Solo is a second city that still have a king and His Palace, after Yogjakarta. the city clean enough , safe, and we can find many kind off delicious food.
there are many attraction we can see, like a "Keraton Surakarta", a kings palace, "Taman Sriwedari", garden belong to palace, which we can see the Tradisional Java dance, and many more.
Solo is clean and cheap, from here you can access several Solo attraction and also go to other nearby city attraction like Pacitan and Yogyakarta.
The famous nasi liwet is amazing, also you can do shopping in traditional market to buy Jamu (traditional medicine).
One of the centres for Batik production in Indonesia. A very wide range of batik products and prices to cater for every pocket.
But truthfully some very cheap prices for some good quality products.
Solo offers many kinds of food at a very affordable price and very generous amount per serving. You can gain weight in no time in Solo!
The city of Solo is full of history as it is often called (with Jogyakarta)as the cradle of the Javanese civilisation.
So there are many things to visit in Solo (i.e. the palaces) and surrounding (i.e.Borobudur, Prambananan temples and the outdoor Prambanan Ballet performances which are fabulous and runs from during dry season - it ends in October), ancient Candi Sukuh up on the hills of Lawu Mountains is also a site to see. The present city is clean, peaceful and have a nicely laid back provincial city attitude which I like. The airport is modern, clean and well managed. I like the almost non existant traffic jams which one finds in all of Indonesia's big cities, with Jakarta having the worse traffic jams! The city is full of culinary delights of local Javanese cuisine... very refine to our palates. Outside food vendors in the evenings at Gladak area(?) and everywhere. Some of the dishes are reminders of Dutch colonisation though improvised to fit the local palates. Specialities such as Soto Rempah, Selad Solo, Soto Gading, Nasi Liwet, Nasi Gudeg Solo (less sweet than the Jogya counterpart), Bakmie Godog,Timlo, to name a few. I can go on and on.... Also price-wise they are cheap! Another thing to do is shopping for batiks. The city has very famous houses such as Danar Hadi, Batik Soga to name some. But it is also a home industry so there are areas such as Laweyan famous for its sort of batik designs where one can find very expensive hand-made batik materials to reasonably priced printed ones. I would like to come back more often to this city where life is less stressful and the atmosphere is peaceful.
Beautiful and quiet city, great Javanese hospitality. Place to find different kind of Batik, relatively low cost to stay
Solo is pretty quiet, but I feel difficult in renting a vehicle riding around Solo for the local people didn't speak English and feel not opening when I approaching
The city of SOlo is definitely worth visiting for at least 5 nights as there are many things to see both in the city and on day trips.
Solo is Batik city, they have a a lot of Batik shops and village around the city. They also have lots of tasty traditional foods like Timlo Solo, Nasi Liwet, Wedangan, Serabi Notosuman, Roti Kecik Ganep, etc.
They also have two interesting museums, The Danar Hadi Batik Museum and The Radya Pustaka Museum.
Do you want to find the story of Java kingdom and the regiment in every period of them, just click your destination: book ticket, air craft and get the experienced.
Solo is a peaceful city. no hectic human and vehicle. people are friendly and helpful. there are a lot traditional food with good value.
Kota Solo adalah kota sejarah dan budaya, sangat terkenal dengan batiknya dan termasuk salah satu kota yang patut anda kunjungi selain kota Yogyakarta.
Ada tempat bersejarah Istana Mangkunegaran/Keraton Solo, ada Museum Radya Pustaka, Pasar Klewer yang terkenal, dan jangan lupa Presiden Indonesia saat ini Jokowi adalah pernah menjabat Walikota Solo selama 2 periode. Ada kampung batik Laweyan yang menawarkan berbagai macam batik buatan warga solo yang sangat bagus dan mnenawan. Sekali lagi jangan sampai dilewatkan begitu saja. Terma kasih.
I like Solo because this city have just a little traffic jam so I can reach many places in just a shirt time.
The food is also excellent as the Javanese culture was also impressed me due to their friendlyness to the tourist.
Solo is quiet clean city compare to other cities nearby it. But many one way street so once you got lost, you have to turn a big round to find your destination.
It is a small city but rich in culture. You might find Batik is the main idea of this city. Batik Keris, Batik Semar, and Danar Hadi.
Make sure you make stop in Danar Hadi Museum and join the tour. It worth every penny I assure you. That's the very first place you need to visit once touch down in Solo, and maybe Klewer Market after that.
You must visit try to eat at the following eateris: soto triwindu opens only until noon (best cooked "paru".
paru is the lung of a cow fried to goewy. although it looks like a bit nasty, all black, tastes so good), tengkleng ibu eddy opens at 1.30 pm until it last, nasi liwet ibu parmi at kratonan, soto gading, shi jack milk opens at night and sate buntel tambaksegaran, the famous dawet ice at pasar gedhe (choose between ibu dermi stall or ibu watik stall, both are super good). slurp.
City decently clean but can be improve further.The local people are generally polite n helpful so keep up this standard.
its a welcome city to travel with friends, families, partner... the local people are very good and polite also their local food also great.
they have 2 history palace like mangkunegaran palace and paku buwono palace, they have museum also plus museum sriwedari
Famous is batik, 1hr travel to Candi Phrambanan (Biggest hindu temple at indonesia), 2 hrs travel to Candi Borobudur (Biggest buddhist temple at Indonesia)
Can go there rent car and go to Candi Phrambanan, Borobudur and Chitu Car rental per day around 300,000 rupiah
Solo is a great city. you can find a good batik in this city. if you go there and you want to shopping or travel in the city, you can go by becak or Batik Solo Trans.
Solo is a nice city.
I definitely would like to stay more than the 1 day I managed to squeeze in this trip. The batik villages alone were a delightful but too quick a portion of my visit.
Solo is a very cozy place to live at. It has many delicious foods and nice places to go - from the historical place like Keraton Surakarta to modern malls and department stores.
You will find yourself at home in this place.
Solo is just simply as a culinary and historical places. Sight not too much. Tourism promotion somewhat less.
Solo is agood city. It has a lot of tourist attraction. Located near jogjakarta, and also Solo has international airport, so it easy to be reached.
It was my first time in Solo. The airport was nice. Definitely better than one in Semarang, the capital of Central Java.
The city itself was very clean. Not very crowded although some streets were a bit congested, but that was due to the narrow size of the streets. The weather was sunny when i was there, but i didn't feel hot. The streets had many trees, and the wide pavements were fabulous for pedestrians. I visited 2 malls there. One was Solo grand mall. It was an old mall. It housed mostly local stores, but you can find pizza hut here. The other one was Solo Paragon Mall. It was more modern. You can find starbucks, XXI cinema, the Premiere, and many branded shops like you find in Jakarta. There is another mall, Solo Square, but i didn't visit it. Public transport was kinda odd. There were many taxis, beaks, and the city has busways like Jakarta. But there were no angkots. So if u want to go somewhere, busway is your public transport choice.
Apart from the candis on Mt Lawu and the palaces, there is not a great deal to do in Solo. It is a typical Asian city with little that is attractive.
Finding good restaurants is problematic but we were fully satisfied with the Solo Paragon Hotel.