPLE, WATCH THE SUNSET, WATCH RAMAYANA BALLET  AND THEN DROP OFF TO YOUR HOTEL)

Cost         :  IDR125K per person 
Pick up      :  02.00 PM (Hotel or meeting point)
Drop off     :  10.00 PM (Hotel)
Duration     :  8 hours
Includes     :  Pick up and drop off (Hotel or meeting point)             
Excludes     :  Prambanan entrance fee (USD $18)
                Ramayana Entrance fee:
                  VIP = IDR375K
                  Special = IDR275K 
                  Class 1 = IDR200K 
                  Class 2 = IDR 125K
Tour code    :  K8

Please send these data to me via Whatsapp (+6281 2277 0029) for booking transport:

Name                                        :
Number of traveler                  :
Hotel/hostel + room number  :
Tour code + Ramayana seat   :

*) Your name should match with booking name in your hotel/hostel cause the driver will ask to the receptionist. Not calling or texting you.

**) Please be ready in 15 minutes before pick up time.

***) No deposit for booking. For cancellation please text me one day before.

RAMAYANA BALLET’ SEAT CLASS ARRANGEMENT:

Open stage (Dry Season):

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Indoor stage (Wet Season):

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*) If you want to watch Ramayana ballet with full moonlight, you should check on Lunar calendar. You must choose the day of show that match with 14th -18th Lunar calendar. Text me or put your question on ‘comment’ box below. I will glad to help and arrange your plan.

5 thoughts on “RAMAYANA BALLET (Sendratari Ramayana)

  1. Mong

    Highly recomended on full moon at the outdoor theater. Quite spectacular to see the prambanan temple brightly lit. The dance will not dissapoint you even if you are not familiar with dance art. An experience not to be missed!

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,

      Episodic in Ramayana ballet consist 4 part stories:
      1st episode
      2nd episode
      3rd episode
      4th episode

      While, the full story means 1st episode till 4th episode in one show.

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