Jalan Mesjid Agung
Serang, 100 kilometers west of Jakarta
Phone Number: +62 254 200 010
(Dinas Pariwisata Kabupaten Serang)
Located in the once-prosperous kingdom of Banten, this royal palace was designed by a Muslim Dutchman Hendrick Lucas Cardeel and completed during the reign of the first sultan. Surrounded by a high brick wall, it served as a glorious residence from 1526 to 1808 and was equipped with an aqueduct connected to a reservoir.
A major excavation in 1984 divulged the greatness of the this exuberant palace. Foundations of some pavilions, a bathing area in the south wing and two filtration tanks are some of the structures awaiting the keen explorer.