44.1 km265 km (40 mi) northeast of Yogyakarta and100 km (62 mi) southeast of SemarangGMT +7
Surakarta is also widely known bythe name “Solo”. “Surakarta” isused in formal and officialcontexts. The variant spellingSoerakarta reflects the in usebefore the 1948 spelling reform.On June 16, the anniversary of theCity Government of Surakarta. Thede facto date of June 16, 1946Local Government established theright Surakarta control andmanage his own household, aswell as remove the power andMangkunegaran KasunananKingdom.
the 22nd most populous of 93autonomous cities and 5 administrativecities in Indonesia.The 8th most densely populated cityAnd the 13th smallest city in Indonesia
The official language in Solo is Bahasa Indonesia but in dailylife, people in Solo usually used Javanesse most.
• AirSolo has a large airport, Adi Sumarmo International Airport, whichhas daily flights traveling from most major cities throughoutIndonesia. International flights also fly from here to Malaysia andSingapore. AirAisa flies from Kuala Lumpur to Solo and SilkAir fromSingapore. Domestic airlines that fly in and out of Solo includeGaruda Indonesia, Lion Air, and Sriwijaya Air.Bandar Udara Internasional Adi Sumarmo (Adi SumarmoInternational Airport)Jalan Bandara Adi Sumarmo Surakarta 57108, Indonesia(0271) 780715• TrainSurakarta has three train stations, Solo Balapan, Purwosari andJebres. Solo Balapan is the largest station in Surakarta, and is thejunction between Yogyakarta (westward), Semarang (northward),and Surabaya (eastward), while Purwosari is the junction locatedwest of Solo Balapan, and has a connection to Wonogiri(southward). There are several direct lines to other cities, such asJakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Semarang, Madiun, and Malang. Forregional traffic, a special train connects Surakarta and Yogyakarta,the Prameks (Prambanan Ekspres) train.
Stasiun Solo Balapan (Solo Balapan Railway Station)Jl. Gajah Mada Solo Kota/Banjarsari(0271) 714039Stasiun Purwosari(Purwosari Railway Station)Jl. Slamet Riyadi No.502 Solo(0271) 713673Stasiun Jebres(Jebres Railway Station)Jl. Ledoksari No. 1. Kode pos, 57128.(0271) 646408• RoadTirtonadi Terminal is the largest bus terminal inSurakarta. Night buses travel from Jakarta to Solo and takearound 12 hours.Terminal Tirtonadi (Tirtonadi Bus Terminal)Jl. Letjen Suprapto, Sumber Solo Kota/Banjarsari(0271) 717297
Keraton KasunananPalace of the PakubuwonoKings. In Keraton Surakartacan be found Art Gallerythat holds a variety ofhistorical objects that havehistorical value. KeratonSurakarta open to the publiceveryday at 8:30-14:00, andSunday 8:30-13:00. Kratonclosed on Friday.
Pura MangkunegaranPalace of the MangkunegaraPrinces. A beautiful palace built in1757 with an awe-inspiring mainaudience hall. Facility: museum,art and cultural centre. Entry fee:Rp 15.000, photo fee Rp 3.500.Radya Pustaka MuseumRadya Pustaka Museum has avariety of collections consisting ofvarious statues, indigenousheritage, shadow puppets andancient books. Radya PustakaMuseum is one of the oldmuseum, even the oldest inIndonesia.
Sriwedari ParkJavanese art and cultural centre witha wayang kulit puppet show andwayang wong Javanese dance atnight, childrens playground, and afood court with traditional Javaneserestaurants).Balekambang ParkIt was built in 1921 by King KGPAAMangkunegara VII to the kingsdaughter, GRAy Partini HusseinDjayaningrat and GRAy PartinahSukanta. Now, the statue of thekings daughters could be witnessedin the area of the park with an areaof approximately 9.8 hectares.
Taru Jurug Animal ParkA recreational park on Jl. Ir. Sutamilocated on the banks of Solo River.Visitors can relax under the treeswhile enjoying the beauty of Soloand watch animals that currentlythere are 60 species, includinganimals that have been drainednamed Kyai Anggoro.Sangiran MuseumSangiran is an archaeological sitemuseum which said person is acomplete website in Asia. Thismuseum is one of the worlds centersof human evolution, which depictsthe story of human change for over amillion years.
Ngarsopuro Night MarketNgarsopuro Night Market is a nightmarket in the city of Solo, which canbe visited on a Saturday night andSunday night. The products marketedare various, ranging from food, variousbatik, miniature-miniature unique andassorted souvenirs.Cetho TempleCetho Temple are the archeologicalremains of the Kingdom of Majapahitand the temple is believed to havesupranatural powers within its exoticshape. Candi Cetho (Temple) is aHindu fertility temple on the slopes ofthe mount Lawu.
Tawangmanguis the name of the area at thefoot of Mount Lawu,Indonesia. Because itspresence in the highlands,making this attraction is stillfresh and cold temperatures,beautiful scenery, hills andfields of farmers who providecool green color.Tawangmangu Waterfall(Grojogan Sewu)can be regarded as one of theicons of this type inTawangmangu. Whileenjoying the natural beauty ofthe site we can relax whileeating a rabbit satay dish(typical Tawangmangu area).
Windujenar MarketAs one of the Javanese culturecenters, Solo has many treasuresranging from heirlooms toantiques. Triwindu Market (nownamed Windujenar Market) isone of the most famous antiquemarkets in Java.From collections of batik fabrics,old bank notes and coins, batikstamps, old gramophones fromEurope, puppets painted on oldwood plates, bicycles from 1930s,to stuff claimed as the fossilsfrom Sangiran can be found inhere. Going here will make youfeel like you are in the antiqueheaven.
Celebrations Sekaten in Surakarta is incommemoration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad.On that day King gave alms to the people in the formof traditional foods and crops were arranged in theform of a pair of mountains, the gunungan jaler (male)and gunungan estri (female). Since the previous 7 daysin the ring gamelan called Gamelan Sekaten.The ceremony is a tradition Sekaten local culturalassets that are still celebrated by most people Surakarta.
that presents the music show ethnicmusic streams and the like. SIEMevent also brings some invited guestswho originated the famous musiciansthat exist in Indonesia and overseas.The Solo Batik Carnival is an annualcelebration of Indonesian heritage.During the parade, models presentelaborate, colorful costumes madefrom traditional batik cloth. Wearingthe costumes, the presenters dance atraditional number in the streetswhile accompanied by music.
is an area-scale International cultural arts performances to the material in theform of performance art. While the show is the genre of art ranging fromdance, music, theater and art to or did not rule extends to other areas of art.