13 The Solo tourist attractions worth a visit

Solo City

1. Kraton Surakarta Hadiningrat
Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat is the Palace relics of the Islamic Mataram Kingdom which bear witness to the history of the development of the city of Surakarta. With the original Java architecture that is already in the pengaaruhi system of the West, it looks magnificent though still display the characteristics of the Solo itself.
Keraton Surakarta or official name Kraton Surakarta Hadiningrat, is an historic places not to be missed while visiting Solo. Built in stages by Sunan Paku Buwono II in the year 1744, made the Palace a Kraton Surakarta Hadiningrat exotic save a lot of historical value. Physically Keraton Surakarta has much in common with the Royal family because one of his architects, namely Prince Mangkubumi or Sultan Hamengkubuwono I, which became the main architect of the Kraton. Surakarta Palace is located right in the city centre, adjacent to some of the landmarks of the city of Solo, such as City Hall, the Pasar Klewer and Pasar Gede. Diverse saranin can transport Kana-use to review the location such as the rickshaw and pedicab.

2. Pasar Klewer
Batik market Pasar Klewer is largest in Indonesia, so it’s very unfortunate when missed, especially for lovers of shopping as both by traditional batik Solo. Ranging from batik cap cotton costing thousands, up to silk batik costing millions of dollars are available here. Klewer market not only as the center of the economy but also the shopping tourist destination. Pasar klewer was pioneered during the occupation of Japan, where a lot of exploitation of fabric and clothing by way of hanging on the shoulders, as it kept dangling irregular or “kleweran”. From the word kleweran it the name Pasar Klewer is taken. Pasar Klewer is the West Gate terletakdi Surakarta and South of the great mosque. In addition to fabric merchants, around Klewer market, there is a distinctive food vendors who also became a culinary destination.

3. Archaeological Museum of Sangiran
Sangiran has been set as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our site was discovered thousands of fossils who account for nearly half of all the ancient human fossils in the world. The Museum is located in the Sangiran is known as the “dome of Sangiran”, this area was the location of a site that contains many fossils of the ancient human fossils began with his equipment, ancient animals or plants that live in that period. In stratigrafis this site is the most complete prehistoric sites in Asia that his life can be seen in sequence and uninterrupted since 2 million years ago, i.e. Since the end of the Pliocene Epoch to the end of the Middle Pleistocene. To Sangiran seems you brought back to thousands of years ago.

4. the Grojogan Sewu Tawangmangu
Tawangmangu offers keindahnya i.e. grojogan sewu on the slopes of Mount Lawu which is very refreshing to the soul, the beautiful scenery will make our soul feels fresh if visiting Tawangmangu. Tawangmangu is located in Karanganyar Regency, Central Java, which can be reached in one hour by using ground vehicles. While enjoying the beauty of the Tawangmanggu, you can enjoy your rabbit Satay and Porcupine, and also is a Center for producing Tawangmangu vegetable and fruit. There are some locations that are often a destination tourists domestic and foreign tourists, either in Tawangmangu Subdistrict itself or other areas surrounding nearby accessible from Tawangmangu, namely:
Grojogan Sewu
Pringgodani Waterfall
The Peak Of Lawu
The Centers Of Ornamental Plants (Nglurah Village)
Fir Sewu
The Flying Foxwan

5. The Prambanan Temple
Prambanan Temple or Rara Jonggrang is the largest Hindu temple compound in Indonesia which was built in the 9th century a.d. during the rule of the two Kings, Rakai Pikatan and Rakai Balitung. Soaring up to 47 meters (5 meters higher than Borobudur Temple), the Foundation of this temple has fulfilled the wish maker, demonstrated the triumph of Hinduism in Java.
There is a legend that Javanese people always told about this temple. Once, a man named Bandung Bondowoso who loved Roro Jonggrang. Because it is not love, Jonggrang asked Bondowoso to make temple with 1000 statue overnight. The request was almost fulfilled before Jonggrang asked for the villagers to pound rice and make a big fire so that it formed an atmosphere like the morning. Bondowoso is new can make a 999 statues cursed Jonggrang then became a statue to – 1000 because feel cheated.
Prambanan Temple has three main temple on the main page, namely Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. The third Temple is the epitome of Trimurti in Hindu belief. The third Temple is facing East. Each main temple has accompanying Temple facing to the West, namely Nandini for Shiva, Angsa for Brahma, and Garuda for Vishnu. In addition, there are still 2 candi apit, 4 kelir temples and 4 corner temples. Meanwhile, the second page has 224 temples.

