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Surakarta (Solo) Indonesia - 2009

The city of Solo, officially named Surakarta, is located in central Java about 65km north-east of Yogyakarta. Like competing Yogyakarta, it is a royal city but it is a bit older having been founded 1745. With a population of about 500,000 it is larger than its neighbour but it is more traditional and unhurried and arguably more Javanese. The city has two palaces and academies of Javanese dance and music. Solo is renowned for its traditional textile industry producing batik.

We spent the last 10 days of 2009 in Solo, travelling from Jakarta by train - see
Around Solo (Surakarta) Indonesia
:: Around Solo (Surakarta) Indonesia ::
Kraton Surakarta - Sultan's Palace 2009
:: Kraton Surakarta - Sultan's Palace 2009 ::
The City of Solo (Surakarta) 2009
:: The City of Solo (Surakarta) 2009 ::
Solo (Surakarta) from the Passenger Seat 2009
:: Solo (Surakarta) from the Passenger Seat 2009 ::
Kraton Mangkunegara (Sultan's Palace) in Surakarta, Indonesia
:: Kraton Mangkunegara (Sultan's Palace) in Surakarta, Indonesia ::
Sangiran (2010) - Home of 'Java Man'
:: Sangiran (2010) - Home of 'Java Man' ::