SOLO SURAKARTA, THE ELLEGANCE CULTURE OF JAVA Historically, Solo has been a centre of power in Central Java. In 1745 the Mataram court was transferred here from Kota Gede, and, since then, the city has built on its reputation as a cultural hub. From Solonese dance, wayang puppetry through to hand-crafted batik Solo remains a city that prides itself on its artistic traditions of elegance and refinement. Today, Solo is part of the province of Central Java. With a population of over 550,000 people, Solo is a densely populated city. But while people may live close together there are no high rise buildings, so this city has a community atmosphere that is difficult to find in any other city in Indonesia.
Yogyakarta & Beyond
Tour Highlights: Visit Yogyakarta's main highlights: Borobudur, Prambanan, Pawon, Mendut, Sultan Palace, and Merapi Volcano Visit Solo's ancient temples of Cetho and Sukuh on the slope of sacred M