Surakarta

Overall Score

2.7

In Provincial Central Java, 600 kilometers from Djakarta, lies the town of Sourakarta, better known by its unofficial name of Sollo. It is one of the most important settlements in the region. It is home to numerous cultural, scientific, and educational institutions. The city has long been known for its textile production. Surarkartas tourism industry generates significant income.

The eastern edges of the city lie along the Benguavan River, the longest waterway in the Java River. In the north, the volcanoes of Möráábó and Mérályi rise. The eastern and southern parts of the city lie at the foot of Love.

The city is rich in historic landmarks. It is home to the palaces of Pororo Mongkunegang, Kasunanen, and the Islamic temple of Sahasra Agyhra Pura. Cultural and art centers are open, where you can learn about the traditions and ways of the local people. The spectacular and colorful Sekkaten Festival is one of the citys traditional festivities. A popular destination for young people is the Juragha Park and the Puppet Theater.

100 USD = 1,499,455.00 IDR

Overall Score

2.7
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 500,000 people
  • GDP: $3,570 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 7 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Telkomsel
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: Tipping is not mandatory. However, if you want to tip, perhaps provide 5-10% of the total bill. Restaurants: some restaurants will include 5-10% service charge to their bill. But if they don’t levy any service charge, you can tip between Rp10,000 to 10% of the total bill.
  • Apartment listings: AirBnb
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: GoJEK
  • Online electronics shop: Tokopedia
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Lion
  • Best intl air carrier: Garuda
  • Monthly costs for expat: $380
  • Monthly costs for family: $800
  • Monthly costs for local: $220
  • Meal: $0.7
  • Small Cola: $0.4
  • Beer 1 Pint: $0.3
  • Coffee: $1.3


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