Famous as a city that is fiercely proud of its Javanese traditions, the regal city of Solo or Surakarta is known throughout Indonesia as a strong upholder of Javanese culture. A visit here is a chance to connect with and take in the sights and sounds of ancient Javanese culture. You’ll need at least a few days to explore the city to wander around and discover all the vibrant old markets, busy street life and ancient buildings

Famous as a city that is fiercely proud of its Javanese traditions, the regal city of Solo or Surakarta is known throughout Indonesia as a strong upholder of Javanese culture. A visit here is a chance to connect with and take in the sights and sounds of ancient Javanese culture. You’ll need at least a few days to explore the city to wander around and discover all the vibrant old markets, busy street life and ancient buildings

Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat

Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat

Prajurit Keraton Surakarta - Kirab Agung Sewindu Tingalan Jumenengan Dalem SISKS PB XIII.Traditional parade in Surakarta to commemorate 8 years of the coronoation of the king, Sinuhun Pakubuwono XIII of Surakarta

Prajurit Keraton Surakarta - Kirab Agung Sewindu Tingalan Jumenengan Dalem SISKS PB XIII.Traditional parade in Surakarta to commemorate 8 years of the coronoation of the king, Sinuhun Pakubuwono XIII of Surakarta

Gate of Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat

Gate of Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat

Mangkunegaran - Surakarta (Java - Indonesia)

Mangkunegaran - Surakarta (Java - Indonesia)

Solo a.k.a Surakarta, Central Java.

Solo a.k.a Surakarta, Central Java.

Mangkunegaran Palace- Surakarta (Java - Indonesia)

Mangkunegaran Palace- Surakarta (Java - Indonesia)

MASJID AGUNG SURAKARTA  BENDA CAGAR BUDAYA -  SOLO . JAWA TENGAH .  INDONESIA

MASJID AGUNG SURAKARTA BENDA CAGAR BUDAYA - SOLO . JAWA TENGAH . INDONESIA

Kasunanan Palace is one of the exotic buildings in its time. One of the architects of this palace is Prince Mangkubumi (later titled Sultan Hamengkubuwono I) which is also the main architect of Kasultanan Palace (Yogyakarta). Therefore, it is not surprising that the basic pattern both palaces (the Yogyakarta and Surakarta) have a general equation.

Kasunanan Palace is one of the exotic buildings in its time. One of the architects of this palace is Prince Mangkubumi (later titled Sultan Hamengkubuwono I) which is also the main architect of Kasultanan Palace (Yogyakarta). Therefore, it is not surprising that the basic pattern both palaces (the Yogyakarta and Surakarta) have a general equation.

Observe. Most buyers are tourists who travel to Surakarta, in addition to the regular antiques collectors. Photo by Stefanus Ajie.

Observe. Most buyers are tourists who travel to Surakarta, in addition to the regular antiques collectors. Photo by Stefanus Ajie.

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