If a visit to Medan taste is chic yet not set foot into Maimun Palace, which is at once an icon of pride of the citizens of the terrain. The yellow Palace that is located on Jalan Brigjen Katamso – Medan, is located on a well-known Medan Maimun, Medan.
Maimun Palace which is the heritage of Deli was built on August 26, 1888 and was inaugurated on May 18, 1891. The Palace building facing East which consists of two floors with three parts namely the parent building, left-wing and right-wing. In front of about 100 meters away stands the Masjid Al-Infallible known as Masjid Raya Medan.
The Palace has an area of 2,772 m2 has a unique architecture with a blend of some elements of Islamic style of Malay culture, Spain, India and Italy. This combination offers the uniqueness is what gives the typical character of the building. Maimun Palace is one of the most beautiful palaces in Indonesia.
The luxury interior and physical building Istana Maimun is possible because since the past 2 centuries the territory was under the Deli Sultanate of Deli that manages plantation results, oil, and spices in abundance. Produce such incredible huge revenue to the Sultanate of Deli with evidence of the presence of the Palace has a magnificent.
THE HISTORY OF THE FOUNDING OF MAIMUN PALACE MEDAN
Istana Maimun is castles heritage Deli wich held by Sultan Al Rasyid Perkasa Alamsyah in 1973. The Palace has got occupied by the Malay Sultans who ruled the 4th time. Istanan was built in 1988 under coach by TH. Van Erp laboring as well as Konijnlijk Nederlands-Indische Leger (KNIL), or Royal Netherlands East Indies army.
The Palace has a historical heritage building period of Malay kingdoms to the Sultan of Deli-IX began construction on August 26, 1888 and was completed for 3 years and it was inaugurated on May 18, the year 1891. The building is so sturdy and stately is currently designed by the original architecture of Italy named Ferari. This development fund spent the equivalent of one million guilders if the currency of the Netherlands with dikurskan, the concept of architecture is unique, beautiful, and has a distinctive character of an element of tradisiononal Indonesia Malay, with a touch of good form or were influenced by a variety of cultures, among other Malays, Islam, Spain, china, India and Italy. The building is also dominated by a golden yellow color synonymous with ethnic Malays.
The building with two floors that has the breadth of 772 m2 and has 30 Chambers (rooms) which contained a wide range of European-style furnishings, such as cabinets, chairs and Crystal lights. This two-storey building is divided into three parts: the main room, the right-wing and left-wing. The main room or a room parent called the Grand Hall the vastness of Sri 412 m2 room is normally used for events of the Royal Customs, receiving guests or event Coronation of the Sultan of Deli, this room is decorated with a collection of ancient relics like old guns and family photos, in addition on the back there is a kitchen, warehouses and prisons.
THE UNIQUENESS OF MAIMUN PALACE MEDAN – A BLEND OF MALAY CULTURE & EUROPE
The uniqueness of the fusion of Malay tradition with European culture at the Interior of the building. While the Islamic influence can be seen in the shape of the curve in some parts of the roof of the Palace. A curve shaped like upside-down ships or often known by the Persian Curve that is often found in buildings in the region of the Middle East, India, or Turkey.
Many items of the Royal relics Deli like photographic images, custom armor, weapons or the Kingdom of pajang’s Deli in the palace complex. Still in the palace complex there is One Gun that has a place value for one’s own mystical terrain. This cannon is the reincarnation of Kono from sister Princess green comes from the old Kingdom of Deli. The Princess incarnated in the event of a war between the Kingdom of Aceh and Malay. This is because on the King’s daughter was rejected by the Aceh green. Fragments of this Cannon stored in Karo Regency, North Sumatra.
To enter Maimun Palace, visitors pay enough Rp 5,000 per person. In the main hall of the Palace, there is a very good Malay altar and magnificent. Many visitors who capture the moment in front of the altar. You can also hire a custom clothing and Sumatra photo session by using a beautiful custom clothing and seemed like residents of the Kingdom.
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