The Nearby Places of Interest and Events at Solo City

Candi Borobudur, or Barabudur is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia, as well as the world's largest Buddhist temple, and also one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world. The temple consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. The temple is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The central dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated stupa.

Candi Prambanan or Candi Rara Jonggrang is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva). The temple compound is located approximately 17 kilometers northeast of the city of Yogyakarta on the boundary between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces. The temple compound, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia, and one of the biggest in Southeast Asia. It is characterized by its tall and pointed architecture, typical of Hindu architecture, and by the towering 47-metre-high (154 ft) central building inside a large complex of individual temples.

Candi Sukuh is a 15th-century Javanese-Hindu temple (candi) that is located on the western slope of Mount Lawu (elevation 910 metres (2,990 ft)) on the border between Central and East Java provinces. Sukuh temple has a distinctive thematic reliefs from other candi where life before birth and sexual education are its main theme. Its main monument is a simple pyramid structure with reliefs and statues in front of it, including three tortoises with flattened shells and a male figure grasping his penis. A giant 1.82 m (6 ft) high of lingga (phallus) with four testes, representing penile incisions, was one of the statues that has been relocated to the National Museum of Indonesia.

Keraton Kasunanan Surakarta is the official palace of Kasunanan Surakarta located in Surakarta City, Central Java. This palace was built by Susuhunan Pakubuwana II in 1744 as a substitute of the Palace / Palace Kartasura ravaged by Chinatown Gazer 1743. Although the Surakarta Kasunanan has officially been part of the Republic of Indonesia since 1945, this palace complex is still functioning as a residence of Sri Sunan and his court house which still runs the royal tradition to this day. This palace is now also one of the main tourist attraction in the city of Surakarta. A part of the palace complex is a museum that houses various collections of kasunanan, including gifts from European kings, replicas of palace heirlooms, and gamelan. In terms of building, this palace is an example of the best traditional Javanese palace architecture.

Mangkunegaran Palace is a small hereditary Duchy located within the region of Surakarta in Indonesia. It was established in 1757 by Raden Mas Said, when he submitted his army to Pakubuwono III in February, and swore allegiance to the rulers of Surakarta, Yogyakarta, and the Dutch East Indies Company, and was given an appanage of 4000 households. The Palace of the rulers of Mangkunegaran was established by Raden Mas Said who signed a treaty with the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in 1757. By virtue of the treaty, he became the rule of a part of Eastern Mataram and was henceforth known as Mangkunegara I. Known as Pura Mangkunegaran, the palace is located in the center of the city of Solo.

Kampung Batik Laweyan is one of the tourist areas provided by the Solo City government to invite foreign and domestic tourists to see Batik. Kampung Batik Laweyan is considered as the center of Batik in Solo City and has existed since the time of the kingdom of Pajang tahunn 1546 M. Kampung Laweyan is designed with an integrated concept, utilizing an area of approximately 24 hectares consisting of 3 blocks. Inside the village of Batik, there are hundreds of Batik craftsmen who sell various motifs, such as Tirto Tejo and Truntum with a variety of price. In addition to batik, Kampung Batik Laweyan also keeps a wealth of ancient Javanese architecture.

Grojogan Sewu is one of waterfalls located in Central Java Province. Located in District Tawangmangu, Karanganyar District, Central Java. Grojogan Sewu Waterfall is located on the slope of Mount Lawu. Grojogan Sewu is located about 27 km east of Karanganyar City. Grojogan Sewu waterfall is part of the Grojogan Sewu Tourism Forest. Grojogan in Javanese means waterfall and Sewu means one thousand. So Grojogan Sewu means Waterfall thousand. Although the waterfall here does not amount to a thousand, but there are some waterfall points that can be enjoyed here.

Triwindu Antique Market Triwindu market is a market of antiques, imitations, and special parts (klithikan) located in the city of Surakarta. This market is built in the south of the Mangkunegaran Palace complex, precisely on the east side of the boulevard that leads to the palace gate. Administratively it is located in the urban village Keprabon, District Banjarsari, Surakarta. It is called Triwindu because it was built in 1939 by KGPAA Mangkunegara VII as the 24th anniversary (three windu-8 years) of his reign.

The Solo Batik Carnival or SBC (Indonesian Karnaval Batik Solo) is an annual carnival held in Solo City (Surakarta City), Indonesia. The word "carnival" here is not related with the Christian pre-Lent celebration, but more of a festivities in general, with procession of dancers in extravagant costumes, with emphasis on the Indonesian motif of batik.

Solo Interntational Performing Arts (SIPA) is an international performing arts performance. The spirit does not just function the performing arts for art issues only. However, the performing arts, whether from traditional territory or from modern areas, should be a means to create a spirit of togetherness.

Important Dates

Deadline of abstract submission Nov 30, 2017
Jan 20, 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance Dec 31, 2017
Jan 31, 2018
Deadline of full paper submission February 28, 2018
March 31, 2018
April 22, 2018
Notification of full paper acceptance April 30, 2018
Camera Ready submission May 15, 2018
Final Payment of Registration July 3, 2018
The Day of Conference July 11 to 12, 2018
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