Enjoy Travelling By Old Dutch Train In Solo

In Indonesia, railway transportation  is the most popular vehicle. This  railway transportation first built in the Dutch colonial era. History of railways in Indonesia has been started since the 19th century in 1864 y on the island of Java. In that time  the train was growing rapidly,  in addition to public transport as well as freight commodities at the time considering many plantations  are opened by Dutch Colaonial Governments.Along with the development of technology, the train continues to change and grow .  Ancient train steam engine is now no longer operated.  Replaced with modern fast diesel or electricity train.

This old train gives an ancient and nostalgic atmosphere related with the old period of Dutch colonialsm. "Kluthuk Jaladara Train " I s an old-fashioned steam train in Solo, which is currently re-operated again. Of course train  is only used as a tourist train that can be rented by anyone who wants to reminisce, to feel the sensation of ancient impression of an old railway Dutch colonial era. The idea to revive this Jaladara Railway came from the Governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo or better known as the Jokowi, when serving as mayor of Solo. The Trains has been the collection of Ambarawa Museum for years.

Jaladara C1218 is a locomotive, the locomotive type C12. C12 locomotive types are small and designed for short l destinations. This steam locomotive is a train with locomotive C1218.  C1218 locomotive was made in the Netherlands by Hartmann Chemnitz locomotive plant in 1986 and operated in the same year in Indonesia. The company operates is Staatspoorwegen or SS, the Dutch government-owned railway company.

Travel with ancient steam train departed from station of  Purwosari to Station of Solo City. Travel by steam train will take passengers Jaladara see the attraction in the form of Solo city centers, shopping centers and historical attractions. In an ancient train tour package, passengers will be treated to food and herbal medicine, and traditional musical performances and other entertainment during the trip.
This old train travelers continues to increase from time to time. Generally, tourist train passengers are from upper middle class. They are entrepreneurs who do business in Solo and foreign tourists who were traveling in Solo. The rate charged for passenger train travel is about $ 15 to $ 20 per person one way. There are also packages with a capacity of 70 passengers collectively worth $ 337. Do you really want to get a new experiences with old train? Just come and visit Solo.

Kraton Surakarta, Another Palace in Java

Kraton Surakarta, another palace in Java Island is located right in the center of Surakarta, central Java Province.  It is adjacent to the landmarks of  Solo (Surakarta) such as City Hall, Klewer Market and Gede Market. You can use so many  transportation  to reach the palace. And do not forget to try the traditional vehicle of  transportation such as rickshaws and “andong”.

Physically Kraton Surakarta has much in common with the Yogyakarta Palace, because one of the architect is The Prince  Mangkubumi or Sultan Hamengkubuwana I , which is also the main architect of the palace of Yogyakarta. The similarity of the spatial pattern is evident in the layout of the square to the north and south of the palace. Surakarta palace building consists of the main building and supporting environments such as Gate (the gate) called Gladag to the South. And then there were two square in the northern and southern palace complex.

Surakarta Palace is a symbol of  the origin of  Surakarta or Solo. Kraton Surakarta or the official name, Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat, is a historic place you must  visit  when travelling to Solo. Built in stages since the first was established in the year 1744 by Sunan Pakubuwono II, making Kraton Surakarta an exotic place that also saves a lot of historical value.

Keraton Surakarta built by Pakoe Boewono II in 1745 AD. Formerly the capital palace in Kartasura, located approximately 12 km west of the city of Solo. Kraton Surakarta experienced the golden era during the reign of Sunan Paku Buwono X in the year 1893-1939. In Surakarta Palace there is an Art Gallery with  various historical objects that have historical value and high art. Some of the collection is the carriage, an assortment of weapons, shadow puppets and objects of other relic. Kraton Surakarta open to the public every day at 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Sunday 8:30 to 13:00 hours. Kraton closed on Friday.

Familiarization Trip of Russian Journalist

Three journalists from Russian media following the Familiarization Trip (famtrip) visit some  tourist destinations of Indonesia to promote culture and tourism in Indonesia. They will write article about Indonesia tourism and will be published in the Russian media. The three journalists were Leonid Perskiy from Interfax News Agency, Irina Nekhoroskina of the state news agency RIA Novosti and Andrey Grechannik of the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, said Second Secretary Embassy in Moscow, London Enjay Diana told AFP on Wednesday.

Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Russian Federation, Republic of Belarus Djauhari Oratmangun in a meeting with reporters in his office, expressed his appreciation to all the news agencies and the Russian media that sends reporters famtrip activities. He hoped that this program will give more news and information on the areas of tourist destinations published in the Russian media.He said that this program is an excellent opportunity to see the potential of tourism in Indonesia.
"Seeing once is better than hearing a thousand times," said Mr Djauhari Oratmangun after telling glimpse of the beauty of the beaches and attractions in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bali and Lombok to be visited.
There’s not just  natural beauty and tropical climate in Indonesia  to enjoy but a culinary tour of Indonesia is another choice.

Irina Nekhoroskina of Ria Novosti very enthusiastic about the program that will be held include plans to enjoy the beauty of the sea in Indonesia and took pictures of the marine Indonesia.
Meanwhile, another journalist Leonid Perskiy representing gratitude and appreciation to the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, which has provided the opportunity to participate in the program famtrip.
Famtrip program for journalists / travel writers Russian is an annual program organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, in cooperation with the Embassy in Moscow took place on 26 September to 3 October to visit tourism objects in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bali and Lombok
Famtrip destination will be visited include the Old Town in Jakarta, Yogyakarta Palace, watching the Ramayana Ballet at Prambanan, Borobudur temple, Pura Taman Ayun, Beratan Lake and Tanah Lot in Bali. In Lombok the journalists would be taken witness the beauty of Gili Trawangan, Senaru Village and Waterfall Sendanggile and watch Lombok songket weaving.

Tourism Info - Central Java Tourism

tourism maps central java Borobudur Temple Arjuna Temple


Central Java is a tourist destination in Indonesia, the attractiveness of cultural tourism and nature tourism is diverse, some cultural attraction in Central Java is widely known among the ancient historical sites such as Borobudur, Prambanan and others. It could even be said, almost all the big and famous temples found in Indonesia is located in central Java. In addition, Central Java is famous for cultural tourism, and the glory of the Islamic empire in the form of Javanese royal palace building, the mosque and tomb kings.

Nature of Central Java

Central Java is famous for its natural beauty famous fresh mountain air, like adventure activities such as hiking, camping, exploring the valleys and forests, as well as exploring the natural caves, waterfalls, beaches, etc..

Craft Central Java

Crafts Results of Central Java is also widely known even abroad, as Jepara art sculpture, batik art, crafts bronze, stone, ceramics, sculpture and other decorative dolls.

Cooking in Central Java

In the middle of Java you can use a variety of culinary specialties, as Wingka Tripa, Presto Milkfish, Dieng bean, mushroom chips, Kawis Carica and others.

Some of the attractions you visit in Central Java can, among other things:

Borobudur Temple.

Borobudur was built by King Samaratungga, one of the kings of ancient Mataram Kingdom, descendants of the dynasty dynasty. Registration Kayumwungan base, an Indonesian named Hudaya Kandahjaya revealed that Borobudur is a place of worship, on the 26th May was terminated 824, was built almost 100 years since the early days. The name of Borobudur, as some people means a mountain having Townhouse (budhara), while the other says that Borobudur means monasteryon heights.

Prambanan temple.

Prambanan is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia. This temple is located on the island of Java, about 20 kilometers east of Yogyakarta, 40 miles west of Surakarta and 120 km south of Semarang, on the border between the provinces of Central Java and Yogyakarta. Candi Prambanan rare Jonggrang located in the village, whose territory is divided between the districts of Sleman and Klaten 

Below is the other list of tourism in Central Java

Maerokoco Park


Grand Mosque Demak


Kadilangu Mausoleum


Wood Carving


Colo Hill Resort


Minaret of Kudus


Bandengan Beach


Terawang Cave


Kartini Mausoleum


Kartini Museum


Kartini Beach


Bleduk Kuwu


Gedongsongo Temple


Curug Sewu Waterfall


Railway Museum


Bandungan Hill Resort


Rawa Pening Swamp


Pre History Fossil Museum


Mangkunegaran Palace


Kasunanan Palace


Sukuh Temple


Grojogan Sewu


Wonogiri Dam


Mount Merapi


Pengging swimming Poll


Deles Resort


Stone Carving Prumpung


Seplawan Cave


Ketawang Beach


Karang Bolong Coast


Dieng Plateau


Pasir Kencana Beach


Widuri Beach


Moga Hill Resort


Guci Hot Spring


Lawa Cave


Ceramic Center Klampok


Sempor Reservoir


Jatijajar Cave


Teluk Penyu Beach


Petruk Cave


Kyai Langgeng Park


Wadaslintang Reservoir


Api abadi Mrapen


Baturaden Hill Resort


Karimunjawa Island




Benteng Pendem


Seruling Mas Zoo


Mrica Dam


Malahayu Dam


Tlogo Agro Tourism


Ujung Negoro Beach


Linggo Asri Hill Resort


PAI Beach


Kalianget Hot Water Spring


Losari Agro Coffe Tourism

Keep Travelling and Enjoying. :) 

