are found the most known being Kalasan, Sewoe and others. Near the ruins of the temples is a small Government resthouse where visitors particularly interested in the study of these remains, may stay. A fee of 50 cents is charged for admission to the ruins.
SOERAKARTA OR SOLO.
The city of Soerakarta is situated at a distance of 48 m. about 13 hours ride from Batavia and 16 m. (about \ l/2 hours ride) from Djokja.
General description of the City. Soerakarta, called Solo by the natives is the capital of the sultanate of this name, ruled by a sultan who has the title of Susuhunan. The city has a population of about 120.000 of which 1500 are Europeans and 6500 Chinese. The costume and manners of the native inhabitants are yet as in Djokja what they were hundreds of years ago. In the centre of the city is the sultanas enclosure also surrounded by a wall; the mansion of the resident, of Prince Mangkoe Negoro, military barracks, and other big buildings. The streets leading to these buildings are beautiful avenues of waringins. Near the palace and the residency
are many European houses and also a Protestant Church.
The Chinese quarters are the business section of the city. The native quarters are for the greater part inhabited by native artisans.
The Kraton (Enclosure of the Susuhunan).
The Kraton and the Dutch residency stand facing each other across a spacious tract of open ground. The former is surrounded by a wall and looked at from outside it appears rather unattractive and inferior to the latter. But its interior is well worth visiting. It is situated in the midst of the city and surrounded by walls. Within the walls live about ten thousand people, including the nobles and officers and many court ladies. There is also a small body guard.
A zoological garden is found in the city which is worth a visit. It is situated in the midst of a spacious park and has a beautiful pond with lotus flowers. It is open to the general public against payment of a small admission fee.
Besides these there is no special object of interest but the general view of the city itself, as one observes it from the veranda of the hotel shows an interesting picture of Javanese life and manners.Besides these there is no special object of interest but the general view of the city itself, as one observes it from the veranda of the hotel shows an interesting picture of Javanese life and manners.