Solo is a small city in Central Java located close to Yogyakarta. The tourist destinations offered in this city are no less interesting than other cities. Solo is quite popular with various historical landmarks that become a tourist magnet. Solo is in a strategic location, easy to reach, and many accommodations are available for those of you who want a staycation. Here are some tourist attractions in Solo that are interesting to visit.
- Surakarta Balekambang Park
Balekambang Park turns out to have a historical side in its construction. This park is dedicated to the two daughters of KGPAA Mangkunegara VII named GRAy Partini and GRAy Partinah and located in Ahmad Yani street, Surakarta Balekambang Park operates every day from 7.00 AM to 6.00 P.M.
- Fort Vastenburg
If in Yogyakarta there is Fort Vredeburg, then in Solo, there is Fort Vastenburg. Equally a historic building from the Dutch colonial heritage, this fort was founded in 1745 by Governor General Baron Van Imhoff. Not far from this fort, another historic building and the Dutch governor in Gladak.
- Surakarta Palace
Solo also has a palace called Keraton Kasunanan Surakarta. This place is a royal palace and is inhabited by the royal family. This place used to be the Kartasura Palace, until, in 1744, it was changed to the Surakarta Kasunanan Palace by Susuhunan Pakubuwana II.
- De’ Tjolomadoe
Do not be surprised and confused when you arrive at this place. This historic building in Solo, named De’ Tjolomadoe, is a sugar factory. This building has existed since the Dutch colonial era and was founded in 1862 by Mangkunegara IV. Amazingly, this sugar factory is still operating today.
- The Great Mosque of the Surakarta Palace
You can experience religious tourism in Solo when you visit the Great Mosque of the Surakarta Palace. This mosque was used as a place of worship and used to spread the Islamic religion for the royal people.
- Surakarta Kasunanan Palace Museum
The Surakarta Kasunanan Palace Museum is located in Sidikoro street, Baluwarti Village, Pasar Kliwon District, Surakarta City, Central Java. This museum was founded from 1743 to 1745. This museum is unique because it is made of teak wood imported from Alas Kethu, Wonogiri.
- Blue Lake, Sukoharjo
As the name implies, Blue Lake is crowded with tourists because the water in the lake can change from green to blue at any time. This natural tourist spot is even formed naturally from the former limestone mining submerged in rainwater to become a lake. Therefore, the scenery in this place is guaranteed to be beautiful and perfect.
- Randubang, Wonogiri
Another tourist option when visiting Solo is to stop by Wonogiri. Finally, you can come to Randubang, a limestone cliff that resembles Planet Krypton in the Superman movie. This place will look more charming when exposed to sunlight because it brings up dark blue and reddish gradations.
Whether your trips take you on a long stroll on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas, additional resorts, or urban attractions, extra research will give you the best experience for your visit. Get to know more about Solo by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.