Keraton Kanoman

One Of Traditional Yet Religious Palace In Cirebon

Kraton Kanoman is a palace in the Indonesian city of Cirebon. It was founded by Sultan Anom I in 1677. In the outer area of the palace, the siti inggil, are masonry versions of the classic Javanese pendopo form, as opposed to the more conventional timber structures. Like the Agung Mosque in Demak, Chinese ceramics are embedded into the plastered walls. The squat split-gates with pyramidal peaks are a Cirebon emblem.

Sunan Gunung Jati also left his mark, which is still standing upright until now, the trail was named as Kraton Kanoman (Kanoman Palace). Kanoman palace still holds the customs and grips, including carrying out the tradition Grebeg Syawal, a week after Idul Fitri and visit the tomb of an ancestor, Sunan Gunung Jati in the village of Astana, North Cirebon. Historic relics in the palace Kanoman closely related to religious symbols of Islam who actively performed by Sunan Gunung Jati, who also known as Syarif Hidayatullah.

Kanoman palace complex which has an area of 6 hectares located behind the market. Stay in this palace is the 12th sultan named King Muhammad Emiruddin and his family. Kanoman palace is a vast complex, which consists of twenty-seven ancient buildings; one of the buildings is named Bangsal Witana which was the forerunner of this palace which broads almost five football fields.

In the palace there are items properties of Sunan Gunung Jati, like two charts named Paksi Naga Liman and Jempana which are well-preserved and stored in the museum. The form of the charts is animal that’s driven by Muhammad prophets when Isra Mi’raj. Not far from the charts, there is a ward or pavilion to receive guests, to hold the coronation of the Sultan and the blessing of an event such as the provision of Prophets Maulid. In the central part of the palace complex there is a building named Siti Hinggil.