It may be known that the finest batik are made in Yogyakarta and Surakarta but in Indonesia, it has been known that other place in Java has same strong characteristic of Javanese batik. This city is Pekalongan, located in Central Java, same province as Surakarta. Pekalongan batik is one of the finest batiks with different motifs from both Yogyakarta and Surakarta.
Pekalongan is well known as the center of batik in Indonesia. There are many places to buy Pekalongan batik in Pekalongan. There is Pesindon Town in which 33 batik stores sell their finest batiks. Not only buying batik, in Pesindon we can see how to make batik. The making process is shown from beginning to the finishing. Pesindon is open at noon but many stores are close at Sunday so it is better to go there in other day. To go to Pekalongan, we can go by train from Jakarta it takes five hours. There are many other places that sell Pekalongan batiks from big stores to cadgers. There are also batik center which produce batik in high numbers so people can buy and resell them. Pekalongan is the best place to buy batiks in high numbers. It gives high profits for resellers from other places.
Pekalongan batiks can be your souvenirs. Pekalongan is still the part of Java. Their batiks put Javanese philosophy just like Yogyakarta and Surakarta. Pekalongan itself can be reached not only by train but also bus and car. Inside the city, people can use cab and becak, traditional Javanese vehicle.