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Yogyakarta and Solo are very much alike. Both of them hold firmly to their tradition. The living cost in both cities is also fairly low, and they offer a lot of delicious cuisines at an affordable price. However, people from Yogyakarta often visit Solo to seek quieter atmosphere. The distance between Yogyakarta and Solo is easily traveled by train. The train offers faster and comfortable trip, without having to deal with traffic jam. The trip from Yogyakarta to Solo takes only 40-50 minutes with a very affordable price, starting from 80,000 IDR per person.
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More famous with its old name, Tugu Station, it operates as the biggest station in Yogyakarta. Tugu Station is the primary place to connect Yogyakarta and other major cities in Java Island. Regardless of its ancient architectural design, the station provides modern facilities. It offers check-in service and boarding pass similar to those on the airport. Yogyakarta Tugu Station is located on Pasar Kembang Street, Sosromenduran, Gedong Tengen, Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta, 55271. It is a strategic location, surrounded by many popular tourist spots. The southern exit gate of this station directly faces Malioboro Street, making it easier to reach from any direction and by using any kind of transportation.
This station is more famous as Balapan Station. It is the largest and oldest station in Surakarta. The address is on Wolter Monginsidi Street No. 112, Kestalan, Banjarsari, Surakarta, Central Java, 57133. Pasar Ayu Balapan serves as its landmark; the station is located slightly to the west of this market. Solo Balapan station is reachable by Batik Solo Trans from corridor 2 and 6 or by taking a pedicab. Balapan Station is known throughout Indonesia thanks to a popular keroncong-dangdut song from 1990, sung by Didi Kempot. Hearing the name of this station may drive anyone who knows the song to sing it. The song may also tickle one’s curiosity to know more about the station.
Solo is a hospitable city, rich in culture and tradition. It offers various tourist spots to indulge the visitors. Below are several popular destinations in Solo.
Pasar Ayu Balapan is a traditional market adjacent to Balapan Station. Officially in operation since 2012, the market quickly gains the reputation as a new must-visited destination in Solo. It offers culinary center and various Solo's street food, a proper place to explore the rich local flavors of Solo. Moreover, you can visit them right after getting off the train.
Similar to Yogyakarta, Solo is one of the best batik manufacturers in Indonesia. However, every place has its own batik signature. Batik from Solo is different from Yogyakarta in term of colors and pattern; it is finer and more subtle. Kauman Batik Village is one of the places where you can find it. The place is not very far from Surakarta Sunanate Palace. Not only batik shops, but Kauman also features several workshops where you can see the process of batik creation. Kauman Batik is guaranteed by international standard and you may find the price equates its quality.
Public Entertainment Park or Taman Hiburan Rakyat (THR) Sriwedari
This park is a favorite place for family outing. Located on Brigjen Slamet Riyadi Street 275, Penumping, Laweyan, THR Sriwedari offers open green area complete with kids-park and mini water park. You can find public entertainment stage and watch art performance. Taman Hiburan Rakyat Sriwedari also provides culinary center which serves various Solo cuisines as well as general Indonesian cuisines with affordable price.