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* '''[[Borobudur]]''', the largest Buddhist structure in the world located in Magelang, can be reached from Solo. A particularly scenic route would be to travel through the Selo and Ketep pass in Boyolali, located between Mount Merapi and Merbabu with breathtaking views of both mountains and directly to Magelang, without going through Yogya. The whole journey should take around 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours with a rented or private car.
*'''[[Tawangmangu]]''', a [[hill station]] located on the slopes of [[Mount Lawu]], a dormant volcano which straddles the border between [[Central Java]] and [[East Java]]. It is an hour drive from Solo, and is a popular weekend getaway for the Solonese. Tawangmangu is famous for its natural scenery, with waterfalls (Grojogan Sewu and Jumog Waterfall) and breathtaking views. For those who are not faint-hearted, it is also possible to climb to the top of Mount Lawu (3,265 m) from Tawangmangu, which is a 7 hours hike. Nearby Tawangmangu are the ruins of the '''Sukuh Temple''' (''Candi Sukuh''), a Hindu temple built at the end of the period of Hinduism (15th century) in Java. The temple is famous for its unique shape, which resembles [[Mayan]] pyramids as well as its erotic iconographies. Another temple within the vicinity of Sukuh is the '''Cetho Temple''', located high above the sprawling tea plantations of Kemuning.
*'''Sangiran Early Man Site''', is an archeological site located 15 km from Solo. The area is a [[UNESCO World Heritage Site]] and an archeological treasure trove of fossils and remnants from the prehistoric era. The most important discovery however was the skeleton of the Java Man (''Pithecanthropus erectus'') an important predecessor of the modern human. The site contains a museum housing the archeological finds as well as an archaeological park.