Surakarta is also called Solo, the second-largest city in Central Java province and the tenth-largest city in Indonesia. The city is one of the tourist destinations and has the slogan "The Spirit Of Java". It was expecting to build a view of Solo City as a Javanese cultural center. On the east side of Solo is passed a river immortalized in the song titled Bengawan Solo. The lifestyle of the people here is similar to Yogyakarta, but Solo has a lot more buildings and is famous as a commercial city.
The establishment of Solo is inseparable from the Islamic Mataram kingdom history. Solo was once of government seats, after the removal of Kartasura Palace in 1745. After the division of Mataram due Giyanti agreement, which is Solo as its administrative territory, Mataram Tamerlane. The Salatiga Agreement in 1753 made the city divided into two parts. Unification of the new city government took place during Indonesia's stands.
Solo became a tourist destination spot, and offers some interesting sights such as Mangkunegaran and Kasunanan palaces, Triwindu antique market, Central Wholesale Solo or PGS market, and Klewer market. The nature spot is located on the eastern side, and some of the natural tourist attractions are Sukuh and Ceto temples, Grojokan Sewu, Kemuning tea plantation, and Jumoh waterfalls.