Nightlife in Solo Surakarta

Nightlife in Solo Surakarta

Solo Indonesia nightlife is also tempting. The city that known as a city full of Javanese culture is in fact still have a modern aspect mixed with local traditions that you can find. So what to do at night in Solo, the sister city of Yogyakarta?

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5 Things To Do in Solo Surakarta in the Night

  1. Try Angkringan of Omah Lawas and Local Cuisine in Galabo

Angkringan is a simple shop selling rice and various kinds of side dishes at an affordable price, usually from 1000 rupiah. Omah Lawas is one of the famous angkringan in Solo city. With Solo vintage style, it peddle a variety of dishes typical of Java and various rice wrap such nasi kucing, nasi oseng lombok ijo, nasi gudeg, nasi bonaga, and many more. If you are curious what are they and how they taste, just go to Omah Lawas.

Other than that, you can try find culinary in Galabo. It is favourite nightlife places in Solo where the street vendors sell Solo culinary. The place is also perfect for hang out with friends or family.

  1. Visiting South Square Solo

Night time can be spend in South Square Solo. Strolling around and snacking is the best thing to do in this place. Much same as the South Square in Jogjakarta, it offers you light night entertainment. You can also try to ride neon light pedicab, mini train, visit baloon palace, and many more.

  1. Enjoy Cafe and Restaurants

Even though Solo is known for its traditional culture, but the city is still presenting the modern nuances with the foods and drinks that can be enjoyed at the cafe and restaurant. Recommended cafes or restaurants are Markobar, Xocolatl, Eaternity, Playground, Tiga Tjeret Cafe, Home Cafe & Resto, Mom Milk, Maracez Cafe, Carajon, and many other.

  1. Witnessing Traditional Art in Sriwedari Park

Being one of tourist destination, Sriwedari Park is a must visit place at night in Solo. It is located in the downtown and has facilities for traditional art performances. Yes, here is the place to perform Solo culture and art, so make sure you check schedule for the performance and come here at the right time.

  1. Take a Stroll to Ngarsopuro Night Market

Solo nightlife is quite unique. Moreover if you try to take a walk at Ngarsopuro Night Market. You can find many local in this place, selling and buying things with cheap until expensive price.  Open only in Saturday and Sunday, the market sells crafts, batik, and children’s toy.

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Culinary in Solo Surakarta

Culinary in Solo Surakarta

Culinary in Solo Surakarta

Solo or is called as Surakarta is a city rich with history and culture, much the same as Yogyakarta. Solo Indonesia map is located in the province of Central Java. It adjoins with Karanganyar and Boyolali regency in the north,  Karanganyar and Sukoharjo regency in the east and west, and Sukoharjo regency in south.

Solo also famous for the tasty and cheap culinary. There are seven foods and drink that famous as the local culinary. They are even can be found in Solo Indonesia culinary festival. It is guaranteed that your tongue will dance when the taste in the food is melted. Certainly, trying a typical cuisine somewhere will give a sense of its own in every vacation.

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Top 7 Best Food In Solo Surakarta

Culinary in Solo Surakarta

Nasi Liwet

  1. Nasi Liwet

So, what to eat in Solo? Nasi Liwet. This is the first most famous food you should try. Nasi Liwet is the rice served on a banana leaf and cooked using coconut milk. Then added with a side dish of chicken broth, boiled egg, and spices. It is commonly for breakfast, but some stall still open till night.

  1. Timlo Solo

Want to try Solo soup? Then have this Timlo. Inside the soup there are boiled eggs, chicken liver, chicken broth, and gizard, plus Solo sausage (fried egg with meat filling). Timlo is best served for breakfast or lunch. The legendary place to find this is at Timlo Sastro.

  1. Selat Solo

Selat Solo is the only food from Solo adapted from Western cuisine. It adapts the Dutch style in colonization era, and then fuse it with Javanese style and taste. Selat Solo consist of boiled egg and vegetables, beef tenderloin, fried potatoes, and brown sauce.

Culinary in Solo Surakarta


  1. Tengkleng

Soup made of mutton bone is what can describe Tengkleng Solo. The food only has bit of meat in the bone, makes you to suck in it until every recipe attached in your tongue.

  1. Sate Buntel

Sate buntel is satai made from tempe or mutton which is then baked after previously given spice. It is usually available in small stall in road side. It served in the top of banana leaf. Try this one if you want to taste a different kind of food.

  1. Serabi Notosuman

Finding traditional pancake? Best of the best from the city is Serabi. It is made of coconut milk and rice flour. Cooked on charcoal fire, Serabi Solo culinary will give you different smell and taste. Usually it is added with banana, jackfruit, peanut, or chocolate sprinkles as toppings.

