A large, towering tree and canopy of touching trees line the road entering the forest area in Petungkriyono District, Pekalongan Regency, Central Java. Sometimes in the forest you will also come across waterfalls and flowing rivers.
A number of signs forbidding wildlife hunting in the forest are installed at several points along the road. Every now and then, a Javan langur monkey (Trachypithecus auratus) appears.
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