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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.

Get in

1. Railroad, from Jakarta city (Gambir Station or Jatinegara Station) you can take train (Cirebon Express) for Rp.55000 or Rp.75000. It takes about 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Get around

There are several ways of getting around the town of Cirebon.

1. By Car - This is the most convenience way of travel around in Cirebon. 2. By 'Angkot' - This is the public transport in Cirebon, however, they are not as comfortable as your own private car. Cost around Rp 3000 ?? 3. By 'Becak' - Becak is similar to rickshaw. You hop on the 'wheeled chair' and the driver will cycle the becak around for you. It cost you from Rp 5000 to Rp 20 000 (depend on your first offering to the becak driver, well you can negotiate the price as they are no official price for becak)


  • 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 or Toserba YOGYA Grand Centre food court.
  • Nasi Lengko. The most famous one is located on Jalan Pagongan. Nasi lengko is consist of steamy rice, tempe and tahu, bean sprout, and covered with peanuts sauce, kucai and sweet soysauce in the top of it. It's better if you eat it with lamb satay and kerupuk aci.
  • Sate Kalong. You can find it only at night. That is way they named it sate kalong (kalong:bat)
  • Tahu Gejrot
  • Empal Gentong.

Seafood restaurants:

  • Jumbo Seafood Restaurant
  • Marina Restaurant
  • Mang Mul


  • Amarta (Empal Asem), Jl. Raya Tengah Tani Plered (about 3 km from cirebon city). it is such Empal Gentong, but the soup has added small star fruit (belimbing wuluh), and without coconut 5000. (,20000)



  • Hotel Asri


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


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