Surakarta — famously known as Solo — is one of the big cities in Central Java Province with a traditional charm that will surely make everyone falls in love. There are a lot of things waiting to be done in this city, from cultural tours, art shows and visiting some historical sites, to culinary adventure, or Batik and handicrafts shopping.
Besides Surakarta Hadiningrat Palace, Solo also has Mangkunegaran Palace — an autonomous monarchy from the Mataram Dynasty. Well-preserved up until now, these two palaces are tourists’ favourite because of its history. No visit to Solo is complete without tasting various kinds of local cuisines. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy their signature dishes like Nasi Liwet, Selat Solo, Tengkleng, Serabi Solo or also known as Serabi Notosuman, Cabuk Rambak, and Wedangan Cangkir Blirik.