Istana Maimoon

Istana Maimoon information

Location
Medan , Indonesia
Address
Jl Katamso
Prices
admission 5000Rp
Opening hours
8am-5pm
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Standing as grand as ever, the Maimoon Palace was built by the sultan of Deli in 1888. The 30-room palace features Malay, Mogul and Italian influences. Only the main room, which features the lavish inauguration throne, is open to the public. 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.

Traditional music performances take place at 10am and 2pm Monday to Friday and at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. Note that punctuality isn’t the musicians' strong point.

The entry fee is quite steep for what is essentially a poke about just one room.