Palace in Solo (Surakarta)

Kraton Surakarta

Once the hub of an empire, today the Kraton Surakarta is a faded memorial of a bygone era. It’s worth a visit, but much of the kraton was destroyed by fire in 1985. Many of the inner buildings were rebuilt, but toda…
Palace in Solo (Surakarta)

Istana Mangkunegaran

Dating to 1757, the Istana Mangkunegaran is in better condition than the kraton and is the home of the second house of Solo. The centre of the compound is the pendopo, a pavilion built in a mix of Javanese and Europ…
Museum in Solo (Surakarta)

House of Danar Hadi

Danar Hadi is one of the world's best batik museums, with a terrific collection of antique and royal textiles from Java, China and beyond. It occupies a stunning whitewashed colonial building. Entry includes an exce…
Amusement Park in Solo (Surakarta)

Taman Sriwedari

Solo’s Sriwedari amusement park has fair rides and sideshow stalls, though an admission ticket doesn't get you on the rides. You'll need to buy a pack of ride tickets at the box office if you care to play. Nightly w…
Museum in Solo (Surakarta)

Radya Pustaka Museum

A small museum with good displays of gamelan instruments, jewelled kris, puppets and wayang beber (scrolls that depict wayang stories).
Mosque in Solo (Surakarta)

Mesjid Agung

On the western side of the alun-alun, Mesjid Agung, featuring classical Javanese architecture, is the largest and most sacred mosque in Solo.