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Horse power: Klaten’s Plembon Market opens to excitement

  • Stefanus Ajie

    The Jakarta Post

Klaten, Central Java   /   Sat, December 14 2019   /  01:08 am
Ready to serve: Prospective buyers check a pony at the Plembon horse market in Klaten, Central Java, recently. Many horses sold at the market, which was opened in November, are used in tourist sites. Plembon Market also sells horse-drawn carts and buggies. (JP/Stefanus Ajie)(JP/Stefanus Ajie)

Ready to serve: Prospective buyers check a pony at the Plembon horse market in Klaten, Central Java, recently. Many horses sold at the market, which was opened in November, are used in tourist sites. Plembon Market also sells horse-drawn carts and buggies. (JP/Stefanus Ajie)Dozens of horses were tied up under lush trees at Plembon Market in Klaten, Central Java, while prospective buyers were moving across the market to inspect the animals accompanied by their owners.Deals after deals were made from the morning to the afternoon. The market is known as the go-to place for various animals, including cows, sheep, goats and birds. Each kind of animal is sold on particular days in accordance with the Javanese calendar.In November, Plembon Market began to sell horses. The animals are available every Pon day, attracting buyers and sellers from cities such as Yogyakarta, Central Java’s Ambarawa...