Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

RAMAYANA BALLET (Sendratari Ramayana)

RAMAYANA BALLET

– All Details to Know About Ramayana Ballet in Yogyakarta –

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT RAMAYANA BALLET?

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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WHAT IS RAMAYANA BALLET?

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 at Ramayana Ballet Show

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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) burning Alengka Kingdom

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WHERE IS THE RAMAYANA BALLET HELD?

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

LOCATION:

1. PRAMBANAN TEMPLE:

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

1.2 Open Air stage theatre (May – October).

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

2. PURAWISATA:

Gazebo Garden Restaurant.

MAP OF RAMAYANA BALLET:

1. PRAMBANAN TEMPLE:

1.1 TRIMURTI INDOOR STAGE (Wet Season):

1.2 OPEN AIR AMPHITHEATRE (Dry Season):

2. PURAWISATA:

HOW TO GET TO THE LOCATION?

1. PRAMBANAN TEMPLE:
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.

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

2. PURAWISATA:
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 Katamso 1 (Purawisata) halte.

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
Please take Route 1A – Stop in Malioboro Shelter
Then, please take Route 2A – Stop in Purawisata Shelter
From Tugu Railway Station :
Please take Route 2A – Stop in Purawisata Shelter
Then, please take a walk to the location
From Giwangan Bus Station :
Please take Route 2B – Stop in Purawisata portable halte
Then, please take a walk to the location
From Jombor Bus Station :
Please take Route 2A – Stop in Purawisata Shelter
Then, please take a walk to the location

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

**) If you didn’t see any Trans Jogja bus, you can order taxi motor online like Go-Jek or Grab. Their price reasonable. But, you have to install the apps first. The driver can not speak english and you may call him as ‘crazy driver’ because you don’t get used with our ‘crazy’ traffic.

Dancer’s make up:

HOW MUCH IS THE RAMAYANA BALLET ENTRANCE FEE?

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

1. Ramayana ballet ticket 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.

2. Ramayana ballet ticket at Purawisata:
IDR 300,000

HOW IS RAMAYANA BALLET SEAT ARRANGEMENT AT PRAMBANAN?

RAMAYANA BALLET’ SEAT CLASS ARRANGEMENT:

Open stage (Dry Season: November – April)

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Indoor stage (Wet Season: May – October)

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*) If rain falls before or during on the show, it will be delay for 30 minutes. If it keep raining, the show will be move to Indoor stage.

WHEN IS THE RAMAYANA BALLET HELD?

1. Ramayana Ballet at Prambanan Temple:

Schedule of Ramayana ballet at Prambanan temple 2019:

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Schedule of Ramayana ballet at Prambanan temple 2018:

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Schedule of Ramayana ballet at Prambanan temple 2017:

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Schedule of Ramayana ballet at Prambanan temple 2016:

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Schedule of Ramayana ballet at Prambanan temple 2015:

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2. Ramayana Ballet at Purawisata:

Held almost every night.

WHAT TIME THE RAMAYANA BALLET HELD?

OPENING HOURS:
7.30 PM – 9.30 PM

*) If you want to watch Prambanan 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.

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

Ramayana Ballet at Trimurti Staging

OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
There are strong signal for your smartphone.

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

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

4. Wedang Kopi Prambanan.

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

Ramayana Ballet at Trimurti Staging

HOW TO CONTACT?

PHONE:
+62 274 496408 (Prambanan)
+62 274 497771 (Prambanan)
email: [email protected]

OFFICIAL WEBSITE:

Prambanan:
www.borobudurpark.co.id

Purawisata:
www.amazingramayanaballet.com/

WATCH RAMAYANA BALLET FROM VIDEO:

HOW TO ARRANGE A DAY TRIP TO PRAMBANAN TEMPLE?

