Tuesday, January 13, 2009

City Destinations – Solo

Surakarta, or Solo as it is popularly known is situated on the banks of the Bengawan Solo, Java’s longest river. For a short time, Solo was the capital of the Mataram Kingdom. It is a relatively easy-going town with two royal palaces where visitors are allowed to visit the pavilions and museums. The Keraton of Solo, Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat, lies south of the eastern end of the city’s main street, Jalan Slamet Ryadi.

Solo is also a get-off point to Borobudur, the largest Buddhist reliefs in the world. Jamu, the herbal medicine of Indonesia, is popular in Solo. It is said to have many uses. There is jamu for everyone in everly stage of life. It can be used for slimming, improving blood circulation and even looking, young and beautiful.

Solo, is also known at the city that never sleeps – its “warung” foodstalls and the “kaki lima” foodcarts operate virtually round the clock. Solo is also one of the main centres of batik cloth.

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