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"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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What is the best time to visit Surakarta?

Surakarta has a tropical and humid climate for most of the year and the average temperatures rarely vary. All this makes Sukarta hot for the most part of the year with rainfall occurring for half the year.

If one is on the lookout for the warmest months to visit Surakarta, the ideal months would be October, May, and September. The wettest months are- December, January, and February, so we advise one to plan the visit accordingly depending upon your preferences.

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What are the things to do in Surakarta?

The top things to do in Surakarta are Sangiran , Mesjid Agung, Surakarta, Candi Sukuh, Kraton Surakarta, Taman Sriwedari , Pasar Gede. You can see all the places to visit in Surakarta here

What are the places near Surakarta?

The top places near to Surakarta are Borobudur which is 68 km from Surakarta, Bandung which is located 360 km from Surakarta, Surabaya which is located 215 km from Surakarta, Yogyakarta which is located 56 km from Surakarta, Semarang which is located 74 km from Surakarta

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