  1. Dawet Ice

The refreshing drink comes from dawet ice. Dawet is jelly made of rice flour poured by coconut milk. It is also added with palm sugar sauce to make it sweet. Served in small bowl make you want to add and add more.

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Attractions in Solo Surakarta

10 Best Attractions in Solo Surakarta

Attractions in Solo Surakarta

Solo is the sister city from Yogyakarta. First information of course Surakarta Indonesia points of interest. The city has several top things to do in Solo. You can visit them all with Pamitran to get easy access and road. Can’t wait to start? Now let’s explore the city.

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10 Best Attractions in Solo Surakarta

  1. Surakarta Keraton (Palace of Solo)

The history of the Solo Palace is very interesting to follow. The mixing of glory, origins of Mataram Kingdom, and disputes and divisions colored every remaining story. Once upon a time this place was the center of government of the Islamic Mataram Kingdom which is very famous, became one with the Yogyakarta Palace, before finally split into two because of disputes and differences of views on VOC. Inside the Keraton, you can see many historical collection and knowing the complete story from guide. Traditional festival and ceremony usually held on certain days. The entrance ticket is 15.000 rupiah.

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  1. Puro Mangkunegaran

A dark history re-occur in Solo itself after standing as the Surakarta Royal Palace. The kingdom divided again into two causes the existence of two governments namely the Royal Palace of Solo and the Palace Mangkunegaran (Puro Mangkunegaran). When you visit this place, you can see a collection of history of Mangkunegaran kings and others. Puro Mangkunegaran is the next visit after Keraton Surakarta. The entrance fee is 10.000 rupiah.

  1. Kauman Batik Village

It is not only Jogja that own village famous for producing Batik. In Solo, Kauman is the popular Batik village that is always visited by domestic and foreign tourist. For you who fall in love with Batik should be in here. Not only seeing the collection, but also witnessing and trying the making of Batik. The product has become worldwide and some of them are very expensive, reaching million rupiah.

  1. Sangiran Museum

The ancient human museum Sangiran is a place that holds hundreds of collections of ancient human life that can educate you about the ancestors of Indonesia. There are 2 million years old ancient human fossils as the oldest it ever had. With collection more than 13.000 ancient fossils, this museum is the most complete ancient human museum in Asia. Other than human, Sangiran has other collection of animals and plants fossils, stone and also equipment used in ancient times. The entrance ticket is cheap though, only cost 7500 rupiah.

  1. Sewu Tawangmangu Waterfall

There is no beach in the city if you are question about it. Surakarta is located in the middle of the island of Java. But to cure your longing for water, you can visit Sewu waterfall at Tawangmangu. Traveling there is easy and you only need to pay 18,000 rupiah. The view of the waterfall is high enough to make you wonder. Relax a moment from the hustle of the city here.

  1. Jumog Waterfall

Another waterfall to see is Jumog waterfall. It is nature that blends with beauty. The air around is clear and fresh. Just by 5000 rupiah you can enter Jumog and play with its water. Kind of perfect Solo tourism. Its hidden location makes this waterfall initially not so well known. But nowadays it is touted as The Lost Paradise on Solo.

  1. Radya Pustaka Museum

Radya Pustaka Museum is the oldest museum in Indonesia. It keeps collection of historic objects as heritage from Mataram Kingdom. The most well known collection is porcelain given by Napoleon Bonaparte to Paku Buwono IV, king of Surakarta kingdom. Beside that, bronze of Hindu Buddhist era, collection of keris and traditional weapons, gamelan, and shadow puppets are several collection in Radya Pustaka. It only cost 5000 rupiah to enter the museum.

  1. Klewer Market

Going to countries in Asia is certainly synonymous with visiting the traditional market. The products are quite cheap, and if you are smart enough to choose you will get the good quality too. Just like in Klewer Market as the icon of traditional market in Solo. You can find various things that sell from batik, snacks, clothes, and souvenir Solo. The location is near with Solo South Square, so you can all the way round here.

9. Cetho Temple

Ceto Temple, is located in western slope of Mt. Lawu, Gumeng Village Jenawi District in Karanganyar – Surakarta. It is located in hill 1400 m from the sea level. Ceto temple site of 13 stages, from the lower places to higher places ar similar to Hinduism temple. Relief status of Ceto Temple Symbolizes a human passion and a portrayal of human being’s soul purification. The hardest seduction in purifying in passions.

Attraction in Solo Surakarta10. Sukuh Temple

Not far from Solo is the Sukuh Temple, the pyramid “Inca” looklike decorated with wayang stone carvings of Hindu origin, and erotic symbols. The temple is located only 34 km from Solo.

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