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Address: Jl. Katamso, Medan, Indonesia
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Good historical site..had earlier link with the Indian Moghul empire...sultan Deli time and his generation can still be found living on the site of the palace...quite a big piece... read more

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Eng Lee P
Brunei-Muara District, Brunei Darussalam
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Brunei-Muara District, Brunei Darussalam
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8 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good historical site..had earlier link with the Indian Moghul empire...sultan Deli time and his generation can still be found living on the site of the palace...quite a big piece of property.

Thank Eng Lee P
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As usual, the Melayu colour which is yellow is coloring all the palace. This palace build by Sultan Deli. You can see some picture and history of the Sultan here. There are some people rent the Melayu cloths for you to take a picture

Thank Ruth D
Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Much better sights from outside than inside. Not much to see inside. I understand that it Is important for locals, but nit much for foreigners.

Thank Vlado Z
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The palace is quite big but we can only see decoration and some old equipment. There are two wing which closed for visitor as like somebody still stay in. They take 5000 Irp fee for 1 person. and we found that there is some mess up of suvinir that unfinished sell in the room that opened for visitor. The palace... More 

Thank inda15
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Maimoon Palace has a unique design that combines elements of Malay Islamic Style with Spanish, Indian, and Italian Style. The Palace consists of two floors and has a main building with two wings - on the left and right. they open at 9 AM and closed at 5PM. During friday, they break quite longer than any weekday due to Friday... More 

Thank Elizabeth S
Nonthaburi Province, Thailand
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

The exhibition on the right wing describe the history of Medan royal house. Some of the souvenir shops, vendors and house guardian are unfriendly. If you want to take any photos , please ask them first for the permission.

Thank krida802000
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Not much to see besides the main hall and it is hard to understand what we are looking at since there isn't much explanation. The last room does have some panels in English about the sultanate which were quite interesting. If you are in Medan and have time, it is worth a quick visit.

Thank Nebulette_06
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This palace is okay. Far from your expectation of "in general" Royal palace. Still you will see some stuff that they still using during Royal ceremony. Its no longer used by the Sultan anymore. Left unmanage and my note for the management or the Sultan family, please look after this place and the garden around the palace, cause this is... More 

Thank ange_saragih
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This beautiful palace is located in down town. Huge area and make nice picture from front area. It shows how good is the kingdom from past till today with tradition and their story from ancestor till today new young King of Deli Melayu XIII. Plenty of local tourists from adults to students come to visit. Only the shrine area and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

There is limited access to the building after you pay an entrance fee. Once inside, you can only go to certain areas as the building itself is still in official use. It's a shame as it is more set up as a tourist gimmick. The building itself and the associated history feels very rich and would be fascinating to learn... More 

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