6. Elephant Mungkur Reservoirs
Elephant Mungkur reservoir is a reservoir located 3 km south of the town of Wonogiri district, Central Java province. The waters of the artificial lake was created with stem sungaiterpanjang in Java i.e. the Bengawan Solo River. Built in the late 1970s and began operating in 1978. Reservoirs with an area of approximately 8800 ha in this subdistrict 7 could irrigate the rice paddies covering about 23600 ha in area and Klaten, Sukoharjo, Karanganyar and Sragen. In addition to supplying drinking water Wonogiri also generates electricity from 12.4 PLTAsebesar Megawatts. To build reservoirs this Government moved residents displaced by reservoir waters transmigration bedol village to Sitiung, region of West Sumatra. This reservoir is planned to be up to 100 years old. However, sedimentation occurs causing age reservoirs is expected will not be long. Perum Jasa Tirta Bengawan Solo River overwhelmed to do maintenance of reservoirs in Wonogiri Mungkur Elephant that became his job. Damage watersheds (WATERSHED) that cause severe sedimentation of reservoirs are very tinggiWaduk Elephant Mungkur is also a place for recreation. Here are available aboard the boat for surround waters, as well as fishing spots. Moreover, it can also enjoy sports hang-glide (Gantole). There are also recreational park “Spring” located 6 km south of the town of Wonogiri. During the dry season, water discharge reservoirs will be small and most of the base of the reservoir. The base of the reservoir on the outskirts of utilized by local people to plant annuals, such as corn.

7. Pura Mangkunegaran
Pura Mangkunegaran founded by Raden Mas Said that known as Samber Prince Lives, built in 1757. After the signing of the negotiations of Salatiga on March 13. Raden Mas Said later the Prince Mangkoe Nagoro i. Mangkunegaran Palace consists of two main parts: the Hall of servants and is flanked by the residence of the Royal family. The interesting thing is the whole Palace is made of teak wood round/utub. PENDOPO is a four teacher saka Joglo (main pillar) used for the reception and staging a traditional Javanese dance. There is a set of gamelan Kyai Kanyut named Mesem. Gamelan is largely still complete this played on certain days to accompany the exercise of traditional dances. In the SERVANTS there is Pringgitan, the space where families receive dignitaries. This room is also used to perform wayang kulit. In pringitan, there are several paintings by well-known painter Basuki Abdullah, Solo.
Dalem is also used to display collections of valuable relics that are worth the high art and history. There is a collection of traditional masks from the different regions in Indonesia, ancient books from the time of Majapahit and Mataram, a collection of a variety of gold jewelry and a collection of some of the portraits of Mangkunegoro. Pura Mangkunegaran also has a library called Rekso Pustoko. Traditional mask collections from various regions in Indonesia, such as Solo, Yogyakarta, Cirebon, Bali and Madura. Some masks from China. Visitors can obtain a variety of souvenirs and handicrafts in Pare Anom art shop.

8. The people’s amusement park Sriwedari
If a vacation with the family and the child in a suitable places lah Sriwedari because a lot of entertainment make your child. A brief history, Pakubuwono X in the beginning make the Sriwedari Park as a place of rest and recreation for the Royal family, inspired the myth of the existence of a garden in heaven. Initially, the Park is located on a site called Kebon Rojo or Garden of the King. Currently, this theme park has some excellent entertainment facilities for young children and adults, small restaurants, and souvenir sales booth. In the complex grounds there is also a popular attraction that the puppet people. These attractions are held each evening, featuring a dancer puppet people and song.

9. Museum Radya Pustaka
To view the historical heritage objects such as ancient books, inheritance customs, shadow puppets as well as a statue of him is derived from the Hindu-Buddha era is here tempatnhya. This museum is the oldest museum in Indonesia built on October 28, 1980 by Kanjeng Adipati Sosrodiningrat IV, Pepatih Servants during the rule of Paku Buwono IX and x. Buwowo Nail Museum Radya Pustaka also has perpust
akaan that stores various books of knowledge and cultural history, art, and traditions as well as kesusas
in partnership both written in old Javanese language as well as the Netherlands.

