Tourist destinations in Central Java are not only Semarang and Yogyakarta. If you want to visit a cultural city with a calm atmosphere, try coming to Solo. Many foreign tourists often visit this city!
The charm of the city of Solo manages to attract more tourists every year. Therefore, in collaboration with local administration, the government is trying to develop new tourist sites to attract more tourists. This effort is expected to be effective and increase regional income in Solo and improve the welfare of the local population.
So far, Solo is very famous for its cultural appeal. But you also need to know other tourist attractions that are also interesting to visit. Such as nature tourism, recreational tourism, and shopping tourism. If you want to know the recommended tourist attractions in Solo, read our summary below.
- Keraton Kasunanan Surakarta
When traveling to Solo, don’t forget to stop by the Keraton Kasunanan Surakarta. So far, the kingdom is still ruling and acting as part of the local government . In addition, the Keraton Kasunanan Surakarta is also inhabited by the royal family. The Keraton Kasunanan Surakarta has a large area and consists of South Square and Lor, Kedaton, Sasana Sumewa, Kemandungan Kidul and Lor, Siti Hinggil Kidul and Lor, Sri Manganti Kidul and Lor, Kamagangan. Each of these places has its own function.
Keraton Kasunanan Surakarta is located in Sidikoro street. This tourist spot operates every day except Friday, Monday to Thursday, open from 9.00 A.M to 2.00 P.M While Saturday and Sunday open from 9.00 A.M to 3.00 P.M. As long as you are within this area of Keraton you need to obey the rules that have been set for visitors, such as dressing modestly and avoiding short clothes, not smoking, and not bringing food into the palace.
- Taman Hutan Rakyat/ Tahura
Tahura or Taman Hutan Rakyat is one of the recreational tourist attractions in Solo. Generally, visitors who come here really like camping activities. If you want to escape from the city’s hustle and bustle, then this place is the right choice. The location is quite strategic and easy to find either by car or motorbike.
- Grojogan Sewu Tawangmangu
In addition to cultural and recreational tourism, Solo also has beautiful natural attractions such as Grojogan Sewu Tawangmangu. Arriving at this place will spoil you with an 80-meter-long waterfall which is also one of the highest waterfalls in the province of Central Java. To be able to find the amazing view, you have to walk up 1000 steps. But your struggle will be paid off after seeing the beauty of the waterfall in that place. The entrance ticket to the location of this waterfall is quite affordable, you only need to pay IDR 20,000 per person.
- Geopark Batu Seribu
Besides Grojogan Sewu, a must-visit natural tourism object is the Geopark Batu Seribu. This one tourist spot is even said to be trending and viral right now. Besides being packed with local tourists, the Batu Seribu Geopark is also busy with global tourists. This is because the natural beauty has managed to bewitch the eyes of the tourists, so they feel at home for a long time in this place. A vacation to the Batu Seribu Geopark will be more fun if you do it with your family. Make sure you include this place in the itinerary list when visiting Solo.
- Pasar Gede
Pasar Gede is a shopping destination in Solo, which is always crowded with tourists. Besides shopping, you can also pamper your stomach and tongue by tasting various local foods. The Pasar Gede building is also quite attractive and classic, so it can be your selfie spot to share on social media.
- Danar Hadi Batik Museum
The Danar Hadi Museum is a great place to learn about Indonesia’s cultural heritage, namely Batik. Here you will find a large collection of batik with a variety of motifs. Even the number reaches 10,000 collections. The Danar Hadi Batik Museum is located at Brigjen Slamet Riyadi street 261. Behind the museum there is also a factory where printed and written batik is made, so don’t forget to stop by there too!
Whether your trips take you to a long stroll on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas and resorts or urban attractions, extra research will give you the best experience for your visit. Get to know more about Solo by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.