Top things to do in Solo

Top Choice Museum in Solo

House of Danar Hadi

Danar Hadi is one of the world's finest batik museums. The handpicked favourites from the owner's private collection (1078 pieces from a collection of 11,000) are magnificently displayed on wooden trellises througho…
Top Choice Museum in Solo

Sangiran Museum of Ancient Man

With the largest collection of Homo erectus fossils in the world (the bones of 70 individuals), Sangiran is an important archaeological excavation site. This was where ‘Java Man’ (Pithecanthropus erectus) was uneart…
Top Choice Theatre in Solo

Sriwedari Theatre

The theatre in this vacant plot (formerly an amusement park now undergoing redevelopment) is the unlikely venue of one of the best shows in Java! Traditional dance performances by Solo's esteemed and long-running wa…
Top Choice Indonesian in Solo

Omah Sinten

This attractive restaurant offers home-style Solonese specialities. While the menu makes good reading, giving the history of the dishes, the atmosphere is quite formal, with live classical Javanese music attracting …
Top Choice Market in Solo

Pasar Triwindu

Solo’s flea market is the place to search for antiques including wayang puppets, old batik and ceramics, as well as clocks, vinyl records, coins and vintage cameras. It's a fun place to root around, and a specialist…
Clothing in Solo

Batik Danar Hadi

Danar Hadi is an important Solonese batik manufacturer and sells an extensive collection through this beautiful showroom. Styles include traditional Javanese shirts for men, sarongs and exquisite scarves for women a…
Museum in Solo

Radya Pustaka Museum

This small museum occupies a grand old Javanese building. Dating back to 1890, it is the second-oldest museum in the whole of Indonesia and comprises a valuable collection of local and Dutch literature. More accessi…
Fusion in Solo

Soga

This stylish Indonesian and fusion restaurant is part of the Danar Hadi complex, next to the batik museum and showroom. Mains include meat and pasta dishes, steaks and chops. It comes into its own on busy nights, wh…
Palace in Solo

Kraton Surakarta

Once the hub of an empire, today the Kraton Surakarta, established in 1745, is a faded symbol 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 we…
Palace in Solo

Mangkunegaran Palace

Built in 1757, the Mangkunegaran Palace in the centre of Solo is still a royal residence. Some rooms are dedicated to a delightful palace museum devoted to the personal collection of Mangkunegara VII. On display are…