15 Best Tourist Destination in Solo, Central Java

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Solo, the city in Central Java which is officially named Surakarta is indeed famous among tourists. Not only has a thick historical background, but Solo also has a beautiful landscape. No wonder there are many tourist attractions in Solo that are interesting to visit, ranging from natural, cultural, historical, religious, to canggih  tourism.
Well, want to know what tourist attractions in Solo that must be visited? The following is a list of recommended tourist attractions in Solo that must be included in the list of visits while on vacation there.

15 Best Tourist Destination in Solo, Central Java
15 Best Tourist Destination in Solo, Central Java
 15 Best Tourist Destination Place in Solo

1. Grojogan Sewu Tawangmangu
One of the most famous tourist attractions in Solo and much talked about by tourists is Grojogan Sewu Tawangmangu. The destination of the 80-meter high waterfall is located on the west side of Mount Lawu, or about 37 kilometers from the center of Solo. This waterfall is the highest in the Central Java region, you know.
To go to the location, tourists must climb at least 1,000 steps. With beautiful views right and left, the trip will feel more enjoyable. Myth, you can't come here with a mitra  if you don't want your love affair to break up in the middle of the road.
On weekends, this tourist spot is crowded with tourists from inside and outside the city. To be able to see the natural beauty around the Tawangmangu waterfall, visitors will be charged an entrance ticket for approximately Rp. 20,000 per person.

2. Keraton Surakarta

If you want to learn about Solo's history in more detail, visit the Surakarta Palace. This building was erected by Susuhunan Pakubuwana II in 1744 to replace the Kartasura Palace which was destroyed by the Chinatown incident in 1743.

Until now, this building is still functioned as a place to stay Sri Sunan as well as being the most visited tourist attractions in Solo. The complex at Surakarta Palace is divided into Alun-Alun Lor, Alun-Alun Kidul, Sasana Sumewa, Siti Hinggil Lor and Kidul, Kemandungan Lor and Kidul, Sri Manganti Lor and Kidul, Kedaton, and Kamagang, each of which has different functions. , one of which is used as a museum. In this tourist spot in Solo, various collections of treasures are stored, such as gamelan, a replica of palace heirlooms, and other objects which are gifts from European kings.

3. Sriwedari Park
Historical attractions in the city of Solo, which next is Sriwedari Park. This tourist spot in Solo is a park complex located in the Laweyan area, Solo, and has existed since the era of Pakubuwana X's leadership. Besides being used as the location for routine Selikuran Night entertainment, Taman Sriwedari was also used as a venue for PON in 1948.

In this area, there is the Sriwedari Puppet Building (GWO) which is a place for the puppet shows. On the upper and right walls of the building, there is a large painting that tells the epic Mahabharata titled "Fresno Duto".

Sriwedari Park has become the center of entertainment, art, and culture of the people of Solo and its surroundings. If you intend to stop by here, come around 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Ticket prices are quite cheap, only around Rp. 3,000 per person.

4. Sangiran Early Man Museum
Its location is not exactly in the city of Solo. However, this tourist attraction becomes one of the destinations that must be visited while in Solo. As the name suggests, Sangiran Early Man Museum is an archeological museum located in Kalijambe Village, Sragen, Central Java.

This historical-educational attraction is located not far from the ancient Sangiran fossil site, which has been designated by UNESCO as one of the world heritages. With an lokasi  of ​​about 56 square km, this place is not only functioned as a tourist destination, but also a research center by archaeologists from within and outside the country who want to know human life in prehistoric times.

In addition to the lower jaw fossil Pithecanthropus erectus, here also found traces of relics of the past that are 200,000 to 2 million years old.

5. Balekambang Park
If you like beautiful tourist attractions with cool green trees, come to Taman Balekambang located on Jalan Ahmad Yani, Solo. The 10-hectare park was built by KGPAA Mangkunegara VII in 1921 for his two daughters, GRAy Partini and GRAy Partinah.

Tourist attractions in Solo are divided into two. The first complex is Partinah Bosch which is home to a variety of rare plants, such as walnut, white banyan, breech banyan, and chocolate apple. While the other complex is named Partini Tuin (Partini Water Park). This place is a pond with ornamental boats that can be climbed by tourists.

