Solo, the hidden gem of Indonesia! This town in Central Java is home to much of Java's cultural heritage. Old palaces, textile markets, historical villages, temples, and many more are preserved to show visitors of Solo’s treasures.
Get to know Solo’s local textile craftsmen! The Laweyan Batik Village portrays everything you need to know about traditional Batik artistry. The attractive old buildings and boutiques will surely complete your visit to this iconic village. Want more of Solo’s beautiful textiles? Klewer Market sells amazing batik clothes and garments that Solo can offer!
Take a trip to see Solo’s old royal palace! The Mangkunegaran Palace and Kasunanan Palace exhibit what life was like before the modern era here in Solo. Not only is Solo famous for its royal heritage, but Solo is also known for their great cuisine! Try nasi liwet, bakmi ketoprak, sate kere, sate buntel, and many more along the Adi Sucipto Street and premises near Klewer Market!
Solo, more officially known by Surakarta, is served by the Adi Soemarmo International Airport. Like most airports in Indonesia, visitors can ride either taxis or buses from the airport to town. Locals often choose the bus since it is cheaper than taxis. The bus fares generally cost around Rp 20,000, while taxis can cost up to Rp 100,000.
The wide ranges of cuisine in Solo is known from all over Indonesia! Since the majority of Solo’s population is Muslim, looking for halal food is no trouble at all. Aside from the stalls and warungs along the Adi Sucipto Street and around Klewer Market, the best places to get Solo’s local delicacies are Serabi Notosuman, Cambuk Rambak Solo, Tengkleng Klewer Bu Edi, Sate Buntel Mbok Galak, Sate Kere Yu Rebi, and Wedangan Pendhopo.
Masjid Sheikh Zayed Solo is the most visited mosque in Solo. This mosque was a gift from the prince of the United Arab Emirates to Indonesia. It has the capacity of 10,000 jamaah! Another iconic mosque of Solo is the Masjid Agung Kraton Surakarta. This was the mosque that belonged to Solo’s royalty long before Indonesia’s independence. Aside from those two grand mosques, Solo has abundant mosque all over town!