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 = IDR400K
                  Special = IDR300K 
                  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 = IDR400K
                  Special = IDR300K 
                  Class 1 = IDR200K 
                  Class 2 = IDR 125K
Tour code    :  K8

Please send these data to me via Whatsapp (+628122770029) 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.

If you need a private car + driver, you can contact me.
My old brother is a driver, he drive so gently and can speak english very well.

Here my number: +628122770029 (Whatsapp)

Check the schedule to get more cheap by join and share the tour with other traveler:

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Schedule of Yogya-Backpacker Tour 2017.xlsx

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Schedule of Custom Yogya-Backpacker Tour 2019 (Private & Share Cost).xlsx

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Find other gems in Jogja and around that you never knew existed. Here they are:

1. Borobudur temple
2. Prambanan temple
3. Jomblang cave
4. Ramayana ballet
5. Merapi volcano (Hiking)
6. Merapi volcano (Lava Tour by Jeep)
7. Sultan palace and Water castle
8. Timang beach + Gondola
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15 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.

      1. Jannel

        Hi!
        So episodic and full story are the same performance but episodic is just broken up? I’m confused.
        Also what is the special performance in June?
        Would you recommend going to full story, episodic, or the special performance?
        Thank you so much!

        1. kunzyogya Post author

          Hi,
          Well, you may say like that.
          But, here more explanation.
          Ramayana full story = four episode in one show (session).
          Ramayana episode = one of four episode performed.
          Ramayana special performance = held on Eid Mubarok days and it’s full story.

          For some people it doesn’t matter you watch full story, episodic, or the special performance.
          The important is you get experience watching something different from the other culture.
          The actual catch is the art of dance, the moving, the lyrics, the music, the costume, the make up, the staging & the lighting that put together become a fine art performance.
          Sometime you don’t know the story exactly, but the whole performance is very interesting.

          I prefer full story, open staging (Prambanan temple as background) and full moon (good weather/no clouds). 😉

  2. Shai Tahir

    Hello, I would like to arrange for tour code K8 for 01 person on 15th Oct 17. Can you please assist and reply to my email? Thank you so much!

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hello,
      As you can see on Ramayana ballet schedule there is no show on 15th October 2017.
      It’s available on 14th and 17th October 2017.
      Please check the Prambanan Ramayana Ballet schedule above before you book K8 tour.
      Thank you.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Halo juga,
      Jadwal sendratari Ramayana yang berbarengan dengan Prambanan Jazz yaitu pada tanggal 18 Agustus 2018.
      Saya telah menanyakan pada kantornya dan mereka menyatakan akan tetap mengadakan ramayana ballet pada tanggal tersebut.

      Well, the schedule of Prambanan Jazz that match with Ramayana ballet is on 18th August 2018.
      I just asked to the Ramayana ballet office,
      they told me that Ramayana ballet on 18th August 2018 still performing.
      Actually the location of Prambanan Jazz and Ramayana ballet are in the different location.
      Prambanan Jazz is in the east side of the Opak river or north of Prambanan temple exactly,
      the Ramayana ballet is in the west side of the Opak river.
      Even both show in the same Prambanan temple area,
      but, the exactly location quiet different.
      The lighting and the sound could be a problem.
      They could interference to each other.

  3. Ong

    Hi, From the Performance Schedule at Prambanan Temple is there performance on 21-23 August 2018? What is cerita utuh?

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,

      As you can see on the Ramayana ballet schedule,
      there will be show on 21st, 22nd & 23rd August 2018.
      Cerita utuh is full story.

      Cheers.

  4. Rambai

    Hi is it easy to hire a taxi after the Ramayana show from Prambanan temple back to Jogja City Centre? Or is it better to hire a return taxi from Jogja city to the show and back to Jogja city? How much does the taxi costs?

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,
      Well, Prambanan temple is out of Yogyakarta town actually.
      It’s located in the border of Yogyakarta regency and Klaten regency.
      In the day time could be easy to find the taxi.
      But, in the night time i think it will be hard to find taxi.

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