Hidden Treasures of Solo
Solo – also known as Surakarta – is a historical city in the heart of Java. This smaller sister of Yogyakarta, often overlooked by travellers, is home to a wealth of hidden treasures, intrigues and mystery for those who make the trip.
Solo was once the home of Indonesia’s Mataram kingdom and a seat of Dutch colonial power in central Java. The surrounding countryside is home to tea plantations, temples and waterfalls. It was also the stomping ground of prehistoric man, whose bones remain to this day alongside many stunning relics, artifacts and museums; testament to the incredible story of Solo.
Solo is arguably the epicenter of culture in modern day Java, attracting many scholars to its music and dance academies and producing batik fabric that is famous throughout the archipelago. The city’s labyrinth of charming backstreets is home to many workshops, traditional buildings and antique treasure troves.
Take a trip into history and delve deeper into the distinctive culture of Java with this 3-night package. Get a glimpse of the culture, mythology and craft that make Java so magical. Set against the backdrop of historical epics and surrounded by a lush rural landscape, Solo is a hidden gem in the heart of Java.