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SOLO , also called SURAKARTA or SALA is city in Central of Java Indonesia. SOLO nearby with Yogyakarta (60 kilometers east of Yogyakarta) and Semarang( 100 kilometers south of Semarang ). Solo is heirs of the Mataram kingdom that was split in 1755. As the cradle of Javanese culture, with two royal houses in one single city: the Kraton of Solo and the Mangkunegaran, a principality. Descendants of these two royal houses are still considered leaders of Javanese culture and traditions. Majestic ceremonies and royal festivals are still held till nowadays.
Solo close proximity to the temples of Prambanan.
The town is a center of art and education, offers some good shopping and has some range of tourist facilities as Karaton Kartosuro, Karaton Pajangs, Museum Radya Pustaka, Mueseum, Pasar Klewer etc .As fortress of culture and tradition, a traveler could see various traditional art and crafts such as wayang (leather puppets), keris, gamelan, batik, in every corner of the Solo city. Bengawan Solo River, the longest river of Java borders the city to the east. The local inhabitants of Solo use the Javanese language.
Solo is also called the city that never sleeps. From the evening throughout the whole night one can always find something to eat or buy some of the popular local dishes of Solo are Nasi Timlo, Serabi, Satay, Gudeg Ceker and Nasi Liwet .
The traditional solo transport called Becak.