Places To Visit In Surakarta

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1. Sangiran

Sangiran

0 km
from city center
1 out of 7
places to visit in Surakarta

An amazing place full of excitement and exploration, situated 15 kilometres to the North of a city called Solo in central province Java Indonesia near Gemoro river bank. It is also known as early man site because of excavation from 1936-1941 led to discovery of hominid fossil remains from the site which are believed to be more than 2 million years old! Approximately more than 50 fossils of Meganthropus palaeo and pithecanthropus erectus/Homo erectus have been found in the same place, and it is still counting. This site is now hold a key spot for understanding "The Human Evolution".

2. Mesjid Agung, Surakarta

Mesjid Agung, Surakarta

3 km
from city center
2 out of 7
places to visit in Surakarta

Located on street no. 1 Kauman, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, it is a royal 18th century mosque of the Aurakata Sunanate. The mosque was built by Sunan Pakubuwono III in the year 1768. It was a holy and spiritual place built for both friday mosques and for the traditions and rituals conducted by the royal family. The mosque is still in use and has a religious significance for the local people.

3. Candi Sukuh

Candi Sukuh

5 km
from city center
3 out of 7
places to visit in Surakarta

Candi Sukuh is located on the slopes of Mt. Lawu in Indonesia on the borders of Central and East Java provinces . It is a 15th century old Javanese-Hindu temple where Candi in Indonesia means temple. It is also known to be an erotic temple where the entrance is marked by a large lingam(phallus) and yoni, the cravings and art on the temple is unique are almost all erotic portraits and makes this different from other Javanese temple and is believed by the locals that it was a pre-Hindu place of worship during that era.

4. Kraton Surakarta

Kraton Surakarta

3 km
from city center
4 out of 7
places to visit in Surakarta

Established in 1745, Kraton is a symbol of an empires bygone era. Located in Surakarta city, Central Java, Indonesia this place now acts as a museum and is a must visit site. It is said that when Sultan Pakubuwono II moved from Kartosuro to Solo in 1745 the procession took a day in removal of the kings belongings. Although many parts of the building was destroyed in the year in 1985 after a fire breakout, the place is now restored and is still inhabited by Sultan of Sunan, Sultan of Sulakarta and his family members. Many of the old relics still remain.

5. Taman Sriwedari

Taman Sriwedari

2 km
from city center
5 out of 7
places to visit in Surakarta

Taman sriwedari is a cultural and historical place where you can get the feel of the recreational activities that the sultans of the region indulged themselves in. This garden has an amusement park and a theatre. This is a park where you get to see one of the oldest shadow puppet shows, locally called the Wayang Orang.

6. Pasar Gede

Pasar Gede

2 km
from city center
6 out of 7
places to visit in Surakarta

Pasar Gede is an iconic market located in Surakarta, Indonesia. It is considered to be one of the biggest markets in Solo. Reconstructed in the year 2016, it is basically inherited from the Netherlands government so named as Pasar Gede Horjonagoro. The market consists of everything: right form objects of daily needs to specialized products that are exclusive to the marketplace. From various kinds of fruits, vegetables, kitchen hold items to handcrafted materials, clothes etc. to traditional items, decors and other products. It is basically a one stop market.

7. Pasar Triwindu

Pasar Triwindu

2 km
from city center
7 out of 7
places to visit in Surakarta

Pasar Triwindu was founded in the year 1939 as a symbol of KGPAA Mangkunegara 7 the 24th ascending the throne. It is basically a flea market with huge variety of antiques. It is located at Diponogere Street, Surakarta, Indonesia. The market is spread over a huge landscapes over 2,384 square metres with two storied building where multiple vendors with different stalls selling their huge collections of souvenirs and antiques for example flower vases, Chinese ceramics, European statues, wooden sculptures artworks and many more.

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What are the top sightseeing places in Surakarta?

The top sightseeing places in Surakarta are Sangiran , Mesjid Agung, Surakarta, Candi Sukuh, Kraton Surakarta, Taman Sriwedari , Pasar Gede.
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