Solo has preserved much of its Javanese character and was a former royal city, home to two royal enclaves; Kasunanan Kingdom and the Mangkunegaran Principality. It is today a bustling economic centre in close proximity to Prambanan Temple. Solo is also the centre of art and education and famous for its batik.
Pick up at your Yogyakarta hotel at 08.00 hrs by our Asia World Indonesia Representative and commence a full day of discovering the historical cultural city of Solo. Surakarta or Solo is the second city of the Javanese cultural heartland. Although, smaller than Jogjakarta, Solo is a centre of the arts and home to two Kraton (royal palaces), Kasunanan & Mangkunegaran. Kasunanan, is a large and fascinating complex which easily deserves a half day visit and Mangkunegaran, a more intimate complex blending European elegance with Javanese architecture and with a fascinating display of gold-plated dance ornaments, jewelry and wooden masks. Next browse the Triwindu flea market and Kampung Laweyan the region of batik since the time of the kingdom in 1546 AD, with its exotic grandeur of art that influenced traditional Javanese architecture. In the afternoon direct to Sukuh Erotic Temple, it more resembles the architecture of the Incas Transfer to hotel or to airport for departure.
- Suitable for Individual Travelers or Small Groups
- Operates daily
- Pick up at 08.00 hrs, return at 17:00 hrs from Yogyakarta
- Advance booking required minimum 48hours
- Private basis only ( no seat in coach
- Recommended to bring hat and sunscreen, casual clothing and comfortable walking shoes recommended.
A fascinating discovery of this charming typically Javanese royal city steeped in culture and tradition.