Photo: Big city with a village feel.

Things to see and do

Danar Hadi Batik Museum
Jl Slamet Riyadi 261, Solo
T: (0271) 714 326

The Danar Hadi Batik Museum, established by the owner of the Danar Hadi batik company, has an exquisite collection of antique batik materials, and we’d say a visit here is a highlight of a visit to Solo—even more so than the ... Read more about Danar Hadi Batik Museum .

Kraton Kasunanan Surakarta
Jl Sidikoro, Solo
T: (0271) 641 243

Solo’s most important kraton (palace), Kraton Kasunanan Surakarta was the original residence of Pakubuwana II, moved here when they shifted base from Kartasura to Solo in the 1740s and it remains the residence of the current ... Read more about Kraton Kasunanan Surakarta .

Puro Mangkunegaran
Jl. Ronggowarsito, Solo

Dominating a wide grassy alun-alun (public square) in the heart of Solo, Puro Mangkunegaran is the residence of the Royal House of Mangkunegaran. ... Read more about Puro Mangkunegaran .

Candi Cetho, Candi Kethek and Candi Sukuh
40km east of Solo

Located some 40 kilometres from Solo and set high among breathtaking tea plantations and lush green farmlands on the dramatic western slopes of Gunung Lawu, sit the Majapathit period Candi Cetho, Candi Kethek and Candi Sukuh—together best visited on a tour from ... Read more about Candi Cetho, Candi Kethek and Candi Sukuh .

Kris Nusantara Museum
Jl Bhayangkara 2, Solo
T: (0271) 746 3997

The relatively new Kris Nusantara Museum offers a formidable collection of krises which will appeal to both the Kris-inclined and those with just a spare hour to ... Read more about Kris Nusantara Museum .

Radya Pustaka Museum
Jl Brigjen Slamet Riyadi, Solo

Dusty and poorly lit, the Radya Pustaka Museum is your classic old school Indonesian museum, yet as is often the case, it is home to some fascinating items bordering on the bizarre—if you’re in the area do drop in as admission is ... Read more about Radya Pustaka Museum .

Chinatown, the Grand Mosque and Kampung Batik
Eastern Solo

At first glance, Solo isn’t the most appealing of Indonesian cities, but many of the attractions are within a relatively easy walking distance of one another, and, once you get off the main roads, it is a pleasant—and interesting—town to wander ... Read more about Chinatown, the Grand Mosque and Kampung Batik .

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