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Surakarta

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Best Time: October - September Read More

Ideal duration: 1-2 days

Nearest Airport: Adi Soemarmo International Airport Check Flights

"The Spirit of Java"

Surakarta Tourism

Surakarta is a beautiful town which is situated in Eastern Java. The city is beautiful with broad tree-lined streets and many historic buildings. Another highlight of Surakarta is that it is the birthplace of the current President of Indonesia- Joko Widodo who previously served as the Mayor of Surakarta.

The city is also home to a bubbling market with densely populated agricultural areas selling tobacco, rice, sugar, coconut, fruits, and vegetables. The other vast products include local handicrafts like pottery, wood, carvings and musical instruments.

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Sports in Surakarta

Apart from being a sports hub, Surakarta has many famous attractions, one of the most famous one being Keraton Surakarta which is the palace of Susuhunan Pakubuwono. There are small entrance fees for the palace where can view the lovely horse-drawn carriages and also click pictures with the palace guards. Interestingly, Surakarta also hosted the first National Paralympic Games in 1957, and since then it has been a center facilitating and encouraging specially-abled or differently-abled people to participate in sports and games.

Butik in Surakarta

One will also find authentic fabrics- ‘butik’ which are beautiful hand-made prints and materials which have been sourced from different parts of the country being sold in Danar Handi which is one of the most well-known markets for butik in Surakarta. Head out for a short trip and an immersion in the wonderful art, culture, nature, and sports of Indonesia for a lovely cultural visit.

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