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Pekalongan is a city on the north coast of Central Java.


Batik tulis (that is, with hand-drawn motifs) Jawa Hokokai from Pekalongan

The seat of the Pekalongan regency, today it is one of the most important port cities in Central Java, Indonesia. Pekalongan is known for its batik and is listed as one of the UNESCO Creative Cities in the category "Crafts and Folk Arts".

Get in[edit]

Map of Pekalongan

By car[edit]

Pekalongan is along the North Coast Route road (Jalur Pantura).

By train[edit]

1 Pekalongan railway station is served by regular trains to the west (Tegal, Cirebon, and Jakarta) and to the east (Semarang and Surabaya). There is one daily train to Bandung.

Get around[edit]

By ride-hailing app[edit]

There are some online ride-hailing apps such as Gojek. You may choose to go by motorcycle or car.


  • 1 Pekalongan Batik Museum (Museum Batik Pekalongan), Jl. Jetayu No.3, +62 285 431 698. Daily 8:00-15:00. Pekalongan is very well-known among collectors and experts for its traditional cloth, so it makes sense to visit this museum while you're there. The museum covers batik motifs from throughout Indonesia. Adults Rp 7,000, children Rp 3,000, international tourist Rp 20.000.
Pekalongan Batik Museum
  • 2 Curug Bajing, Tlogopakis, Petungkriono, Hutan, Gumelem. 8AM-5PM. A spectacular natural waterfall.
  • 3 Wonokerto Beach (Pantai Wonokerto).


Rafting and kayaking[edit]

  • 1 Lolong Adventure, Lolong, Karangrejo, +62 822 427 83080. 8AM-5PM.



Buy one of the famous batik in Indonesia, Batik Pekalongan.

  • 1 Pasar Grosir Setono, Jl. Dr. Sutomo No.1 - 2, Karangmalang, East Pekalongan, +62 285 421321. 8AM-5PM. Covered bazaar is known for its vendors of traditional batik apparel for men, women & children.



There is a soto dish from Pekalongan called tauto.

  • 1 Nasi Megono RM Tjukup, Jl. Manggis sebelah PLN Pekalongan No.10, Sampangan, East Pekalongan, +62 877 567 77798. 7AM-4PM. Nasi megono is a typical rice dish of Pekalongan Regency made from pieces of young jackfruit with a blend of grated coconut. It is usually served with mendoan, black cooked squid, balado egg, tempeh orek, cucumber, and chili sauce.
  • 2 Tauto Pak H. Rochmani, Jl. Kurinci No.40, Bendan, West Pekalongan, +62 856 400 30450. 9AM-4PM.


Try some local drinks.

  • 1 Pabrik Limun Oriental, Jl. Rajawali Utara No.15, RT 01/RW 03, Panjang Wetan (near Pekalongan Batik Museum), +62 819 014 70887. 8AM-5PM. A local lemonade drink with various flavour.



  • 1 Bumi Perkemahan Karangsrity, Tlogopakis, Petungkriono, +62 852 254 59680. 24 hours.



The telephone area code of Pekalongan is 0285.

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Routes through Pekalongan
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