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Go Indonesia :: Great Royal Palaces in Indonesia

May 15, 2015 | Traditional Culture

 

Palace is a great building where king and his family live. In Indonesia,

there are so many royal palaces that still standing up

to today. Though some have been left by the royal families, but some are

still actively used. Today, those palaces have turned to be a great

tourism destination that can be visited by travelers. Generally, those

buildings are still keeping “historical things”, belong to

former kings or the royal families who ever lived there. goindonet,

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1.Istano Basa

This royal palace is also known as Istana Pagaruyung.

This is a royal palace which is located in Tanjung Emas, Batu Sangkar,

and West Sumatera. This palace is a popular tourism

destination in the province and also the landmark of the city. The

current palace is just a replica because the real building is located in

Batu Patah hill and has been burned 1804. At the same site, the

government has tried to rebuild it but unfortunately the same disaster

happened once again in 1966. The current palace is widely opened for

anyone because it is specially aimed for tourists.

2.Istana Malige

Malige palace is the place where the Sultan of

Buton lives. The building is very unique because it does not use nails or

even rope. The structure was built by connecting every component. The

materials used by the palace are solid wood and consists of four

different floors.

3.Keraton Kasepuhan.

This is the biggest royal palace

in Cirebon. The front yard is surrounded by solid brick walls.

People who visit the building will be able to watch historical

memorabilia’s that are kept in the museum, one of the most

important artefacts is the Singa Barong carriage. Though the carriage

does not used anymore, it is still in a good condition.

4.Istana Maimun

This royal palace is one of the city landmarks in

Meda, the capital city of North Sumatera. The building was designed by

Italian architect and built my Sultan Deli, Makmun al Rasyid Perkasa

Alamsyah on 1888. The location is quite large because it covers up to

2.772 acres and has 30 rooms.

5.Keraton Yogyakarta

This is one of the most popular royal palaces in Indonesia. Up to

today, the palace is still actively used by the king

and his families. Tourists who visit the palace would be able to see

various historical items, such as ancient weapons, armors, old carriages

and many more. Up to today, the royal palace is still

recruiting workers who are known as “abdi dalem”.. go

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