Panjang Bengkulu Beach

Panjang Bengkulu Beach Attractions very exotic with white sand stretching over 7 km pristine will inspire greatness can open the almighty creator. The beach is located on the western city of Bengkulu. To reach the location which is only 1.5 km from the city center can be reached by riding Sado or Delman which is a traditional transport in the city of Bengkulu.

Bengkulu - Beach Panjang

As I scour the beach we can enjoy the Sunset in the afternoon. recreational activities or beach tour can be done such as water sports and beaches, sea, sunset view, family recreation and out bound.

panjang bengkulu

Around the beach to easily find other accomodations with many relatively affordable prices. Along the coast, we can also enjoy typical dishes of Bengkulu. happy visiting there, you also can go to Central Java Temple .

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The Yogyakarta Palace; The Museum of Javanese Culture

Keraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat,  today  known as  Keraton Yogyakarta or  Yogyakarta Sultan's Palace is the center of Javanese culture living museum in Yogyakarta special province. The palace is not just a place to live for  king and his family, but also a center of Javanese cultural development, as well as the spirit of the culture. In this place tourists can learn and see how Javanese culture continues to live and preserved. This Keraton has been built by Prince of Mangkubumi in 1755, a few months after the signing of the Treaty Giyanti. Despite hundreds of years old and was damaged in the earthquake a few years ago, the building remained standing with sturdy and well maintained.

Some tourists  from  Canada, America, and  Australia and Europe Country are all in silence listening the song of "tembang macapat", they occasionally seen taking pictures. "Tembang macapat"  that sung in the Java language by the servants of keraton may not be understood by most foreign tourists, even  for some local tourists, but that does not mean they can not enjoy it.

Visiting the Sultan's Palace will provide valuable experience as well as impressive. There are two entrances to the keratin, the first in Tepas Keprajuritan g (front North Square) and in Tepas Pariwisata /Tourism (Regol Keben). There are many things that can be seen in the Sultan's Palace, from the activities of the servants of keraton who are doing the job or see the collection of Keraton. Collections are stored in glass boxes that are scattered in various rooms ranging from ceramics and glassware, weapons, photographs, miniatures and replicas, to various types of batik and the diorama of the  manufacturing process. In addition, tourists can also enjoy the performing arts with a different schedule each day. The show was started of people puppet (wayang wong) , macapat, leather puppet  (wayang kulit)show, and java traditional dances. To enjoy art performances travelers do not need to spend additional costs. If you are lucky,  coming on Tuesday,  you can watch the festival of  "jemparingan" or archery style of the south Kemandhungan Mataraman. The uniqueness of this festival is that all participant is required to wear traditional Javanese clothes and shooting their archery  in a sitting position

Jamasan, The Old Horse Drawn Carriage Washing Tradition in Yogyakarta Kingdom

Keraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat or Keraton Yogyakarta is the official palace of the Sultanate Ngayogyakarta. It is  located in the city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This Kingdom has officially become part of the Republic of Indonesia in 1950, the Keraton or the royal palace still serves as a residence of sultan and palace households are still running the imperial tradition until today. This palace is now also one of the tourism attractions, cultural tourism in the city of Yogyakarta. Some part of the palace complex is a museum that holds various collections of the empire, including a variety of gifts from the kings of Europe, replica of weapon heritage, gamelan and  chariot (horse-drawn carriage).

A unique tradition held every year  in Yogyakarta, the ritual of chariot washing. The tradition, known as "jamasan" is done every month of "sura" (one month in the Javanese calendar). Thousands of citizens followed this ritual, because they believe that the water used to wash chariot has a special powers, especially those related to health. Since morning, people from different regions have come to  the location of jamasan , two chariot are washed, the “Kanjeng Nyai Jimat” (the main chariot) and Kanjeng Kyi Wimono Putro.

This chariot made by Portuguese in the mid 18th century and was a gift from the Governor General of the Dutch in Batavia, Jacob Mossel for the King Of Yogyakarta, Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono I . It  used as the main train starting from Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono I  to Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono  IV and now this chariot is put into the museum because the age.
Don’t forget to check your schedule of your visit to Yogyakarta, who knows you can witness this unique tradition.