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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Solo Indonesia - Know the Whys

Solo is a part of Indonesia that is getting popular with tourism recently. To know why you should visit this place, read on.


Keraton Surakarta

Not at all similar to the counterparts in other parts of Malaysia, the Keratons do not use titles like the Sultan, the rulers of the time use Sunan. The palaces of these people are also smaller in size and not as extravagant. Most of these ancient buildings got a European style decoration twist that was later added by the richer rulers during the 19th century and 20th century. You will be able to take a look at the main hall within the building once you enter.


A 27-floor tower

Regardless of where you are in Solo, make sure you take some time to stop over at Alila Solo which is a building with 27 floors and gives you an amazing view of the city. You will be able to look down at most hotels in Solo from this vantage point. This hotel takes the city up a notch when it comes to dramatic landscape and destinations. If you plan on having a little bit of wining and dining during your stay in this part of Indonesia, visiting this building is a good idea. If you are looking for a luxurious accommodation while touring this part of Indonesia you could tour this place and stay at this hotel itself since it is located centrally and is close to the most popular attractions in Solo.


Danar Hadi Batik Museum

This museum has more than 9,000 Batik items that have been collected from various cultures and are influenced by places from all over the world and are also dated throughout various eras in history. The main part of the attraction and the collection is the Dutch batik display that was created by the people of the Dutch back in the day when they occupied this part of Indonesia. While you make a visit to this museum you must also take a look at the factory that is located right next to the building and check out how the material is made.


Pura Mangkunegaran

If you are interested in the architecture and the style of the Keraton or Javanese, this palace is a must-visit. Built in the year 1757, this palace is quite small in size but it certainly will not cease to impress you. Almost every branch of this building was built using teak wood only. You will also be able to find quite a big collection of traditional masks from all over the world, and a few masks that belong to the Indonesian and the Chinese culture. If you plan on taking that tour within the palace, it is best to take a local guide along with you.


The villages

Solo is home to some of the most popular types of Batik material. Apart from the museum and the factory, you will also find a few villages in and around Solo, Indonesia that is completely dedicated to creating and selling batik. This would not be as expensive as the material found in the boutique stores in other parts of Indonesia.