I’ll miss Solo city.

Solo CitySurakarta or we call it Solo, is a city where I was born a few years ago, I live in Solo and graduated my senior high school in this beloved city too.
Let me describe the city simply. Well, it’s located in Province of Central Java, Indonesia with population of 503.421 souls. Surakarta name used in formal contexts, while the Solo name for an informal context.
The mayor of Solo is Mr. Ir. Joko Widodo or we call him “Jokowi” and vice mayor is Mr. F.X. Hadi Rudyatmo. I could say that Solo can develop rapidly when led by them, because we as society of Solo, have seen many changes that occurred in Solo city.
This is what makes Solo is the spirit of Java.

That’s just a little description about Solo. You can read in detail from Wikipedia. 🙂
After graduated from senior high school, I’ve to continue my school in Jogjakarta city where I study there. Atma Jaya Jogjakarta University is my college, it’s located in Jogja certainly. So, I’ll miss my hometown Solo! 😐
I also have the more mature there, study well and always pray. 🙂
All iz well. Hahaha 😀

Okay, let me share some photos of Solo city. Love it.



Ngarsopuro market

Ngarsopuro is a place where people usually hang out and the market sells antiques and traditional. Ngarsopuro is located in front of Mangkunegaran.


It’s Mangkunegaran Palace. It was built hundreds years ago. 😮


Citywalk is car-free street, it’s a long road for pedestrians and usually used for jogging.

Gedhe Market

Big Market in English. It’s located in downtown, the biggest market in Solo, so people call it the Big Market.

Tien Kok Sie temple

Tien Kok Sie is located next to Big Market. This place is filled by Chinese people in Imlek ( Chinese New Year ).


Solo Grand Mall. Sometimes I go to this place, we can watch movie, refreshing, looking for new product, etc.

Solo Square

Solo Square is another mall in Solo, but it’s located rather far from the downtown.

Tourist train

The train is just for tour, it runs along the Slamet Riyadi street.


Railbus is a new transportation. I’ve never been on that train. 🙂

Batik Solo Trans

It’s alternative transportation, if we want to go sightseeing Solo. The bus will only stop on bus stop. :p

Werkudara bus

Werkudara is a tourist bus. It’s not for public transportation, but but for day trips in Solo.

Adi Sumarmo Airport

The only airport in Solo, but it’s International Airport. 🙂

Solo Batik Fashion

Solo Batik Carnival

and more………
That’s why I love this city, because of the people, the culture, the spirit of Java. 😀
I’ll miss this city.
God bless Solo. God bless Indonesia.


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