A Spatial Analysis of the Recreation Potential of Cirebon, Indonesia’s Kratons

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Cirebon is an important port city located on the provincial, as well as cultural, border of West and Central Java. Historically, an important Indonesian melting pot, it is an expanding center of commerce and industry. There remain, however, a number of special artistic and cultural features of the city revealed by motifs reflecting the traditions of the Kratons, or former palaces of the Sultanate of Cirebon, which reached its height in the fifteenth century. This paper presents an analysis of the Kratons of Cirebon as a recreational and tourism resource within the concept of the spatial analysis of recreational behavior. It is structured around various aspects of the relationship between human spatial behavior and leisure environments.

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Edelman, H. & Edelman, D. (2013). A Spatial Analysis of the Recreation Potential of Cirebon, Indonesia’s Kratons. Advances in Applied Sociology, 3, 329-333. doi: 10.4236/aasoci.2013.38042.

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