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The Palace of Kasunanan Surakarta.
Surakarta Kasunanan Palace was built in 1745 by the King of Paku Buwono II when he wanted to replace the center of the city from Kartosura to the village named Sala. The palace has the result of development that reached its peak in era of King Paku Buwono X (1893-1939). The palace has been rebuilt from generation to generation. but some buildings are still original, such as North and South Square. Sasana Sumewo, Sithinggil, Kamandungan, Sri Maganti, and Kedhaton. The Museum in the Keraton has highly-valued collections. like the Golden Chart, weapon relics, and some other artefacts.
Open to the public : Monday-Saturday: 8.30 am-2 pm (except on Friday) Sunday: 9 am 1 pm.

Performance the Palace of Kasunanan Surakarta
Dancing Practices at Bangsal Smakarta on Sunday at 9 am - 1 pm.
Panembrama or Macapatan (singing of traditional of java's songs) bangsal Marcupuda on Wednesday and thursday 04 - 07 pm.
Karawitan (The traditional of java music instrumental) at bangsal Handrawina on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday at 11 am.
Pawiyatan Pambiwara (The traditional in Master of Ceremony in Javanese language) at Bangsal Marcupuda on Monday and Thursday at 04 - 07 pm.







Mangkunegaran.
Mangkunegaran Palace was built for Gusti Pangeran Adipati Arya Mangkunegara. It was built in 1757 after the Salatiga treaty that divided the kingdom between Paku Buwono II and Raden Mas Said or Sambernyawa Prince, who became known as Mangkunegara I. Mangkunegaran Palace has a unique and classic Javanese architectectural style that also includes some European features, including a big joglo (ceiling of the pavilion) made from teak wood. Mangkunegaran also has a fine antique collection with high historical value, including traditional masks, golek (rod) puppets, old gamelan instruments, and ancient books on the history of Majapahit and Mataram kingdom, which are stored in the Reksa Pustaka Library.
Open to the public: Monday—Saturday: 9 am — 2 pm, Sunday/National holiday: 9 am— 1pm Phone : 0271644946

Performance Pura Mangkunegaran
Dancing and Karawitan group and Puro Mangkunegaran dance group (PAKARTI) at Bangsal Prawedanan on Wednesday and Sunday at 7 - 10 pm.
Langenpraja Dance at Pendapa Agung Puro Mangkunegaran terrace every Monday and Saturday at 4 - 6 pm.
Soerja Soemirat Dance Group at Bangsal Prawedanan and east side of Pendapa Agung Puro Mangkunegaran terrace everyday at 3.30 - 5.30 pm.
Monggang Corobalen Gamelan traditional music instruments at Pendapa Agung Mangkunegaran every Saturday at 10 - 12 am.










TRIWINDU ANTIQUE MARKET
Triwindhu market is located on Diponegoro street in Keprabon, Banjarsari, Solo, near the Mangkunegaran palace. This market offers antique things for sale, along with duplicating and reproducing antiques, but with a limited run. Old lamp fixtures and porcelain shades, metal statues, leather puppets, and keris (ceremonial swords) are a few of the kinds of merchandise that can be found in this market.















WAYANG KULIT
Leather puppet is a performing art using puppet which was made from hide that is carved in detail to represent certain figure. The puppet is played by a narrator to make the character alive with the music from the gamelan and same sinden or singers. Usually, the perfomance take all night long and it could be watched in Surakarta culture park every Friday night. in 2003, UNESCO gave the leather puppet as a masterpiece of oral and intangible heritage of humanity.










     



BALEKAMBANG PARK.
This park, located on Jl. A Yani, was built by relatives of the Mangkunegaran Palance and was called Partina Bosch. Now the park is called Balekambang and refers to a fish pond and a swimming pool. In the middle of park there is a cosy rest house surrounded by a beautiful flower garden. Moreover, there is a building for traditional ketoprak which is managed, like the cafe, by young artists from Solo. 












WAYANG ORANG.
Wayang orang  is one of the traditional Javanese performing arts. The roles, created at the Mangkunegaran Palace, combines dance, vocal and character performance with the Mahabarata and Ramayana epics. Wayang Orang Sriwedari is a group performing this art which was originally established by the ruler Paku Buwono X in the early 20th century. 
Performances Monday-Saturday: 8pm - 10pm. 











