Thursday, February 28, 2019

Weekend Travel Guide to Indonesia’s Small Paradise: Cirebon

Cirebon is widely known for its batik creations. 


One of the pleasures of teaching in Indonesia is the luxury of travel that the country offers. There are many places easily accessible by car and weekends are enough to indulge in a quick visit to unique places such as Cirebon.

Goofing around with my head coordinator from Singaporean and a co-teacher from Mauritius, Ms. Mazlinda and Ms. Marie.

With the mom and sister of my friend.

At one of the remnants of a palace.

Some of the structures in this old palace are flooded with water.

The city is considered of historical importance because of its opposition to Dutch colony and famous sites dated back as far as 16th century. It only has about 300, 000 population. The city sits in northern West Java, Indonesia with two known palaces; the Keraton Kasepuhan and Keraton Kanoman.

Aside from the palaces, the city has also mosques which are adorned with striking gold and calligraphy on its walls and giant pillars. Mosques are largely influenced by Arab culture.
Welcome sign of Cirebon.

The city’s main industry is fishery so it is famous for the products such as shrimp paste and shrimp crackers. It also offers wide variety of batik art influenced by Chinese culture. A stroll around the city would give you a glimpse of highly industrialized factories.
Cirebon is also known for its milk tea so we got to try it!


More batik choices.

Amazing experience at the remnant of a palace.



The travel with my head coordinator, her mom and sister, and a co-teacher include going to batik shops, enjoying unique cuisines, drinking its famous milk tea, and visiting historical places such as Sunyaragi cave (which is technically not a cave but a remnant of a palace). On the way home, we also decided to stop over the hot spring. Warnings are all over since it’s too hot and the danger of burning yourself is so real.

This is a hot spring which is too hot that I could only dip my feet for about 10 seconds!

If you enjoy historical and heritage places, here are some that you may visit for a short stay in this Indonesia’s small paradise:
Jl By Pass Brigjen Dharsono, Cirebon, Indonesia

Jalan Kasepuhan, Cirebon, Indonesia

Jln. Winaon, Cirebon 45117, Indonesia

Jl. Makam Sunan Gunung Jati, Cirebon, Indonesia

Jl. Winaon | Lemah Wungkuk, Lemah Wungkuk, Cirebon 45117, Indonesia
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The city is considered of historical importance because of its opposition to Dutch colony and famous sites dated back as far as 16th century. It only has about 300, 000 population. The city sits in northern West Java, Indonesia with two known palaces; the Keraton Kasepuhan and Keraton Kanoman


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7 comments:

  1. Looks like a very interesting place to visit! Those ruins are unlike any I've seen before!

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  2. The ruins are from a palace! It's so cool!

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  3. This looks so pretty! Never heard of this place in Indonesia before, lovely guide

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  4. Looks amazing. Indonesia is one of the places near the top of my bucket list. I have some Indonesian descended family as my family is from Suriname which has a large Indonesian population. I already know I love the food and now these pictures are inspiring me to get there sooner.

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  5. This looks like a great place to visit! I’d never heard of it before so will defo be putting it on my list when traveling to Malaysia! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. This miniature palace at Cirebon in Indonesia looks like a worth visiting place though many people don't know about it. I loved those Batik prints and would love to buy some for me.

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  7. Wow, seems like you had quite an adventure! I'm just about to visit Indonesia and this was a very interesting read. Thank you for sharing it.

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