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Maimun Palace, Medan

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3/5 based on 420+ 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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  • Sebelum menginjakkan kaki di Istana Maimun aku membayangkan akan memasuki sebuah bangunan Istana yang memberikan nilai histori yang mendalam. Keheningan menelusuri setiap sudutnya sudah terbayang saat...  read more »
  • Nothing much to see except half of the Palace which belongs to the Sultan of Deli. The building is well maintained but lack of information of the history of Deli empire. U can see dutch influence on s...  read more »
  • Sejarah tanah melayu dapat dilihat di istana ini. Istana ini hanya sebagian yang dapat dikunjungi turis. Disini pengunjung dapat menyewa baju kesultanan untuk berfoto. 
  • 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
  • Medan city is well-known as Melayu Deli Sumatera Utara. This great palace as the symbolize of the city.
  • Great place to enjoy the history of Maimoun Palace + Located near grand mosque of Medan, only about 300 meters. + Cheap entrance ticket + You can rent traditional dress inside the palace, and it's very cheap + Feels like a king/queen wearing the traditional dress
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