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===By bus===
 
===By bus===
  
The main bus station is '''Terminal Tirtonadi'''. There are regular services throughout the island, including [[Jakarta]] (10 hours) and [[Surabaya]] (5 hr).
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The main bus station is actually not in Solo city itself, but in [[Kartasura]], some 12 km west of the centre. There are regular services throughout the island, including [[Jakarta]] (10 hours) and [[Surabaya]] (5 hr).
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The city bus terminal, '''Terminal Tirtonadi''', services more local destinations such as [[Yogyakarta]], for Rp 8,000
  
 
===By train===
 
===By train===
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:* '''Pusat Grosir Solo''' 5-story tall wholesale centre of clothing items located nearby Keraton Solo and Pasar Klewer (''Klewer market'') where you can find many shops selling batik with competitive price.  Great for a one-stop shopping centre.  
 
:* '''Pusat Grosir Solo''' 5-story tall wholesale centre of clothing items located nearby Keraton Solo and Pasar Klewer (''Klewer market'') where you can find many shops selling batik with competitive price.  Great for a one-stop shopping centre.  
  
*<buy name="Batik Omah Laweyan" alt="" address="Dr. Radjiman 549 Laweyan" directions="" phone="0271-717287" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">This Place uses Javanese Home Concept in serving customers in High Quality batik and Craft.  +62 888 294 3172</buy>
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*<buy name="BATIK OMAH LAWEYAN" alt="" address="Dr. Radjiman 549 Laweyan" directions="" phone="0271-717287" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">This Place uses Javanese Home Concept in serving customers in High Quality batik and Craft.  +62 888 294 3172</buy>
 
 
*<buy name="Piguno Furniture & Craft" alt="" address="Hartono Lifestyle Mall, Jl. Ir. Soekarno, Madegondo, Grogol, Kabupaten Sukoharjo, Jawa Tengah 57552" directions="" phone="(0272) 555777” email=“[email protected]” url="https://www.piguno.com/" hours="10am - 10pm" price="" lat="" long="">selling a furniture with different style and design, unique crafts are there. Also handling for hospitality project and export market.</buy>
 
 
===Mall and shopping centres===
 
===Mall and shopping centres===
  
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Casual dining:
 
Casual dining:
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* '''1863 Restaurant & Lounge''', Jl. Monginsidi 79 (near Station Balapan). [http://www.1863resto.com] ☎ +62 271 631395.  Located in an old colonial house, this restaurant opened in 2013 and serves Javanese food, grilled meat (steak) and fish, real Dutch pancakes and 'bitterballen' (Dutch beef-ragout filled deep-fried balls), soups, fresh salads and snacks.  All food is freshly prepared and home-made.  They also have a large terrace situated in the secluded garden where you can enjoy coffee, tea, fresh juice or a choice of the many beers they have on offer, served by relaxed, friendly staff creating an European atmosphere.  Free parking, free high speed WiFi, lounge with large LED-TV.  Great food, great place, very moderately priced; Rp20,000-130,000.   
 
* '''Soga Restaurant & Lounge''', Jl. Slamet Riyadi 261. [http://sogarestaurant.com/] ☎ +62 271 727020, located within the House of Danar Hadi complex. This is a proper casual dining restaurant, the cuisine offered is a blend of traditional Javanese as well as some western/dutch colonial cuisine. Dishes are presented elegantly and the atmosphere is grand and cozy, with colonial antiques and batik decorating the interior as well as TVs. Live piano and music every night. A nice alternative to the street food culture that is prevalent in Solo. The food is moderately priced and delicious, Approx. US$5-10/person
 
* '''Soga Restaurant & Lounge''', Jl. Slamet Riyadi 261. [http://sogarestaurant.com/] ☎ +62 271 727020, located within the House of Danar Hadi complex. This is a proper casual dining restaurant, the cuisine offered is a blend of traditional Javanese as well as some western/dutch colonial cuisine. Dishes are presented elegantly and the atmosphere is grand and cozy, with colonial antiques and batik decorating the interior as well as TVs. Live piano and music every night. A nice alternative to the street food culture that is prevalent in Solo. The food is moderately priced and delicious, Approx. US$5-10/person
  
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* '''Pizza Hut''', Jl Brigjen Slamet Riyadi 380. ☎ +62 271 721577. American style fastfood. Approx. US$5/person.
 
