The city of Surakarta, also known as Solo, is one of the rich cities in Central Java. Often dubbed the city of Batik, Solo also has many tourist attractions that are worth visiting.
Starting from cultural, historical, to natural and culinary tourism destinations, here are recommendations for unique and fun tourist destinations in Solo that travelers often target:
- Solo Keris Museum
Vacation and study at the same time? The Solo Keris Museum could be the solution. According to its name. In this museum, there are thousands of neatly arranged collections of keris.
The Solo Keris Museum also provides several boards containing information about the spread of weapons in the world. In addition, you can see the process of making a kris which is demonstrated by the statue.
- Jumog Waterfall
To see the beauty of this waterfall, visitors must descend 116 steps. The scenery presented can make you fascinated and eliminate all fatigue. The air is still cool and beautiful and will make you feel at home for a long time.
Jumog Waterfall was given the nickname as the lost paradise because shrubs covered it before it was found. Jumog waterfall has a height of about 30 m with clean and fresh water.
- Surakarta Grand Mosque
The Great Mosque of Surakarta is used for worship and is now also a tourist spot in Solo because this mosque is inseparable from the center of Islamic culture.
This mosque is ancient because it has been built since 1749. When you visit the Solo square, you can also come to this mosque, because it is located around the square
- Sangiran Early Man Museum
Sangiran is famous for being the location of the discovery of historical items. This tourist attraction is an educational destination that can be considered for tourist attractions. In this museum, tourists can see various historical items such as ancient human fossils between 200,000 and 2 million years ago.
Sangiran Early Man Museum is located in Kalijambe Village, Sragen. The museum, with an area of 56 km2 is a tourist spot and a place for archaeological research. UNESCO has designated this museum as a world heritage.
- Sekipan Camp Ground
Tourists who want to enjoy a fun vacation can try camping at the Sekipan Campground. In addition to camping, tourists can also do various outbound activities and enjoy the waterpark.
If you don’t want to camp, tourists can rent the provided villa. In this location, there are also Halloween Village and Papua House. If you are interested, you can visit Kalisoro Village to enjoy an exciting vacation.
- Anthony’s Church Purbayan
One of the places of worship for historic Catholics in Solo is the Church of Santo Antonius Purbayan. Moreover, the location of this church is next to the Solo City Hall, so its location is very strategic.
However, now the Church of the Saint has undergone construction on the inside. But the development does not reduce the historical side at all just to widen it.
- Drop off Private Museum
The name of this museum means hereditary. Iwan Kurniawan is the founder of the Tumurun museum. Initially, this museum was enough for a private person deliberately established as a form of respect for his father, a collector of works of art.
In this museum there are many unique collections that come from personal items. So when you are interested in visiting this museum, you must be willing to be directed by officers before entering. You can capture photos with various collection spots of modern and contemporary works.
- Sondokoro Agrotourism
Sondokoro Agrotourism was originally a sugar factory. After a long period of disuse, it was finally converted into agrotourism. As a result, tourists can enjoy the beautiful scenery and cool air.
Tourists can walk around and enjoy the fruit grown in agro-tourism. In addition, tourists can also enjoy existing facilities such as massage therapy, swimming pool, flying fox, locomotive monument, and fish therapy.
- Blessed Virgin Mary Regina
Catholics, when in Solo, can visit the church of the Blessed Virgin Mary Regina. Because this church is one of the five main churches in Solo.
The uniqueness of this church can be seen from the architecture, a blend of Javanese and Modern. With a church that has a large internal size, it is very comfortable to worship. Moreover, this building is also rich in history.
Whether your trips take you on a long stroll on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas and resorts, or urban attractions, additional research will give you the best experience for your visit. Get to know more about Solo by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.