Cirebon is located right on the border between the provinces of West Java and Central Java on the northern coastal plains of Java. Cirebon is most interesting to visit because of its multi-nations acculturation; Sundanese and Javanese mixture with Chinese, Indian, Arab and European. The palace buildings and Islamic graves are decorated with old Ming porcelain plates, its Batik art has strong Chinese influences, and mosques have strong Arabian influences.
The Kraton Kasepuhan is the oldest kraton (sultan’s palace) in the Indonesian city of Cirebon. It is the residence of the Sultan of Kasepuhan. It was built in 1527 and its architecture and interior are a blend of Sundanese, Javanese, Islamic, Chinese and Dutch styles.
Here, we will eat a traditional dish from Cirebon called Sega Jamblang.
Sega jamblang is a typical food of Cirebon, West Java. "Jamblang" comes from the name of the region to the west of the city of Cirebon, home of the food vendors. Characteristic of these foods is the use of teak as a pack of rice leaves.
This is a man made building but it has a very unique construction. It was built in 1703 by one of the sultans of Cirebon as a water palace to relax. Sunyaragi Caves can also be called Sunyaragi water parks because the cave complex in antiquity is surrounded by Lake Teak besides that there are numerous caves such as an ornamental artificial waterfall cave. Sunyaragi Cave is one part of the palace is now called Kasepuhan Pakungwati Palace. Sunyaragi derived from the word “sunya“ which means quiet and yeast, and “ragi” which means the body, because the main purpose of the establishment of the cave is a place of rest and meditation of the Sultan and his family.
We will visit batik Trusmi to get some souvenirs before we go back to Jakarta. This place known for selling Batik.