After undergoing revitalization, in 2008 Balekambang Park was officially opened to the public and functioned as a center/park for arts and culture, botanical gardens, educational attractions, and recreation.

6. Candle Pillar
The next tourist spot in Solo that is suitable as a place to relax in the afternoon is the Tugu Lilin. The building, which was erected to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the birth of Boedi Oetomo, is located on the National Awakening Street, Solo City. Candle figures deliberately have chosen to illustrate the spirit and struggle of the Indonesian nation that continues to ignite in the effort to win independence.

This tourist spot in Solo is very suitable as a photo background for those of you who like photography. Not only is the atmosphere around the location cool and refreshing to the eye, but here we can also study history while remembering the services of struggle in ancient times. Near the Tugu Lilin, many culinary attractions are delicious and should not be missed, one of which is Pocong Chicken Noodle.

7. Kauman Batik Village
Visiting Solo is certainly not complete if you don't buy the typical batik. Well, if you are interested in seeing the process of batik cloth directly, come to the Kauman Batik Village, Solo. In a shopping attraction that is located not far from the Keraton Kasunanan Surakarta, tourists can get a variety of batik with a variety of motifs and patterns.

Generally, the batik produced by craftsmen here is written batik, stamped batik, or combination batik, with canggih  motifs with dark colors. The quality of products from this batik village has also been well known to foreign countries, you know. Many tourists deliberately stop by here to buy batik, either just for souvenirs typical of Solo or resale. The price of batik here also varies, ranging from cheap ones only in the range of hundreds of thousands to expensive ones up to millions of rupiah.

8. Klewer Market
Still about shopping for tourism. In Solo, there is one of your favorite destinations for those who like to buy cloth or batik, namely Klewer Market. The largest textile market in Solo sells a variety of batik fabrics, both made by local and foreign craftsmen. Yes, who would have thought, foreign people can also make batik, you know.

Besides having a complete collection of batik, in this market which is occupied by around 2,000 merchants, you can also find other fashion items such as school uniforms complete with their attributes, jackets, shirts, clothes, and so on. There is also a sewing service that is ready to help meet your requests and dress tastes.

In Klewer Market, you can satisfy your batik shopping desires without fear of a broken bag. Yes, this tourist spot in Solo is indeed a paradise for typical and inexpensive batik in Solo. However, you should be vigilant when shopping at this place, because Klewer Market is famous for being prone to pickpocketing.

9. Mangkunegaran Temple
In addition to the Kasunanan Palace, Solo also has the Mangkunegaran Temple. The palace was built with a very beautiful and magnificent is the official residence of the leader of the Duchy Praja Mangkunegaran. The building, located on Jalan Ronngowarsito, has succeeded in becoming the cultural and artistic center of the City of Solo. The various collections inside the palace are relics of the Kingdom of Mataram and Majapahit.

When you enter the temple/puro area, you will see spacious courtyards and buildings typical of European architecture with the words Kavalerie-Artillerie. Once inside the temple, you will be greeted by a European-Javanese style pavilion complete with a set of gamelan, Kyai Kanyut Mesem.

If possible, come to this tourist spot in Solo on Wednesday, because regular gamelan events will be held there every Wednesday. There are also traditional and canggih  dance studios, which are held every day starting at 15:00 in the afternoon. When entering the temple area, tourists will be accompanied by a tour guide. The price of admission to tourist attractions in Solo is around Rp 10,000. There is also a Mangkunegaran Royal Dinner tour package for those of you who are interested in trying out the sensation of dinner with a typical Javanese menu and Javanese atmosphere.

10. Galabo Solo
Solo City is an lokasi  in Indonesia that is famous for its culinary delights and diversity. Here, tourists can easily find a variety of delicious food sold until midnight. One of the culinary tests that must be visited while in this city is Galabo Solo. Located on Jalan Mayor Sunaryo, or precisely in front of the Solo Wholesale Center, Galabo provides a variety of culinary delights that are delicious and cheap.

