MAIMOON PALACE MEDAN
The city of Medan was in the biggest possibility a continuation of Hindu kingdom of 16th century which was later
during the aggresive enhancement of Islam kingdom of Pasai the influence was reaching this area. This is the fact that in 17th century exactly on the area of current Medan city was Islamic kingdom called Sultanate of Deli. The birth of Deli has not been so easy as it was continually in fierce conflict with Pasai which was later known as Aceh kingdom. Aceh and Deli both were kingdom based on Islam, while the biggest part of the residents of North Sumatra the Batak was not following any religion until the misionaries of Christian arrived on the area at the beginning of 18th century did they start follow Christianity, but they have their own belief which is still alive at some places on the Batak Land.
Not much is known about the kingdom of Deli except the conflict in the turn of 19th century with West Sumatra known as Padri war did the kingdom of Deli involved and Dutch were said to assisted Deli. But the continuation of Deli is not known until the region were splitted into Batak kingdom later one of the most famous was Sisingamangaraja as the head of army in battle with the Dutch. But one is certain that in the city of Medan there is a palace called Maimoon and the owner of the palace claimed as the descendant of Deli kingdom. It must have been florishing Deli kingdom in the past as indicated by great Mosque now as the mark of the city and is said one of the most beautiful mosque architecture in Asia. A Medan city sightseeing is always with the visit to the palace combined with the visit to the mosque as the highlights of the tour besides there are crocodile farm, old Chinese houses, Dutch architecture heritages, and modern shopping malls and super market.
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