65 km (40 mi) northeast of Yogyakarta and
100 km (62 mi) southeast of Semarang
Surakarta is also widely known by
the name “Solo”. “Surakarta” is
used in formal and official
contexts. The variant spelling
Soerakarta reflects the in use
before the 1948 spelling reform.
On June 16, the anniversary of the
City Government of Surakarta. The
de facto date of June 16, 1946
Local Government established the
right Surakarta control and
manage his own household, as
well as remove the power and
the 22nd most populous of 93
autonomous cities and 5 administrative
cities in Indonesia.
The 8th most densely populated city
And the 13th smallest city in Indonesia
The official language in Solo is Bahasa Indonesia but in daily
life, people in Solo usually used Javanesse most.
Solo has a large airport, Adi Sumarmo International Airport, which
has daily flights traveling from most major cities throughout
Indonesia. International flights also fly from here to Malaysia and
Singapore. AirAisa flies from Kuala Lumpur to Solo and SilkAir from
Singapore. Domestic airlines that fly in and out of Solo include
Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, and Sriwijaya Air.
Bandar Udara Internasional Adi Sumarmo (Adi Sumarmo
Jalan Bandara Adi Sumarmo Surakarta 57108, Indonesia
Surakarta has three train stations, Solo Balapan, Purwosari and
Jebres. Solo Balapan is the largest station in Surakarta, and is the
junction between Yogyakarta (westward), Semarang (northward),
and Surabaya (eastward), while Purwosari is the junction located
west of Solo Balapan, and has a connection to Wonogiri
(southward). There are several direct lines to other cities, such as
Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Semarang, Madiun, and Malang. For
regional 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
Stasiun Purwosari(Purwosari Railway Station)
Jl. Slamet Riyadi No.502 Solo
Stasiun Jebres(Jebres Railway Station)
Jl. Ledoksari No. 1. Kode pos, 57128.
Tirtonadi Terminal is the largest bus terminal in
Surakarta. Night buses travel from Jakarta to Solo and take
around 12 hours.
Terminal Tirtonadi (Tirtonadi Bus Terminal)
Jl. Letjen Suprapto, Sumber Solo Kota/Banjarsari
Palace of the Pakubuwono
Kings. In Keraton Surakarta
can be found Art Gallery
that holds a variety of
historical objects that have
historical value. Keraton
Surakarta open to the public
everyday at 8:30-14:00, and
Sunday 8:30-13:00. Kraton
closed on Friday.
Palace of the Mangkunegara
Princes. A beautiful palace built in
1757 with an awe-inspiring main
audience hall. Facility: museum,
art and cultural centre. Entry fee:
Rp 15.000, photo fee Rp 3.500.
Radya Pustaka Museum
Radya Pustaka Museum has a
variety of collections consisting of
various statues, indigenous
heritage, shadow puppets and
ancient books. Radya Pustaka
Museum is one of the old
museum, even the oldest in
Javanese art and cultural centre with
a wayang kulit puppet show and
wayang wong Javanese dance at
night, childrens playground, and a
food court with traditional Javanese
It was built in 1921 by King KGPAA
Mangkunegara VII to the king's
daughter, GRAy Partini Hussein
Djayaningrat and GRAy Partinah
Sukanta. Now, the statue of the
king's daughters could be witnessed
in the area of the park with an area
of approximately 9.8 hectares.
Taru Jurug Animal Park
A recreational park on Jl. Ir. Sutami
located on the banks of Solo River.
Visitors can relax under the trees
while enjoying the beauty of Solo
and watch animals that currently
there are 60 species, including
animals that have been drained
named Kyai Anggoro.
Sangiran is an archaeological site
museum which said person is a
complete website in Asia. This
museum is one of the world's centers
of human evolution, which depicts
the story of human change for over a
Ngarsopuro Night Market
Ngarsopuro Night Market is a night
market in the city of Solo, which can
be visited on a Saturday night and
Sunday night. The products marketed
are various, ranging from food, various
batik, miniature-miniature unique and
Cetho Temple are the archeological
remains of the Kingdom of Majapahit
and the temple is believed to have
supranatural powers within its exotic
shape. Candi Cetho (Temple) is a
Hindu fertility temple on the slopes of
the mount Lawu.
is the name of the area at the
foot of Mount Lawu,
Indonesia. Because its
presence in the highlands,
making this attraction is still
fresh and cold temperatures,
beautiful scenery, hills and
fields of farmers who provide
cool green color.
can be regarded as one of the
icons of this type in
enjoying the natural beauty of
the site we can relax while
eating a rabbit satay dish
(typical Tawangmangu area).
As one of the Javanese culture
centers, Solo has many treasures
ranging from heirlooms to
antiques. Triwindu Market (now
named Windujenar Market) is
one of the most famous antique
markets in Java.
From collections of batik fabrics,
old bank notes and coins, batik
stamps, old gramophones from
Europe, puppets painted on old
wood plates, bicycles from 1930s,
to stuff claimed as the fossils
from Sangiran can be found in
here. Going here will make you
feel like you are in the antique
Celebrations Sekaten in Surakarta is in
commemoration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad.
On that day King gave alms to the people in the form
of traditional foods and crops were arranged in the
form of a pair of mountains, the gunungan jaler (male)
and gunungan estri (female). Since the previous 7 days
in the ring gamelan called Gamelan Sekaten.
The ceremony is a tradition Sekaten local cultural
assets that are still celebrated by most people Surakarta.
that presents the music show ethnic
music streams and the like. SIEM
event also brings some invited guests
who originated the famous musicians
that exist in Indonesia and overseas.
The Solo Batik Carnival is an annual
celebration of Indonesian heritage.
During the parade, models present
elaborate, colorful costumes made
from traditional batik cloth. Wearing
the costumes, the presenters dance a
traditional number in the streets
while accompanied by music.
is an area-scale International cultural arts performances to the material in the
form of performance art. While the show is the genre of art ranging from
dance, music, theater and art to or did not rule extends to other areas of art.