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    GRAVE OF SUNAN GUNUNG JATI

    by ancient_traveler Updated Nov 3, 2008

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    3th door of Sunan Gunung Jati's grave

    The most famous place of interest of Cirebon is about five kilometres north of the city, at the shore. It's the Astana Gunung Jati, the grave of Gunung Jati. Sunan Gunung Jati is a 16th-century ruler of Cirebon and one of the mine legendary wali who helped to propagate Islam on Java.

    The nowadays complex shows graves from the early 15th century. It a place of worship for pilgrims from all over Jawa. The hole grave of Sunan Gunung Jati and other graves, under which the graves of the royal families from Cirebon, a second hill can be found, Bukit Sembung, across the road towards the west.

    At Sunan Gunung Jati's grave site in Astana village, however, hundreds of people were flocking to the site complex, praying.
    Sunan Gunung Jati is an Islam propagator, believed to be the founder of the Cirebon Sultanate.

    His grave site is unique with many ceramics from China's Ming dynasty and the Netherlands adorning the walls of the site complex.

    Gunung Jati had nine wives, one of whom was Ong Ti Nio from China. Kamabudaya's tour guide, Rafan S. Hasyim, explained that the reason Gunung Jati had many wives was to spread Islam.

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    PRINCESS TAN ONG TIEN

    by ancient_traveler Written Nov 3, 2008

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    Princess Tan Ong Tien who was is the wife of Sunan Gunung Jati, founder of the Cirebon sultanate, Cekong Mas (from the Han family, his tomb is located in a prayer house at Prajekan near Situbondo in East Java and is regarded as a sacred place)

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    MEGA MENDUNG (RAIN CLOUD)

    by ancient_traveler Written Nov 3, 2008

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    Legendary mega mendung batik pattern (Rain Cloud) showing typically bright colors, which originates from Cirebon

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