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* Batik Cirebon
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  The well-known batik brand in Cirebon is Kencana Ungu

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Cirebon is a city in West Java. It's located near border with Central Java

Its name is often said to be derived from the Sundanese words of "Cai" (or river) and "Rebon" (or "shrimp"). (Indeed the main production of the city is fishery including shrimps.) The alternative Javanese derivation is from "Caruban", meaning "mixture"--a reference to Cirebon's complex mix of Javanese, Malay, Sundanese, Chinese and Arabic cultural elements. While Indonesians from outside of Cirebon pronounce the name CHEE-ray-bone, locals say Cher-BONE.

The city weather is hot and humid. Wear cotton clothes. You do not need long sleeves shirt, instead a T-shirt and knee-long trousers are comfortable. Some places like mosques (masjid) and temples require polite dress such as long trousers/skirts. Hot pants/mini skirts will attract people attention and might be considered impolite.


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  • Kraton Kasepuhan
  • Kraton Kanoman
  • Gua Sunyaragi
  • Grave of Sunan Gunungjati



  • Batik Cirebon
 The well-known batik brand in Cirebon is Kencana Ungu


Local cuisines are:

  • Nasi Jamblang. The most famous one is Mang Dul, you could easily eat at Grage Mall's food court.
  • Nasi Lengko
  • Sate Kalong
  • Tahu Gejrot
  • Empal Gentong




  • Hotel Asri


  • Hotel Bentani
  • Hotel Park
  • Hotel Patra Jasa
  • Hotel Puri Santika


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