Maimoon Palace


Maimoon Palace is royal house for Sultanate of Deli and becomes of tourism sites from Medan, South Sumatra. This grand, 30-room Maimoon Palace was built by the sultan of Deli in 1888 and the architecture features Malay, Mogul and Italian influences. Only the main room, which features the lavish inauguration throne, is open to the public. Here you can check out a modest collection of ceremonial kerises and dress up in traditional Malay costume.

Maimoon Palace is one of the most beautiful palace still exist in Indonesia. The Palace consists of two floors divided each into three parts: the main building, the left wing and the right wing. Each floor has 20 rooms. The total of 40 rooms of this Palace does not include the prison in the basement, kitchen and bathrooms. In front, about 100 meters, stands the Mosque of Al-Maksum known as the Great Mosque of Medan.

Maimoon Palace is located at Jalan Brig. Jend. Katamso in downtown Medan. This historic building is open the public every day, except when there are organizing a special ceremony. The back wing of the palace is occupied by members of the sultan’s family. The current sultan, Aria Mahmud Lamanjiji, was only eight years old when he was installed as the 14th Sultan of Deli in 2005, replacing his father, who died in a plane crash. He is the youngest sultan in Deli history. He currently resides in Sulawesi with his mother, and his role is purely ceremonial.

Visitors who come to the palace still have the chance to witness the collections of the kingdom which are displayed along the meeting room, such as the photos of the families, antique furniture gifted by the Dutch, and various types of weapons. Patterns of Dutch architecture with doors and window width and height, as well as Spanish-style doors to be part of the Palace Maimun. Dutch influence was also seen on a marble slab in front of the marble steps are written with Latin letters in Dutch.


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