Cultural Heritage Tourism Tourism Potential of Giri Kedhaton Site in Gresik Indonesia

  • Nuruddin, Putu Eka Wirawan, I Made Trisna Semara, A. A Ayu Arun Suwi Arianty, Komang Ratih Tunjungsari


Gresik City is one of the old cities in Indonesia. Its existence has been apparent since the 14th century AD and is parallel to the cities in Southeast Asia. The climax, during the 15M-17M Gresik became the center of the spread of Islam through the institutions of the Kingdom of Giri. The existence of its history can be traced through a historical site called Giri Kedhaton. This study uses a qualitative explorative method of historical approach. Data search methods are mostly done by documentation, literature review, interviews and observations several times. The results of this study indicate that the existence and proof of the history of the Kingdom of Giri Gresik can be traced from the abandoned site, which is a palace (kedhaton). Inside there is a "tundo pitu" building site, a replica of the Giri mosque, the "siti inggil" site, the Raden Supeno tomb, the Raden Supo tomb, the tomb of the Mbah Laras Family and the santri pond of the Sunan Giri daughters. Giri Kedhaton site has great potential to be developed as a national cultural heritage attraction, if all aspects of tourism that include Attraction, Facilities, Access and Ancillary are met.