Cirebon is one of cultural and heritage city in West Java. It is situated near border zone between West and Central of Java. Cirebon word derives from word “Cai” and “Rebon” in Sundanese, it means water and shrimp. This term is related with its geographical location which is close with Java Sea, and Cirebon becomes one of the shrimp-producing cities in Indonesia.
In historical point of view, Cirebon was one of big empires established in Java. It has prolonged historical values that you can see its inheritance in “Keraton”. Besides Cirebon also has a good cultural worth, it is “Batik”.
Its “Batik” motif is different with the other kind of “batik” in Indonesia. Each “Batik” has its own characteristic and uniqueness. So it could be a great special gift from Cirebon. For further information about best vacation spot in Cirebon, here are some of them:
Keraton Kasepuhan (Kasepuhan Palace)
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The first place you should visit when spending your holiday in Cirebon is “Keraton Kasepuhan”. It is a historical building built in 1529. It was an evidence of the existence of Islamic Cirebon Kingdom.
This Keraton is the biggest and coolest building in Cirebon. Its architectural ornaments show a harmony of acculturation among Javanese, Sundanese, Chinese, Arabian, Indian, and also European cultures. It was awesome. If you like to explore historical sites, this spot will suit your fancy.
Masjid Agung Sang Cipta Rasa
Still in Keraton Kasepuhan area, you could find a unique Masjid named Masjid Agung Sang Cipta Rasa. It is also one of a historical building in Cirebon which tells about how Islam is spread in Cirebon.
This Masjid is also known with its story about Sunan Gunung Jati, one of famous ulama in Indonesia. There is a myth which is believed by the inhabitants of Cirebon related with a well in its yard. It is believed that the water is the same as zam-zam water in Mecca; it was from the same source.
Ade Irma Suryani Cirebon Water Park
This recreation park was just opened last year. This water park could be your best alternatives to play water with your family or your friends. Here you will find several water booms which will complete your holiday. It is a suitable place to spend your holiday in such a sunny day.
Palimanan Hot Water Spring
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Not enough yet playing water in Ade Irma Suryani Cirebon Water Park. Here you will be provided different sensation. Its hot water is totally relaxing. Your body will refresh, it smoothes your blood stream and annihilates bacteria from your body. Banyu Panas Palimanan is a good place for family recreation.
Setu Patok Lake
Setu Patok Lake is situated at Siwalk, Mundu, in Cirebon regency. Here you are offered a complete package of tourism destination. You could find golf driving, swimming pool, fishing area, water boom, out bond, ATV off road, Flying fox, paintball, and relaxing garden. In this area you will also get a villa for spent the night.
Cirebon Culinary Tour
After having a great day of vacation, you need to fulfil your body with these special foods from Cirebon. There are two special culinary from Cirebon, Jamblang Rice and Empal Gentong. Both are tasty foods. It isn’t enough yet, visiting Cirebon without attempting both appetizing culinary.