5 Nearest Attractions from Mangkunegaran Temple

If you're visiting Pura Mangkunegaran, be sure to also check out these 5 nearby tourist attractions.
15 Dec 2022 · By Ayurizka Purwadhania
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Located in Surakarta, Pura Mangkunegaran is a historic temple that serves as the residence of the Surakarta Kasunanan royal family. It recently gained attention when it was used as the venue for the "Ngunduh Mantu" event, celebrating the wedding of Indonesia's 7th president's children. If you're visiting Pura Mangkunegaran, be sure to also check out these 5 nearby tourist attractions.

1. Tumurun Private Museum

Aditya Novali's WHY installation
Aditya Novali's WHY installation

The Tumuurun Private Museum is a must-see for art enthusiasts visiting Surakarta. It features a diverse collection of unique works of art, including abstract paintings and modern art installations from notable artists such as Aditya Novali, Affandi, Antonio Blanco, Walter Spies, Basoeki Abdullah, and Raden Saleh. Don't miss the opportunity to marvel at these amazing creations while in Surakarta.

2. Batik Keris Heritage

Heritage Batik Keris / @benu_fossil
Heritage Batik Keris / @benu_fossil

Heritage Batik Keris is a unique shopping destination where you can learn about the history of Batik Keris, browse a selection of high-quality Batik Keris products, support local Indonesian micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and dine at the on-site restaurant. This tourist spot offers a one-of-a-kind experience for its visitors.

3. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque / @anggarawepe
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque / @anggarawepe

The Sheikh Zayed Great Mosque is a stunning place of worship located in Surakarta. With a total area of about 8,000 square meters and two floors, this mosque is an impressive structure, adorned with white and gold details. It is a replica of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi and offers a unique opportunity for visitors to experience its grandeur and beauty.

4. Ngarsopuro Night Market

Ngarsopuro Night Market
Ngarsopuro Night Market

The Ngarsopuro Night Market, also known as the Ngarsopuro Night Market, has been a popular destination in Surakarta since it was first established in 2009. Located close to the Mangkunegaran Palace and Surakarta Kasunanan Palace, the night market attracts a large number of visitors every Saturday from 19.00 to 22.00.

In addition to showcasing products from local SMEs, the market also features cultural performances, including keroncong music. The idea for the night market was first proposed by Joko Widodo, who was the Mayor of Surakarta at the time.

5. Sriwedari Park

Sriwedari Park / @zendrato.rose
Sriwedari Park / @zendrato.rose

The Sriwedari Park is a popular tourist attraction known for its rich history dating back to 1902, when it was built by Sultan Pakubuwono X. Inspired by the idea of a paradise garden, the park was designed as a beautiful and shady place for people to relax and have fun. Located near the Mangkunegaran Palace and Surakarta Kasunanan Palace, the Sriwedari Park is just one of the many attractions within close proximity to the temple that are worth visiting.

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