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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. 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]

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]


  • 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 Rp5,000, children Rp1,000.







Go next[edit]

Routes through Pekalongan
AnyerTegal  W The Great Post Road through Java, as constructed in the early 19th century E  SemarangPanarukan

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