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Kamis, 29 September 2011


TawangmanguTawangmangu offers natural beauty and the cool slopes of MountLawu. Enjoy the expanse of rice fields, misty mornings or rabbitsatay tasted in the area of ​​protected hulatan Grojogan Sewu will get you hooked.
Tawangmangu subdistrict, district Karanganyar

Tawangmangu - enjoy the fresh Grojogan Sewu Waterfall on the Slopes of Mount Lawu

Although located on the equator with temperatures hot and humid, Indonesia is endowed with many mountains that offer coolness.One is Tawangmangu, approximately 37 km east of Solo. Although situated on the slopes, this tourist area is one of the easiest to visit.Public bus transport almost all the time available to take tourists up to the main terminal. Travel overland for approximately 1.5 hours from the terminal Solo was the main attraction. Beautiful scenery of rice cultivation on the left and right upon entering the street ready to greet Karanganyar region.
Tawangmangu morning atmosphere is very beautiful and exotic.Cold air typical of the mountains and fog blanketed the mountain peaks provide an aura of its own beauty. Take a stroll while enjoying the beautiful rice fields, see the activities of residents in the morning, or exploring the market is very effective to relieve tired of the bustle of everyday. Tawangmangu also popular with the production of vegetables and fresh fruits. The fields were planted with cabbage, carrots, radishes, strawberries, and various other crops extends everywhere.

We also visited a 81-meter-high waterfall located in the region.Grojogan Sewu which means "a thousand waterfalls", the waterfall is located within a protected forest area of ​​20 ha. This tourist area is also equipped with a flying fox, rafting small playground with pemancingannya ambassadors, and the arena outbound traffic to the park and train a tree. Not only humans, thousands of monkeys also linger at home here. They roam freely without fear in humans.Although it seems benign, but we must remain vigilant because any time they can suddenly take a bag or other luggage.
Food and beverage merchants scattered around the waterfall, ready to be a place to unwind or relax enjoying the fresh air under the shady trees. The most famous food is rabbit satay. Meat rabbits are a little tough but has a soft meat fibers combined with peanut sauce, sliced ​​chilies and onions, served with rice cake.According to experts, in addition to low-cholesterol rabbit meat also has many health benefits. Rabbit meat contains a substance called kitotefin compounds. These compounds when combined with other compounds such as omega 3 and 9 was allegedly able to cure asthma. Based on the experience of some people, meat is also nutritious lower blood sugar levels for diabetics, while his brain as a fertilizer content efficacious women.

Open Schedule Monday - Sunday pk 8:00 a.m. to 16:00 pm Idul Fitri at 06:00 - 18.00 WIB
Ticket Price Domestic visitor: Rp 18,000 Visitors mancanegarak: Rp 18,000 Student: Rp 9,000

Rabu, 28 September 2011

KRATON Surakarta Sultanate

Kraton KasunananAs one of the womb of Javanese cultureKraton SurakartaKasunanan stay standing a monument to the glory of ancient Javanese culture with a charming touch of Europe.

Baluwarti VillagePOND Market District, Surakarta

KRATON Surakarta Sultanate - with a touch of ancient Javanese Palaces of Europe 

Kraton Surakarta Sultanate or later better known as Kraton Surakarta Kasunanan has stood since hundreds of years ago.Kraton is the "successor" of the Islamic Mataram Kingdom. After changing the central government starting from Kotagede, Pleret until Kartasura, yellow rebellion by ethnic Chinese to move Kratonnya Mataram forces to the village of Sala. Internal conflict and interference in the Netherlands and then forced the kingdom broke into Kasunanan Surakarta and Yogyakarta Sultanate in 1755 through an agreement Giyanti.
The journey begins from the north gate of the palace gate Gladag.The gate is guarded by two statues of armed Dwarapala mace.Down the road is shaded by old banyan trees on either side, we arrived at the North Square. Like the typical style of an old urban planning, Kasunanan Kraton Surakarta is located in one complex with the Square and the Great Mosque. A large open gazebo stands majestically just across the square, while the main building behind the palace. Inside the main building there are a museum that was once the office complex at the time Pakubuwono X. The building is divided into nine exhibition halls that contain various kinds of objects and relics of the Palace relics, folk arts to the dioramas and the royal wedding ceremony complete with a variety of equipment.

A narrow corridor connects the museum with the main palace complex. To respect the customs, we are not allowed to wear shorts, sandals, sunglasses, and shirts without sleeves. Sandals are also removable and we have to walk barefoot on the sand court that supposedly taken from the South Coast. Kecik Sapodilla tree that shaded the court makes the air is always cool. In exegesis dhosok, the name of the tree is interpreted as a symbol which means Sarwo becik or well-paced. What is interesting is the European statues that adorn the palace so as to produce slick combination of ancient Javanese architecture with a touch of Europe. The statues are a gift from the Netherlands who had always had very close ties with Kasunanan Surakarta. A high tower in the south courtyard named Stage Songgobuwono become the hallmark of this palace.
Not content to explore the palace buildings, we asked a pedicab driver to drive around the entire palace complex. Sitting relaxed in a rickshaw through the streets in the court became its own experience. Arriving at South Square, seen two old railroad cars parked there, the Kings and CART CART Cruises bodies.However, these carriages are no longer functioning because the tracks have been many who turned into a residential population. On the side of the square to another, a herd of white buffalo known as Caucasians kebo Kyai Slamet looks fun grazing. Buffalos are considered sacred by the people of Solo and always paraded in procession sekatenan or carnival night 1 Sura.

Open Schedule Monday - Thursday pk 9:00 to 14:00 pm Saturday - Sunday pk 9:00 to 13:00 pm
Ticket Price Wards performances: Rp 2,500 Museum: Rp 8,000 Permits camera / video: Rp 3,500