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Cirebon city is located in the West Java Province, by the northern coast in Indonesia. The city is also fondly called City of Shrimps (Kota Udang). It shares the Central Java Provincial border with Jakarta and lies approximately 297 kilometres away from the city. Since Cirebon occupies only 37 square kilometres, it can be explored just on a day-long trip from Jakarta.

Cirebon has influences of Javanese, Sudanese, Chinese, Arab, Indian and European cultures. Cirebon is also famous for its art, craft, sports and food. It was once the land of a powerful Cirebon Sultanate who ruled the region in the 15th and the 16th century. Cirebon is replete with examples of buildings that portray its cultural heritage such as the Keraton Kanoman.

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At-Taqwa Great Mosque - Built in 1918
Mount Cereme (Ciremai) - Highest Point of Java
Keraton Kasepuhan Palace - One of the Most Visited Tourist Spot

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What is the best time to visit Cirebon?

The best time to visit Cirebon in Indonesia is from June to October. The region receives the least rainfall during this time of the year. The mercury level hovers between 22ᵒC and 30ᵒC. The atmosphere remains pleasant most parts of the day with little or less rain during these months.

The city basically experiences a tropical climate and receives moderate to heavy rainfall from November to May; the average annual precipitation is around 2393 mm. From December to March, the region receives the most rainfall. So, these six-seven months are not recommended for travellers.
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What is the local food in Cirebon?

Cirebon’s coastal nature ensures that seafood is an important aspect of its cuisine. Local delicacies such as prawn crackers and several varieties of salted fish are common fare throughout Cirebon. Variants of rice mixed with beans, sprouts, and tofu are also served at eateries across the city. The tradition of gifting food to others, known as ‘oleh-oleh’, has seen Cirebon cement its reputation as a culinary destination. Ayam Panggang, or barbecued chicken marinated in a heady blend of local spices is also a favourite amongst the locals.

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What is the best way to reach Cirebon?

Cirebon is well-connected by roadways, railways and airways with the rest of the country. Buses heading to Cirebon are frequently available from Jakarta and other neighbouring towns/ cities. The city also has two railway stations, Prujakan Railway Station and Kejaksan Railway Station. Trains connecting the city to several major railway stations in Indonesia are frequently scheduled. 
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What are the things to do in Cirebon?

The top things to do in Cirebon are Pemandian Cibulan, Kampung Batik Trusmi, Mount Ciremai, Cibulan Bathing Place, At-Taqwa Great Mosque, Keraton Kasepuhan . You can see all the places to visit in Cirebon here

What are the places near Cirebon?

The top places near to Cirebon are Bandung which is 105 km from Cirebon, Jakarta which is located 200 km from Cirebon, Bali which is located 742 km from Cirebon, Bogor which is located 193 km from Cirebon, Surabaya which is located 467 km from Cirebon

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