Discussing about tourism in Indonesia is endless. Indonesia as a tropical and archipelagic country rich in scattered natural beauty. So do not be surprised, if Indonesia is one of the destinations for foreign tourists, one of which is Solo.
Surakarta or Solo is also known as a holiday destination which is usually visited by tourists from big cities. Usually tourists who vacation in Yogyakarta will also stop in Surakarta, or vice versa. The main holiday destinations in the city of Surakarta are the Surakarta Palace, Mangkunegaran Temple, and its batik villages and traditional markets. Historical tour of a former sugar factory named De Tjolomadoe, Colomadu, Karanganyar.
In Surakarta, there are several citywalks intended for pedestrians and cyclists, including the Ngarsopuro corridor, along road Slamet Riyadi (6–7 km long and 3 m wide), and along road Perintis Kemerdekaan. Places designated as citywalks may not be passed by motorized vehicles. For more details, see the following:
The Lawu Park
The Lawu Park is a Solo holiday destination at the foot of Mount Lawu, Karanganyar Regency. This tourist spot in Solo is perfect for nature tourism, because there are several activities such as hiking, forest walk, flying fox, and sky walk.
Offering beautiful and soothing views, Moms and Little Ones can also take pictures with Instagram-able background decorations. The price for admission to The Lawu Park is IDR 15,000, and each outdoor activity is also subject to its own fee. The Lawu Park is open Monday-Sunday at 09.00-18.00 WIB.
Vastenburg Fort is a Dutch heritage fort located in the Gladak area, Surakarta and was built in 1745 on the orders of Governor General Baron Van Imhoff. Opposite this fort is the residence of the Dutch governor in the Gladak area.
The first Solo tourist spot is Ngarsopuro. Ngarsopuro is an artistically arranged pedestrian area on Jalan Diponegoro, in front (southern part) of Pura Mangkunegaran. There is also a night market here every weekend. This is a trading place that is only for those who have a Solo ID card. The products sold include handicrafts, batik, souvenirs, to the culinary specialties of Solo. In this place can also be found performances of music and dance.
Grojogan Sewu Tawangmangu
The second tourist spot that you can visit in Solo is Grojogan Sewu Tawangmangu which is famous as a natural tourism object. You will be presented with a refreshing view of the waterfall when you visit here. Surrounded by green cliffs, this place is perfect for you to visit to calm your boredom.
For only Rp. 18.000, you can enter this natural tourism that refreshes the eyes. The location is not far from the center of Solo. Only 37 km from the city, you can travel by motorbike or car.
Surakarta Sunanate Palace
For history lovers, the Palace is a must-visit destination. The Surakarta Kasunanan Palace currently has an ongoing royal structure. In it there is a royal family who lives and manages the kingdom.
The palace complex is divided into several parts, including South Square and Lor, Kemandungan Kidul and Lor, Siti Hinggil Kidul and Lor, Sri Manganti Kidul and Lor, Kamagangan, Kedaton, and Sasana Sumewa. Each complex has a different function.