Built in 1888, Istana Maimun Palace is one of the two Medan landmarks considered to be part of the legacy of Deli Sultan Makmun Al Rasyid Perkasa Alamsyah, with the other building known as the Great Mosque. Commonly known as Maimoon or Maimun Palace, it has become a top tourist destination not only for its age but also because of the remarkable ancient architecture and interior design, combining the styles of Islam, Italian, Indian and Spanish with an added Malayan cultural element.
The Istana Palace is an iconic part of Indonesia’s traditional heritage. Located in Aur Administrative Unit, Medan Baru Sub Regency, nearly 3 kilometers from Polonia Airport, it covers 2,772 square meters and consists of three parts – the main building, the left and the right building. The palace consists of two storey supported by 43 wooden masks shaped like horseshoes and ship’s keel and 82 stone posts. It has domes with pyramid-shaped roofing made of copper and roof shingles. Architecturally, the three buildings have pyramid-shaped roofs and almost all have overlapping layers. [Read more…]