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Solo

3.6
Castles · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Traditional Javanese culture thrives in the city of Solo (also called Surakarta), from ancient arts such as wayang puppetry, dangdut music, and Solonese dance, to the production of batik, a traditional patterned fabric. Old markets operate much as they have done for generations, and warungs (small family-run businesses) prepare the whole gamut of Javanese cuisine around the clock. Grand historical buildings and palaces reveal Solo's former role as the seat of power in Central Java, and many ornate temples and mosques can be found in and around the city. Round out an active holiday in Solo with excursions into the surrounding, jungle-clad mountains. Make Solo central to your Indonesia travel plans using our Indonesia holiday maker tool.
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Popular things to do in Solo

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Museum Batik Danar Hadi ©
Specialty Museum
Museum Batik Danar Hadi
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Sukuh Temple ©
Ruin
Sukuh Temple
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Kampoeng Batik Laweyan ©
Historic Site
Kampoeng Batik Laweyan
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
Mangkunegaran Palace ©
Castle
Mangkunegaran Palace
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Solo

Prambanan Temples ©
World heritage site
Prambanan Temples Prambanan
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Puncak Merapi ©
Volcano
Puncak Merapi Yogyakarta Region
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ratu Boko ©
Ruin
Ratu Boko Yogyakarta Region
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Lawang Sewu Building ©
Architectural Building
Lawang Sewu Building Semarang
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Solo

Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat
Castle
Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat
3.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
St. Antonius Church Purbayan
Church
St. Antonius Church Purbayan
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Tumurun Private Museum ©
Art Museum
Tumurun Private Museum
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Keris Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Keris Museum
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Solo

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Solo Paragon Mall ©
Department Store
Solo Paragon Mall
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Gede Solo Market ©
Flea Market
Gede Solo Market
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
The Park ©
Shopping Mall
The Park
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ria Batik Solo ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Ria Batik Solo
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Solo

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Laweyan Mosque
Historic Site
Laweyan Mosque
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Agung Surakarta Mosque
Religious Site
Agung Surakarta Mosque
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary Regina
Church
Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary Regina
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Astana Giribangun ©
Cemetery
Astana Giribangun
3.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Solo

Museum Radya Pustaka ©
Specialty Museum
Museum Radya Pustaka
3.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Cluster Dayu Prehistoric Museum
History Museum
Cluster Dayu Prehistoric Museum
3.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
National Press Museum ©
Specialty Museum
National Press Museum
3.1
Duration: 2h 30 min

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