Solo is located about 1 miles (2 kilometers) northwest of the national capital Jakarta and 70 miles (113 kilometers) northwest of Bandung.
If you are looking to indulge in some retail therapy arrange a trip to one of the local malls or markets and try on new outfits and buy local treats. Check out Solo Paragon Lifestyle Mall, Klewer Market or Gede Market.
You can never truly understand a place until you know its past; thankfully Solo has preserved the Sangiran Early Man Site, one of the area’s most important historic places. Walk around the site, get some pictures and deepen your knowledge of local history.
To get inspired, go and see the Radya Museum Library, one of the most popular museum experiences in Solo. Take a self-guided tour, lose yourself in the exhibits, and then ask for tips from the locals to uncover some of the more eclectic museums in the area.
Learn a little about the lives of Solo’s elite families at the city’s much-loved palace. Call into he well-preserved Mangkunegaran Palace, where the crème de la crème of Solo society once enjoyed life’s finer things.