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5 Cultural Things to Do in Kartosuro, Central Java, Indonesia

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Do you want to spend your holiday or weekend, but you don’t know the place? Don’t worry, Kertosuro can be your choice. Kartosuro is in Province Central Java.

Why I recommended you to go to Kartosuro? This place will give you many choices spot tourism. There are some spots tourism that you don’t have to buy tickets, means free. On the other hand, there are some spots tourism that you must buy tickets to enter the tourisms.

What spot tourism that can be your choice in Kartosuro? There are many spots that can you choose, but the question is what are the best spot that can you choose to spend your holiday or weekend with a cheap cost.

These are some spots that can be your choice if you come to Kartosuro. All the things to do in Kartosuro, Central Java, Indonesia.

1. De Tjolomadoe

Have you ever heard about De Tjolomadoe? If not, this is one of spots that can be your choice.

De Tjolomadoe is a former sugar mill that becomes a spot tourism and a commercial. Can sugar mill to be a   spot tourism?

Yes, in Karanganyar, Surakarta, you can find it. In this place, many histories that can you study. You can see many old machine and architecture. There also some facilities like café and exhibition.

  • Ticket Price : Free
  • Open : Monday-Sunday 10 a.m – 09.30 p.m.

One thing you must know if you go to De Tjolomadoe: you must pay for your parking.

2. Museum Batik Danar Hadi

If you visit Kertosuro, it doesn’t complete without you visit Museum Batik Danar Hadi. Kertosuro is famous with their batik. You can see variety batik and how to make it in this place. If you interested in batik, you also can buy the batik.

This museum has Dalem Wuryaningratan architecture. By visiting this place, you can know how Jawa custom is.  In this place, there many batik that you can see and choose such as Batik Belanda, Batik Cina, Batik Kraton, Batik Sudagaran, Batik Petani, Batik Indonesia and Batik Danar Hadi. You may visit: Get Affordable Batik at These Places

 If you visit Museum Batik Danar Hadi, you will meet with several facilities. You can go to “showroom” that sells variety Batik Danar Hadi, if you like to buy it. The “showroom” is called House of Danar Hadi. If you are hungry or thirsty, you can go to a restaurant that near Museum Batik Danar Hadi. The restaurant is called Soga Resto and Lounge. Because of that, the environment of Museum Batik Danar Hadi fit with “One Stop Shopping” and “One Stop Batik Adventure” concepts.

  • Ticket Price :  General = Rp 35.000 – Student = Rp 8.000,-
  • Open : Monday-Sunday
  • 9 a.m – 4.30 p.m.
  1. Kampung Batik Laweyan

There are many things to do in Kartosuro, Central Java, Indonesia. Other place that can visit in your holiday or weekend is Kampung Batik Laweyan. In this place, you can also see many variety of Batik. The characteristic Batik of Kampung Laweyan is the color of batik is bright.

Architecture in Kampung Batik Laweyan is unique. You can see surrounding the Kampung Laweyan, there are many house that have different structure. Architectures that you can see in Kampung Batik Laweyan are Java, Europe, Chinese, and Moslem.

In this place, you can buy the batik if you are interested in. Do you interested to try how to batik? If yes, in this place they offer workshop to make batik. They will give you course batik for 2 Open. You will surprise that you also can bring your batik to your home.

Don’t satisfy with just this course. You also can join another course. In this course, you can learn the technique to make batik tulis and cap. If you interested, you can contact Forum Kampung Batik Laweyan to know the price of course.

If you visit Kampung Batik Laweyan, do not forget to try traditional culinary. In this place, you can try ledre cake, apem and other Solo street food. Do you search a place where you can to enjoy with your friend? Wedangan Rumah Nenek can be your choice. You can enjoy your time with your friend or family in this place.

  • Ticket Price : Free
  • Open: Monday-Sunday 10 a.m – 12 p.m.

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4. Pura Mangkunegaran

Have you ever visited Pura Mangkunegaran? If not, you can straight to Pura Mangkunegaran, if you come to Solo. In this place, you will know how the princess and prince live. You can see and learn the architecture of Indonesia specially Java castle.

 If you are tourist, there is a tourism packet that you have to try if you visit Pura Mangkunegaran. You can try Mangkunegaran Royal Dinner.  Your holiday or weekend will not complete if you visit Pura Mangkunegaran, but do not try to dinner in this castle.

By buying this packet, you will become a guest one day in the castle. You also can try traditional culinary from Mangkunegaran. Main course that you can try in Pura Mangkunergaran are garang asem bumbung, sambel goreng bledak, lodoh pindang. For desert, you can try pudding tape. You may visit: Kemuning Tea Plantation (Central Java): Recreation and The Route.

Other than traditional culinary from Mangkunegaran, you can also will serve with kraton classic dance, take a picture and get souvenir from Mangkunegaran King. If you are interested in Mangkunegaran Royal Dinner, you can call or contact Marketing Division Mangkunegaran Royal Dinner in Pura Mangkunegaran. You may visit: Cultural Temples in Central Java

  • Ticket Price :  Domestic Rp 10.000, – Tourist Rp 20.000,-
  • Open : Monday-Friday 8.30 a.m – 2 p.m.
    Sunday 8.30 a.m – 1 p.m.
  1. Taman Balekambang

Do you have hobby travelling? If yes, Taman Balekambang can be your choice. Taman Balekambang. In this place, you will surround with many shady trees. You can feel the air is fresh.

This place is fit with you, if you are someone that wants rest. There are many facilities that you can try in Taman Balekambang. There are art building, pool, reptile park, open stage, and outbound. This place will suit with someone who want spend their time with family.

Taman Balekambang always crowded with travelers.

  •  Ticket Price: Monday-Fiday Rp 12.000,-
    Weekend: Rp 15.000,-
  •  Open : Monday-Sunday 8 a.m. – 5 a.m.

Thus, that’s all the things to do in Kartosuro, Central Java, Indonesia.

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