An Untouristy Place in Pekalongan – Pekalongan is full of heritage, textures and different places to see. We have never been to a place with a wooden-boat industry like this small area of Pekalongan full of giant wooden-boats, that blends in with the river that flows out to the ocean. It’s a thousand light years from any place we’ve ever seen. This is one of our favourite spots in Pekalongan, Central Java. You’ll find this to be an untouristy place with an amazing culture and view.

“I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it’s because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea – whether it is to sail or to watch it – we are going back from whence we came. – John F. Kennedy

These shipyards are a perfect place to learn about traditional Javanese wooden-boat building.

Stay tuned for more of our adventures in Pekalongan, Central Java.


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