5 Tourist Destination in Solo Must You Visited
Tour in Solo or Solo City Tour is an interesting city to visit, this city has a culture and history that is almost the same as the development of the city of Jogja. Formerly the two cities were still in the kingdom of Mataram. After the Giyanti agreement, the kingdom of Mataram was broken up to become 4 kraton consisting of Yogyakarta Sultanate, Paku Alam Jogja, Solo Sunanate, and Mangkunegaran Solo. Solo City is one of the largest cities in Central Java after Semarang in entering the Surakarta region and in the Central Java province. The total area of the city of Solo is around 45 KM2.
If you are in the city of Jogja, to go to the city of Solo you can use bus transportation from the Yogyakarta Giwangan terminal and can use the train from Jogja monument station with a limited departure schedule to and to the city of Solo. Faster and more convenient, you can rent a car in Yogyakarta or rent a car in Jogja / Yogyakarta. The trip can be taken for approximately 2 hours drive.
There are 5 tourist destination in Solo must you visited. Using the services of a car rental with a driver from Jogja to Solo, you can more freely choose tourist attractions and not get tired of travel. The best tourist attractions visited by many tourists, including:
1. Keraton Kasunanan Surakarta
The Surakarta Palace of Kasunanan was built in 1745 by Raja Paku Buwono II. The construction of this palace was carried out in stages and was completed during the reign of Paku Buwana x (1893 -1939). This Keraton complex is more complete with the North Square and South Square, Siti Hinggil, Sri Manganti, Kamandungan, Sasana Sumewa and Kedathon. The Palace of Kasunanan also holds high historical and artistic value items including the golden chariot and various royal heirlooms which are still well preserved.
2. Pura Mangkunegaran
The palace or Mangkunegaran Temple was built in 1757 by Pangeran Adipati Arya Mangkunegaran or Pangeran Sumbernyawa. The architecture of this building combines classical Javanese and European. This palace or temple consists of a very large Joglo pavilion with pillars of Teak wood and has historical and artistic relics such as traditional masks, golden chariots, Javanese gamelan, wayang golek, books from the Majapahit and Mataram era .
3. Triwindu Antiques Market
Triwindu Market is located on Jalan Diponegoro, Solo city precisely in the Keprabon sub-district, Banjarsari District. Not far from the Mangkunegaran Palace. This market offers a variety of antiques that are no longer manufactured or antiques that are limited in the market. Like ancient lamp shades, porcelain interiors, metal sculptures, shadow puppets, krisses or even you can find a lot of batik that is sold in this Triwindu Market the antiq quarterly market
4. Sukuh Temple
Sukuh Temple is a temple that has a unique and antique shape and is not like a temple in general. This temple is estimated to have been built in 1437, at the time of the collapse of the Majapahit kingdom. The shape of the temple resembles the building of Mayan temples in Mexico. Sukuh Temple has very unique statues and reliefs with steamy phallus and yoni symbols manifested in a clear but unique way. Sukuh Temple is located on the slopes of Mount Lawu or in the village of Berjo, Jenawi district in the Karanganyar area of Solo. To get to this place you need a vehicle or car rental because there is no public transportation to Sukuh Temple. This temple is about 35 kilometers to the northeast of the city of Solo.
5. Cetho Temple
Cetho Temple in Solo, the exact location is in the village of Cetho, Gumeng or about 30 kilometers from the city of Solo. This temple is estimated to have been built in the 15th century. This temple is a relic from Hinduism, used as a place of worship or meditation. This place is very beautiful, located at an altitude of 1,400 above sea level with a stunning natural panorama on the slopes of Mount Lawu surrounded by dense forest and tea plantations are very calm and cool for a place of meditation.
Here are 5 tourist destination in Solo must you visited that are a favorite of tourists every holiday in the city of Solo. There is no harm in seeing the diversity of culture and natural beauty of the city of Solo.