Traditional fishing boats docked at Pasir Putih beach, Java, Indonesia 05 Feb 2017
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Brightly coloured traditional Balinese fishing boats (Jukung) dock at Pasir Putih beach in Java, Indonesia. Jukungs are small wooden outrigger canoes originally made in Bali but they share qualities from other traditional boats throughout Polynesia. The crab claw sail, a triangular sail with spars on the upper and lower sides, is a common feature on these traditional boats. The Balinese fishing boats are usually decorated in a plethora of colours and bear a marlin shape bow. These traditional boats can be seen lined up creating a rainbow on Pasir Putih beach after a day at sea.
Pasir Putih beach is located between the villages of Perasi and Bugbug. Tales of white sand and a hidden beach have led this spot to become a popular stop-over for travellers. Seafood grills and fresh coconuts are available to enjoy in this idyllic setting at one of the dozen or so beach bars (warung). Add a stop at Pasir Putih on any of Insight Guides' trips to Indonesia.