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Cirebon - Indonesia Highlights:
Cheribon, sultans palace, volcanoes
Cirebon (formerly referred to as Cheribon in English) is a city on the north coast of the Indonesian island of Java. It is located in the province of West Java, approximately 297 km east of Jakarta. The town is very old In 1908 the two descendants of the old sultans of Cheribon still resided there in their respective Kratons or palaces. A county residence belonging to one of the sultans is situated close to Cheribon and is much visited on account of its fantastic architecture.

In the middle of this region stands the huge volcano Cherimai, clad with virgin forest and coffee plantations, and surrounded at its foot by rice fields. South-south-west of Cherimai on the Preanger border is the Sawal volcano, at whose foot is the beautiful Penjalu lake. Sulphur and salt springs occur on the slopes of Cherimai, and near Palimanan there is a cavernous hole called Guwagalang (or Payagalang), which exhales carbonic acid, and is considered See also:HOLYholy by the natives and guarded by priests.

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