Karanganyar is one of the areas on the east coast of Surakarta City. Apart from being famous for the Grobogan Sewu Waterfall, Karanganyar also has interesting historical sites for us to visit. In this way, Karanganyar can become a tourist area that is both fun and educational. These tourist destinations include Cetho Temple, Sukuh Temple, and Sangiran Museum.
Cetho temple is a cultural tourist attraction located in Gumeng Village on the west side of the foot of Mount Lawu. Cetho temple has 11 terraces and stretches from the east to the west. One terrace is connected to another by a number of doors and paths that divide the yard into two pants. This temple is a Hindu temple suggesting that there was strong religious tolerance during the Majapahit era. Because this temple is still actively used for worship, visitors are required to wear this cloth if they want to enter the temple complex. On the eleventh terrace there is a stone wall 1.60 meters high, which seems to separate the stairs from the main room. Meanwhile, the main room on this terrace is Prabu Brawijaya's guest house, which is located higher than the other rooms.
Sukuh temple is located in Berjo Village and was built during the reign of Wueen Suhita around the 15th century. The legend of Sukuh temple tells the story of the love of a woman and a man who love each other but are not approved by the woman’s family because of their higher caste. The temple building consists of three terraced courtyards which are connected to each other by a terraced hallway.
Sangiran Prehistoric Museum is an archaeological museum located in Sragen at the foot of Mount Lawu (17 kilometers from Solo City) and was founded in 1977. GHR Von Koenigswald researched ancient humans and ancient animals in the Sangiran area and he found Homo Erectus fossils as well as various animal fossils. Sangiran Museum's collections include human fossils (one of which is Homo sapiens), vertebrate animals, marine and freshwater animals, rocks and stone artifacts (flakes, blades, shavings, drills, square axes, stone balls and axes).