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Solo - Java - Indoneisa

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Solo (Surakarta) is located in Central Java close to Jogjakarta.

in 1745 the Surakarta Kraton, home to the ruler, was relocated to Solo from Kartasura.

The Grand Mosque, built in 1750 by the Sunan Pakubuwana III, is located on the west side of the North Square, Alun-alun lor. Within the middle of North Square are 2 sacred Banyan trees.

Just west of the Grand Mosque is the Klewer Market which is Java's largest textile markets selling all types of wooven and printed cottons, silks and linen fabrics. There is also a large variety of batiks for sale. The markets are within a 3 story building with countless small stalls.

In the western part of Solo city is Sriwedari Park which has amusement rides and food stalls. There are nightly performances of 'Wayang Orang' dance dramas.

To the east of Sriwedari Park is the Radya Pustaka Museum with a huge display of puppets from Java, Bali and Thailand. The museum was built in 1890 by the Dutch colonial government

 

Golf Courses and Resorts in Solo

 

Getting there and away

By plane

Adi Sumarmo International Airport have a variety of airlines to choose from for internal flights within Indonesia as well as international flights to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Air Asia have direct flights to and from Solo and Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. www.airasia.com

By train

There are regular train services from Solo to Jogjakarta and to Semarang.

 

 

Last updated 26th April 2009

 

Accommodation / Hotels in Solo

Sol Inn Hotel is conveniently located in Solo city, close to the business and shopping district.

Indah Palace Hotel is a 3 star boutique hotel. It is located close to the business and shopping distict. The hotel has free WiFi wireless internet access. Room prices from US$36 per night. www.hotelindahpalace.com

The Sunan Hotel is located 15 minutes from the Adi Sumarmo International Airport, offering free WiFi wireless internet access and a great Japanese Restaurant. Room prices from US$90+ per night. www.thesunanhotelsolo.com

Hotel Sahid Jaya is the newest 5 star business hotel in Solo.

Accors Hotel

 

Lor In Hotel is a 5 star hotel in Solo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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