Home Plangon That morning some monkeys swinging in trees, even some of them sitting casually on site parking of vehicles, as if to say welcome to he visitor attractions Plangon. Not far from the city of Cirebon, about 5 kilometers west of the town of Cirebon, we can stop at a tourist attraction which is different from other tourist objects in the city of Cirebon.
Sightseeing is a combination of historical values, the coolness of nature and the community of monkeys with a number of quite a lot in that place. With this potential, this place is very feasible to be used as one tourist destination in Cirebon.Exactly, this location was in Babakan village, Sub Source, Cirebon regency.
Plangon itself comes from the word tegal klangenan which means a place or hill to cool off. Once about 4 centuries ago there were two men named Prince Kajaksan Panjunan and find a quiet place to solve life's problems at hand. Eventually the two men find a hill that lies to the west of the city of Cirebon, which is considered as the most suitable place to carry out that purpose. Both the prince who supposedly was a descendant of Baghdad rose to the top of the hill. On the way to the top of the hill, the prince was intercepted by a forest guard named Prince Arya Plangon Jumeneng. Both the prince of Baghdad that can win the battle, and finally when he reached the top of the hill both Prince made a retreat, which eventually until now a place of both Prince's tomb.
Indeed for the new visitors who visit here, the impression it feels creepy. In addition because it's a fairly dense forest, as well as our every move will be followed by the monkeys are sometimes a little naughty. Therefore, when up the hill, the local handler at least with us to help if the monkeys became naughty to travelers. To get to the top of the hill Plangon we have to climb many stairs, no one knows about the number of such steps, even his own keeper. But with our leisurely walk takes half an hour to reach the top Plangon.
When entered first stairs , dozens of monkeys have started following us, some are merely follow and there are asking for food. For that the visitors are advised to bring food, like beans, which we will give to these monkeys. After a few dozen steps, the handler Plangon provide an explanation, "that in this forest there are 6 royal monkey, where each region is led by a champion monkey". Region one is the lowest region, led by the Jefri, the region of two to six are increasingly upward until the peak, led by individual champion monkey that is, Si Acing, Bondol Si, Si Werman, The Overseer and The Swing.
No one knows for sure, where the origin of these monkeys, did indeed already exist from the former, or pet Panjunan Prince and Prince Kajaksan. Clearly, these monkeys in the forest Plangon and breed well. But there are some things, which according to the population around is strange. oddly enough, there are certain days where the monkeys will not go down, but continued to hide in a tree. these days one of them fell on the sacred. Once tested, along the stairs up to the top scattered hundreds of food on the first day of Muharram, it turns out none of the monkeys who take the food. Compare with other days, let alone put on the ground, still held the hands of course, food brought in can be snatched by these monkeys.
Finally after arriving at the top of the hill, we could see the Prince's tomb, with the flat ground around the tomb. Buildings with an area of approximately 100 square meters, looks a lot overgrown with moss due to very old age. The tomb is locked, because on certain days just opened. Suspected, flat ground around the grave is a gathering place of the Prince's disciple, where The Prince gave the discourse-wejangannya. While unwind, we can sit in front of the tomb, while enjoying the coolness and beauty of natural surroundings.