There are just two old dynasties from Central Java, the Sultanate of Yogyakarta and the Sultanate of Solo (also Called Surakarta). Yogyakarta is like Solo’s famous older brother. Tourists visiting Indonesia learn about Yogyakarta, also its attractions, and things to do. In a rush to research Indonesia, Solo often gets overlooked.
One of the few reasons behind this is that Solo is famous for the company than tourism. That’s a shame since there is a good deal of good things in Solo. Here is a listing of a few of the greatest things you can do and see in and around Surakarta/Solo. I expect after reading this article; you will agree that Solo is also a great holiday destination.
- Batik in Klewer marketplace
Are you a fan of batik cloth? Solo is famed for its batik’s quality. Klewer market is a conventional marketplace where you can discover a lot of different kinds and high-quality batik. I remember my mother always included a visit to Klewer marketplace in Solo on her itinerary each time we visit our grandma. You’re guaranteed to get some great batik here if you come here.
- Hunting for some antique at Pasar Triwindu
Pasar Triwindu is your antique/flea marketplace of Solo. The sector is located in the city center. It is heaven for folks that respect antiques (Javanese daggers, leather puppets, decorations, etc.). Of course, you do have to be mindful when purchasing here. There are whole good deals of goods. Shopping in Pasar Triwindu is an enjoyable experience. Exploring Pasar Triwindu feels exactly like walking through a museum. The place is clean and relatively tidy. It is quite excellent for window shopping. It is the perfect place if you’re searching for things to do in Solo, taking some photos, and just enjoying a day stroll.
- Get lost in Laweyan Batik Village
If you’re looking for vintage batik, you want to visit Laweyan Batik Village. This village is renowned because of its history — previously a lot of batik vacationers lived. Visiting Laweyan feels a bit like you are stepping back in the past. Visiting old spots/buildings that are very attractive can walk through the little alleys and do a little bit of boutique shopping. When you visit Laweyan, it is possible to find out how batik is created, make batik, and perform some batik shopping.
- The Old Royal Palace
I didn’t have the opportunity to visit Mangkunegaran Palace, and just seen Kasunanan Palace. The Palace grounds cover a large area. It’s a lovely place, and the surroundings are very relaxing. On the other hand, the museum is still currently falling apart and also in dire need of renovation.
- Grand Mosque Kraton Surakarta
The older mosque (Masjid Agung Kraton Surakarta) is one of the most well-known landmarks in Solo. I remember visiting it when I ceased to see my relatives in Surakarta throughout my youth. The mosque has a Javanese design, and the inside is airy, spacious, and spacious.
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