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Maimun Palace, Medan
(2.9/5 based on 460+ 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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  • Hi, last night I going to Maimun Palace with my Friend. Maimun Palace is one tourism place in Medan City. Visiting this Palace in the night is good object to take some picture. My advice, you can visi...  more »
  • Istana Maimun di jalan Brigjen Katamso Medan merupakan peninggalan sejarah Kesultanan Deli yang menjadi ikon di Kota Medan dan wajib dikunjungi oleh wisatawan domestik dan manca negara. Di istana ini ...  more »
  • bangunan megah yang tradisional dengan khas melayu yang nota bene adahlah situs bersejarah kota medan peninggalan kerajaan deli yang selalu ramai di kunjungi oleh wisatawan baik domestik maupun mancan...  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.