Solo The Spirit of Java is a slogan that defines the image of the city of Solo, which is thick with Javanese culture. The prosperity of Surakarta encouraged the development of diverse literature, such as dance, fashion, traditional music, and other cultural expressions. UNESCO has recognized various cultures originating from Solo.
Solo is full of grand cultural heritage, one of which is batik. Solo batik has many fans since it includes elevated art and creativity.
Located south of the Mangkunegaran Palace, Pasar Triwindu sells a variety of antiques. Goesti Nurul Kamaril established this market in 1939 to commemorate the 24th Anniversary of The Reign of Mangkunegaran VII.
Kampung Batik Laweyan
Kampung Batik Laweyan is considered the oldest batik tulis (handmade batik) village in Indonesia since it started crafting in the 14th century AD during the reign of the Pajang Palace.
Kampung Batik Kauman
Kampung Batik Kauman is one of the oldest batik villages in Surakarta. Historically, Kauman Batik Village was used as the royal residence for the courtiers of the Kasunanan Palace, who have since helped preserve Surakarta's rich batik legacy.
Solo cannot be separated from its thick history, from the transfer of the Kartasura Palace to Surakarta, the formation of the Mangkunegaran Palace, to the glory of the largest sugar factory in Asia in the 19th century.
Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat, more famously known as Keraton Kasunanan, was built by Sri Susuhan Pakubuwono II (Sunan PB II) in 1744 as a replacement Kartasura Palace which was destroyed in the Geger Pecinan incident in 1743.
Mangkunegaran Palace, was built in 1757 by Raden Mas Said or KGPAA Mangkunegara I. One of the most iconic features of the palace is its Pendopo, a gazebo-like structure often used for gatherings, ceremonies, and private events.
Vastenburg Fort is one of the Dutch heritage sites built in the 18th century on the orders of Governor-General Baron Van Imhoff.
De Tjolomadoe was a 6.4-acre sugar factory built by Mangkuneraga IV in 1861. At the time, De Tjolomadoe was the largest sugar factory in Asia and served as a great testament to the economic progress of the Indonesian sugar industry.
Food is a universal language that everyone will understand. It can deliver love, tell a story, or make your cells happy. Where there is food, there are kindness, emotions, celebrations, and memories food bond people.
Dawet Bu Dermi
Mrs. Dermi's Es Dawet is Solo's legendary traditional refreshment beverage. It had been selling es dawet since the beginning of Pasar Gedhe in 1930, and the third generation now holds it.
Kue Putu Ragil
This traditional white cake with a sweet and savory taste is a prima donna in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Putu is made from rice flour with brown sugar filling, then steamed with a machine that makes a unique whistling sound.
Jamu Gendhong Bu Sri Lestari
As the name implies, this herbal drink is sold by the seller carrying it around (gendhong). Mrs. Sri Lestari has been selling jamu gendhong for about 44 years in front of Nongko Market.
Most 30s Indonesian are familiar with this sweet. Gulali Jawa, a candy whose first appearance is unknown, is made from caramelized brown sugar and shaped as desired.
Terang Bulan Jadoel Mas Rendi
This round sheet-like snack topped with simple condiments can make anyone who eats it time traveling to the 90s era.
Pasar Gedhe Harjonagoro, or Pasar Gedhe, is a traditional market located in the heart of Solo City. It is nestled within the Chinatown village, the Balong area, right across the infamous Tien Kok Sie Temple.
Engage all your senses with nature to nourish your soul from the dusty hustle and bustle. Going for a walk in the middle of a tea plantation or interacting with birds may fulfil your craving for a nature touch in your soul. Just look over don't move the needle; have an experience!
Kemuning Tea Plantation
Fresh cool air and captivating hills view full of tea plantations are must items you'll get when you come to Kemuning Tea Plantation.
One of the best ways to interact with nature for every age of citizens is by feeding birds. It can be a fascinating educational activity for children as well.
We have much control over our wellness. It's not just about our physical health; how we feel, how we interact with ourselves and others, and how we can find harmony with our surroundings. Start with small things daily and achieve your well-being live.
Kampung Wisata Baluwarti
Nestled alongside the Surakarta Kasunanan Palace area, Tourist Village Baluwarti has abundant cultures and traditions.
A busy day may tense your muscle, and sometimes it will affect your mind too. With a pleasing ambience and fresh air, soothe your day by having a yoga sesh beside our pool.
The whole experience class for every tea enthusiast is ready at Mahalaya Hotel! We all know that tasting and smelling tea can initiate various health benefits.