* '''Pizza Hut''', Jl Brigjen Slamet Riyadi 380. ☎ +62 271 721577. American style fastfood. Approx. US$5/person.
 
* '''O Solo Mio''', Jl. Slamet Riyadi 253. ☎ +62 274 727264. Nice Italian restaurant. Mains around 50 000-150 000 IDR.
 
  
 
Chinese:
 
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Other than Serabi, Solo offers a rich varities of snack, ranged from dry snack, (onde-onde ceplus, kripik cakar, kripik paru, kerak nasi goreng) to keleman (fresh snack) (solo, wajik, jadah, kue ku, lapis, cara bikang). Sosis Solo has been identified as the specialty snack from Solo, is made of chopped beef combined with spices wrapped in a thin egg pancake. You can find many varieties of traditional fresh snacks once you walk into Pasar Gede.
 
Other than Serabi, Solo offers a rich varities of snack, ranged from dry snack, (onde-onde ceplus, kripik cakar, kripik paru, kerak nasi goreng) to keleman (fresh snack) (solo, wajik, jadah, kue ku, lapis, cara bikang). Sosis Solo has been identified as the specialty snack from Solo, is made of chopped beef combined with spices wrapped in a thin egg pancake. You can find many varieties of traditional fresh snacks once you walk into Pasar Gede.
 
*<eat name="Soto Triwindu" alt="" address="Jl. Teuku Umar No 41 Keprabon" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="06.00-15.00" price="10.000" lat="" long="">Soto is a Javanaese soup that contains meat, sprout, rice and many other. Usually for breakfast and lunch.</eat>
 
*<eat name="Soto Triwindu" alt="" address="Jl. Teuku Umar No 41 Keprabon" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="06.00-15.00" price="10.000" lat="" long="">Soto is a Javanaese soup that contains meat, sprout, rice and many other. Usually for breakfast and lunch.</eat>
*<eat name="BAKMI JAWA PADMASARI" alt="" address="jl pulanggeni 44 Tipes , Surakarta" directions="" phone="+62271730364" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">bakmi Jawa is a popular traditional noodle from solo. cooked by anglo ( stove ) different taste with natural seasoning. Try Java Tea with special sugar ( shape like rock ) with strong tea flavour. The food is moderately priced and delicious, Approx. IDR 12.000</eat>
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*<eat name="BAKMI JAWA 45 SARI" alt="" address="jl pulanggeni 45 Tipes , Surakarta" directions="" phone="+62271730364" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">bakmi Jawa is a popular traditional noodle from solo. cooked by anglo ( stove ) different taste with natural seasoning. Try Java Tea with special sugar ( shape like rock ) with strong tea flavour. The food is moderately priced and delicious, Approx. IDR 12.000</eat>
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*<eat name="Batik Omah Laweyan" alt="" address="Dr. Radjiman 549, Laweyan" directions="" phone="0271-740852" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">This Place uses "JAVANESE HOME" concept. Sell high quality batik and Crafts. We will have traditional feel here.We are able to learn how to write batik....Cool and Remarkable !  </eat>
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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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.  
 
* '''[[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. You can visit the temples with a tour group or easily on your own. Take any bus to Tawangmangu and hop off at Karangpandan bus station. From Karangpandan get minibus to the turn off to Candi Sukuh. From there you can take a motorbike taxi (around 60 000 IRD) to visit both temples. Please note that the last bus from Karangpandan back to Solo leaves at 4 p.m.  
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*'''[[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.  
 
*'''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.  

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