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Masjid Raya At-Taqwa, Cirebon (Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)

Xelexi.com – Cirebon is one of the cities in West Java province located on the north coast of Java Island. The area of ​​Cirebon is directly adjacent to Brebes region in Central Java province.

This city is a part of the pantura path (north coast path) connecting Jakarta-Cirebon-Semarang-Surabaya.

The distance from Jakarta is about 260 km with normal travel time between 3-4 hours by car through Cipali toll road. While from Bandung, Cirebon is about 130 Km.

Cirebon known as Shrimp City (Kota Udang) because it is a center of production and trading of marine products, especially shrimp and rebon (small shrimp), and processed products such as shrimp crackers and shrimp paste.

Cirebon is a cultural meeting area between the Tribe of Java, Sundanese, Arab, Chinese and migrants from Europe since several centuries ago.

As one of the tourist destinations, there are many hotels available in Cirebon with various types, ranging from cheap hotels to luxury ones. The luxury hotels in Cirebon include:

Other luxury hotels in Cirebon that we recommend can be viewed through the following links:

Recommended Luxury Hotels in Cirebon

Flights to Cirebon

Currently there is no direct flight to Cirebon, either domestic or international flights. The nearest international airport is Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in East Jakarta, and Husein Sastranegara Airport in Bandung.

Below are the list of airfare from several cities to Jakarta and Bandung:

The above rates are approximate for the random departure date. To set up dates or search by other origin or destinations please visit Xelexi.com/Flights page. There are many airline tickets available from various airlines and travel sites.


Things to Do in Cirebon

There are many interesting sights you can visit in Cirebon such as Keraton Kasepuhan, Keraton Kanoman, Keraton Kacirebonan, Cirebon Great Mosque, At-Taqwa Great Mosque, and Sunyaragi Cave.

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Keraton Kanoman, Cirebon, West Java (Kompas/Barry Kusuma)

For those who love batik, you can visit Trusmi batik center located in Plered area, about 4 km from downtown Cirebon. The most famous batik motif in Cirebon is Megamendung which is patterned like a collection of clouds.

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Empal Gentong (Tribun Jogja/Hamim Thohari)

Cirebon also has a culinary tour that is very tempting, namely Nasi Jamblang, Empal Gentong, and Tahu Gejrot.


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