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In and Around Surakarta in Central Java

The city of Solo, officially named Surakarta, is located in central Java about 65km north-east of Yogyakarta. Like competing Yogyakarta it is a royal city but it is a bit older having been founded 1745. With a population of about 500,000 it is larger than its neighbour but it is more traditional and unhurried and arguably more Javanese. The city has two palaces and academies of Javanese dance and music. Solo is renowned for its traditional textile industry producing batik.
On the road from the airport
On the road from the airport
Across the city of Surakarta
Across the city of Surakarta
Our hotel
Our hotel
Our hotel
Our hotel
The very pretty waitress in our hotel
The very pretty waitress in our hotel
Across the city of Surakarta
Across the city of Surakarta
Gunung (Mount) Merapi - an active volcano
Gunung (Mount) Merapi - an active volcano
Guning (Mount) Merapi - an active volcano
Guning (Mount) Merapi - an active volcano
Cooking pot
Cooking pot
Bamboo leaves
Bamboo leaves
Coconut
Coconut
New born calf
New born calf
Yuni
Yuni
Typical house in the area
Typical house in the area
Hands
Hands
Tea plantation
Tea plantation
Tea plantation
Tea plantation
Rice paddy
Rice paddy
Rice paddy
Rice paddy
Rice paddy
Rice paddy
Rice paddy
Rice paddy
Rice paddy
Rice paddy
Solo back street
Solo back street
Solo back street
Solo back street
Across the city of Surakarta
Across the city of Surakarta