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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 an influence of Javanese, Sudanese, Chinese, Arab, Indian and European cultures. But, the core culture has been described as Java Coastal Culture or Java Pasisiran Culture with notable influences from the other regions mentioned earlier. Other than tourism, 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. The Daerah Pesisir or the northern Java coast, which was once governed by these Kings, is now called the Pantura and is an arterial road which is also commercially active at present. Cirebon has many such historical and modern aspects that can be explored by travellers if they are up for it.
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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 ci... (Read More)