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Maimun Palace, Medan

(2.9/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
Admire the colorful architecture and extravagant interior design of Maimun Palace, a palace that displays a unique blend of Malay, Arabic, Spanish, Indian, and Italian influences. Built between 1887 and 1891, the palace belongs to the Sultanate of Deli. Get the most of your visit by taking a guided tour to learn about the building's history, as the 30 rooms lack written information. In one room, you can dress up in traditional costumes for a picture. Be sure to leave some time to wander in the attractive gardens. Plan your visit to Maimun Palace and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Medan trip itinerary builder.
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  • Istana maimun yang penuh sejarah. Bangunan istana bagus, tapi sayang isinya kurang lengkap dan banyak ruangan yg di tutup 
  • This is a good place to find out how the past lives of the 'Melayu Culture'. It is located in the city center so it is easy to find. The house is beautiful and well maintained but the garden was rathe...  more »
  • Built by Sultan Ma'mun Al Rashid Perkasa Alamyah in years 1887–1891, the palace was designed by the Dutch architect Theodoor van Erp and covers 2,772 m² with a total of 30 rooms. The Palace has an uni...  more »
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  • As the palace is partly home to the family of my girlfriend i might be looking upon it slightly different than an average tourist. Her granddad's picture is on the wall there, that makes it special. There is always lot's of people and especially the school classes think it interesting to meet with us foreigners but it's also the friendly nature of the people and their curiosity as to where you are from. The palace is well cared for, the main hall is accessible to public and you can dress up like a radja or crown prince or princess and have your photograph taken. On the right side there are tableau's which tell you the history of Medan and it's rulers from the early days till now.
  • It looks really nice from the outside, it has interesting architecture and colors. But inside, there's only a bunch of shops. The only interesting thing is the throne and maybe some of the photos. The place is obviously not well-managed. For the money you pay to get there though, it's worth it as long as you just happen to have the time to do it.
  • It was close last time I came to Medan (5pm it closes). Good idea is to visit this place the same day as visiting the Tjong a fie mansion as they are nearby. Also the Grand Majid is just 100m from there so don't take a taxi, just walk! (alternatively do it in beca/pedicab for the fun...) In itself there isn't much to visit but in the scale of touristic attraction in Medan it is at the top (with Tjong a fie mansion) Would recommand highly if you have one day stop before/after going to Bukit lawang/Danau toba
  • Great palace that is able to make its way to stand still up to now. Often used as a place to attract many peolpe; e.g. dakwah, music concert, etc. Easily identified from the street in front of it due to its unique and vintage display
  • Meh, pretty underwhelming, dimly lit and half taken up by souvenir vendors. The local style strong black coffee outside was definitely the highlight of the visit.