There are at least around 50 merchant stands that are held every at 17:00 until 24.00 at tourist attractions in Solo on this one. Liwet rice, warm claw, satay kere, tengkleng, Toprak noodles, wedang ronde, wedding Dongo, Kupat tofu, and overlapping rice are some of the traditional culinary delights you can find in this place. Besides being cheap, the food sold here is also delicious. No wonder that Galabo is always crowded with visitors from various circles, especially students.

11. Taru Jurug Zoo
Not many tourists know that Solo also has a kid-friendly tourist attraction in the form of a zoo. Located on Jalan Ir. Sutami, Kenting, Jebres, Solo, precisely next to the Sebelas Maret University campus, the Taru Jurug Zoo is not only cheap but also suitable for a visit with your child. Only by paying an entrance ticket for IDR 8,000, you can already see a variety of animals in this tourist spot in Solo.

The Taru Jurug Wildlife Park was founded in 1870 by Sultan Hamengkubuwono X as a place to conserve tumbuhan  and fauna. Over time, the collection is also increasing. In this tourist spot in Solo, visitors can find a variety of endangered species such as green peacock, Sumatran tiger, iguana, Komodo dragon, and so on.

If interested, some elephants are specially rented to passengers. On weekends, this attraction is quite crowded with visitors from inside and outside the city. The Taru Jurug Zoo is open from 7 am to 5 pm. If you come here, bring along your child or siblings, yes!

12. Ngarsopuro Night Market
Solo does offer endless travel sensations. This time there is Ngarsopuro Night Market. As the name implies, this tourist spot in Solo is a cheap shopping attraction located on Jalan Diponegoro, or rather in the southern region of Pura Mangkunegaran.

At the night market, which is open every Saturday and Sunday, tourists can satisfy their shopping and culinary desires. In addition to clothes, accessories, and handicraft items, at this tourist spot in Solo, you can also find a variety of delicious foods at low prices, ranging from traditional foods to canggih  foods. This lokasi  is also often used as a hangout for young people, students, or activists in Solo, you know.

13. Solo Triwindu Market
Want to repeat memories and evoke past nostalgia? Don't be confused. You only need to come to Solo City. Not far from Ngarsopuro Night Market there is a market that sells various art items. It is Triwindu Market or commonly called Triwindu Antique Market. This market was built in 1939 as a form of commemoration of the 24th anniversary of the Mangkunegaran VII administration.

Unfortunately, the relevant parties do not pay much attention to the management of shopping attractions on this one. Only in the government of the mayor of Solo, Mr. Jokowi, the market was renovated and reorganized so that it becomes neat as it is now. Various art objects that can be obtained at Triwindu Market include stone and wood sculptures, ancient money, old radio, ancient weapons, household furniture, puppets, wall clocks, cups, typewriters, old telephones, and many others.

14. Pandawa Water World Solo Baru
Unlike the previous tourist objects, Pandawa Water World Solo Baru is a canggih  destination in the middle of Solo. This tourist spot in Solo offers an exciting tourist sensation in the form of rides or water games that are suitable to be visited by all keluarga  members, especially children.

In addition to the large swimming pool, slides, various children's games, and artificial waves, one thing that makes this attraction unique and so loved by tourists is the theme and concept of the epic Mahabarata it uses. In Pandawa Water World there are large statues of Pandavas five. The price of admission to this attraction is IDR 80,000 on weekdays and IDR 100,000 per person on weekends.

15. Museum of Batik Danar Hadi
The last recommended tourist spot in Solo to visit is the Batik Danar Hadi Museum. Located on Jalan Brigjen Slamet Riyadi No. 261, Sriwedari, Solo, Batik Museum Danar Hadi is an integrated batik tourism destination in the city of Solo. As the name implies, this place was built by a batik company from Solo, PT Batik Danar Hadi.

Having another name House of Danar Hadi (HDH), this building is located in an ancient building complex that is included in the cultural heritage of the City of Solo - Ndalem Wuryaningratan. In this museum, there are at least 10,000 collections of batik cloth with different motifs, depending on culture, environment, and the period of each batik making.

The collection is the personal property of the founder of PT Batik Danar Hadi, H. Santosa Doellah. As for the back of the museum, there is a batik factory and stamp that is opened for tourists. If you visit Solo, don't forget to stop by this place.

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