JALADARA STEAM TRAIN.
Jaladara steam train (javanese: railroad Kluthuk Jaladara) is a train tour in the city of Solo, Indonesian. The railway is run by a steam locomotive C12 18, and operates on a railway line Purwosari station to Station Solo city along six kilometers. The right rail road adjacent to Slamet Riyadi street which is the main street in the center of the city of Solo. The train is operated in cooperation between PT Kereta Api Indonesia and Government of Surakarta.
The steam locomotive C1218 pilled two original teak carriages made in  1920 with code CR 16 and CR 144. The total optimal capacity for 2 carriages is 72 people. This train uses fuel teak, besides this locomotive also need lost of water to produce steam to drive the locomotive. At least locomotive requires four cubic meters of water and five cubic meter of wood for mileage Purwosari Station to Sangkrah station.












WIRUN VILLAGE.
Wirun village is located in Mojolaban, Sukoharjo, 10 km southeast of Solo city. It is the center of gamelan industry, especially for making the gong instruments. Moreover, around the village there are some traditional industries, such as the manufacture of traditional roof tiles made from clay, tofu and traditional liquor.














KAUMAN BATIK VILLAGE.
Kauman is an old kampong where developing together with the Solo city progress. This village becomes batik central industry, after female is the taking the most important role. Those women are learning from the palace. The recent batik motive is the innovation of the classic motive and we could see directly the process of making batik. There is a Kauman batik museum that keeps old batik clothes and also old batik tools.
















WURYANINGRATAN.
This gallery located on Slamet Riyadi Street, #261, has thousands of batik clothes collections. MURI noted that this gallery also includes material from different cultures and environments.  One of the most valuable collections is that of the Dutch batik. This gallery also demonstrates how batik is made and offers batik for sale.
Open everyday: 9am-3pm.
Telp 0271-723240










GROJOGAN SEWU WATERFALL.
Grojogan Sewu Waterfall is located on the slope of Lawu mountain, in Tawangmangu, Karanganyar, or 27 km east of Solo City. Grojogan Sewu means “thousands of waterfalls.” Standing 80 meters high they create sparkling falling water, like the rain. To reach the top of the waterfalls, the visitors should take the 1,250 stairs. The 20km2 eco-forest features rain forest, a pool, an area to camp, and mountaineering. Mt. Lawu is also home to vegetable farmers.







CETHO TEMPLE.
Cetho temple, or upper Sukuh Temple, is located in Cetho village, in Gumeng, Jenawi, Karanganyar. It is 35 km northeast of Solo City. This Hindu temple was founded in the 15th century. As a religious building it is  still used for prayer and meditation. It is 1400m above sea level and surrounded by forest and tea plantations. It makes a perfect place for meditation and recreation.









SUKUH TEMPLE
The main Sukuh Temple was established in 1437 A.D., or before the downfall of Majapahit palace. It exhibits some similarities with structures of the Maya tribe in Mexico or the Inca tribe in Peru, but also has some similarity to the pyramids in Egypt. The temple is located on the slope of Lawu Mt, in Berjo village, Jenawi, Karanganyar, 35 km norteast of Solo. It includes reliefs of Lingga and Yoni symbols that were naturally shaped. 









SANGIRAN MUSEUM.
Sangiran Museum is located in Kalijambe, Sragen, 15 km north of Solo City. It is a prehistory museum that contains fossils of human civilization from two million years ago. The museum is built on the Sangiran archeological site and covers 56km2. Sangiran offers a complete and important observation arena regarding the life of prehistoric people in the world and can be used for the study of anthropology, archeology, geology, and paleoanthropology.










SELO PASS
Selo pass is a recreation site offering the beauty of Mount Merapi and Merbabu peak. In the middle of two mountains, Selo Pass offers a route that connects Borobudur, Selo, and Solo. Selo Pass is an "entry gate" for mountaineers to start their climb. Near the Selo Pass, Jrakah village, there is the Merapi Observation Office, which is used to observe the condition of the most active volcano in Indonesia.

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