10. Garden of Balekambang
Well this nih children’s solo that is worth to try, here in addition to the beautiful scenery and delicious create refresing or just rest with the entrance fee here is 0 rupiah alias free. With a vast area and shadowy older trees with giant size there is also a pool of water that the exotic animals, there are also benign in release thereby giving more nuance. If the children in a foreign country often we see dozens of doves that are off are free in the garden area, in the park there are also dozens of Balekambang dara removed non plus deer, geese, Turkeys and some other benign animals.
Garden Balekambang built in 1921 by King KGPAA Mangkunegara VII to the daughter of King Husein Djayaningrat Partini, GRAy and GRAy Partinah Sukanta. Now, the second daughter of the King statue can we see in the garden area with an area of approximately 9.8 acres. Balekambang garden is divided into two, namely Partini Tuin and Partinah Bosch.
In the ‘ 70s to the ‘ 80s, in the park there is a building used Balekambang as stage performances Srimulat who at the time was having a heyday. In fact, the Park is also the location of the bawdy before revitalized as of now.
Partini-Tuin or water garden Partini at this location, there is a spacious outdoor resapan and serves as a shelter. There are several tourist water games could be used by the visitors to have fun and unique seating shaped like swans on the edge of the pool to relax. Visitors can also provide eating fish contained there.
-Partinah Bosch Partinah Bosch Partinah or forest is an area of the garden that was planted with a variety of plants and rare trees. Old trees of the giant nan here make a garden view to green, lush, and exotic. Some visitors seemed to relax in seats provided in the garden area, sitting in the grass with your family/lover, and some seem engrossed playing with chickens turkeys and deer which left off in the garden of Balekambang.
If feel less challenging play with stag and hen Turkey, we can visit the reptile Park in the garden area Balekambang. In the Park, visitors can play with giant snakes, iguanas, rabbits, birds anggora birds, hawks, hornbills and several other animals. While the venomous reptiles and some other wild animals/wild still died for the sake of the safety of visitors. The Depok bird market and Ornamental fish market is also being developed so that it is integrated with the Park area Balekambang.
11. The Garden of Satwataru Riau Province
Garden Satwataru in Riau Province located on JL. IR. Sutami banks of Bengawan Solo River. The Park was built in 1975, has an area of 14 hectares and is a place of recreation for families that offers beautiful natural scenery, a variety of animals, means of children’s games, relax, etc. In the park there is also a Monument built to honor Gesang services Mr. Gesang Maestro Kroncong song Bengawan Solo River with him, as well as the Sanggar Gesang currently used for music performances Kroncong.
In the park there is an orangutan named Tori who has the habit of smoking. Tori was 15 years old and already 10 years into an active smoker. Tori become smokers because of the irresponsible attitude of the visitors who throw cigarette butts into the cage of Tori. Since it Tori hooked on smoking. When Tori wanted to smoke he will raise a second finger into her mouth and this request must be obeyed if not he will rampage and throw all the existing objects nearby. AWE smoke Tori is unfortunate because it could interfere with his health. For that matter a Zoo party invites the COP (the Centre for Orangutan Protection) to monitor the health and habits of Tori so that kebiasaaannya could soon be discontinued. How, you’re curious with Tori and want to get acquainted with him? Come visit the Park while you’re Solo.
12. Jumog “The Lost Paradise”
Unlike the Tawangmangu area is more developed, ait Jumog waterfall it looks simpler because Jumog has not been fully developed, then no wonder Jumog waterfall not much getting a touch. Jumog waterfall looks more modest. Waterfall not too high about 30 m, but still radiates distinctive nature. Reportedly, every ten o’clock in the morning, appear in the Rainbow waterfall. Jumog waterfall is located in the village of Berjo, district Ngargoyosa, Karanganyar Regency. The distance is approximately 38 km florist Solo. To reach this location point your vehicle towards Tawangmangu. Well after the market Karangpandang at the t-junction take a left path. Grojogan Jumog entered into a complex of natural Ngargoyoso. Not far from Jumog there is a Tea Garden, Candi Sukuh Kemuning, Telaga Madirdo, Parang waterfall Ijo and dipuncak tea garden Hill there is a Temple. Not wrong right when I say nature’s paradise.

13. Laweyan
Want cheap and good quality batik shopping all at once with history? come to here.
Actually Laweyan already famous since the independence of the Republic. Even long before it’s here already carved the history of trade unions with the emergence of Islam (SDI) formed by KH Samanhoedi, one of the leading merchants of batik. Via SDI here’s the breath of Islam became an important part in trade in Indonesia. In this area also stands the building of mosques Here that supposedly was built in 1546 ad.
Here you can browse the models sightseeing like batik batik traditional to modern. Its location is very strategic, just behind great mosque of Solo. This place is open from morning to night, even some of the boutiques there, open up to 24 hours. If you take your vehicle, you can parked your vehicle at the great mosque parking page Solo. Then you can hire a pedicab to do a “tour” roving “showroom” batik in here. Pedicabs take you to Kampong of batik Lawean sometimes not with the price, often they said “it is up to his or her mas ya ngasih how ..”. Usually all round you can give Rp 10,000 to Rp. 20,000 – depending on the length of you wear a pedicab. Down laweyan like down the storefront in large scale batik. Houses in Laweyan mansions and large-sized because the remaining showrooms for the manufacture and sale of batik. The houses here are stylish European architecture, a legacy of colonial times the Netherlands still maintained the authenticity of its shape. Batik from the cheapest price available tens of thousands of dollars and the most expensive can reach millions of dollars. For the issue price, you must be good at-bargaining in the Kampong of batik. Normally, you can get the price much cheaper for the same quality of batik as compared with products sold at the Mall. If it doesn’t fit, you can try the other House. Here for sale type of batik and cap made by machines, so if you want to buy handmade batik, should really observant chose it.