Istana Tua Dalam Loka in Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province

Most tourists recognize Sumbawa Regency for its natural attractions indeed. However, the region also has other interesting allures, especially related to the history. Here is the reference. The name is Istana Tua Dalam Loka, which is located in Seketeng Village. The location is in the downtown, so everyone is able to get there easily. Moreover, the building offers both an attractive appearance and historical value. This explains why visitors are likely to conduct photography and learn some information related to the building once they reach the site. It helps them to learn a local history, somehow.

The Nuance
In terms of name, Istana Tua Dalam Loka means The Old Palace of Dalam Loka. It has the shape of “Rumah Panggung” (Minahasa’s traditional house), which looks both unique and alluring. No wonder, most visitors are likely to take photos of the building when exploring the site. The prime material is definitely woods. The design represents the Islam’s philosophy, as well. The building has 99 pillars, which resemble Asma’ul Husna or Allah’s traits. According to the locals, the building was built using the Baji system and it even can withstand earthquake due to the pliability.

Exploring Istana Tua Dalam Loka
The question is what tourists may do in Istana Tua Dalam Loka. It can be as simple as appreciating the construction and architecture. They are allowed to explore the site freely, after all. Aside from sightseeing, it is also recommended to take photos of the palace during the visit. The design and shape are good enough for photography! Some people even posted the photos on their social media accounts back then. This helps to increase the site’s popularity, somehow.

What is next? Many people come to Istana Tua Dalam Loka to learn the history, as well. The fact is the building has been there for more than hundreds of years. No wonder, it has become one of the most significant cultural heritage sites in Sumbawa Regency. According to the locals, the site was built during the reign of Sumbawa Sultanate. To be exact, the construction began in 1885 and finished in 1888. It was built by Sultan Muhammad Jalaluddin Syah III.

Those who visit Istana Dalam Loka can also gather further information related to the building. For instance, it is related to the function. In the past, it became the house of the king. In 1932, though, the function changed and it has become a new vacation spot in Sumbawa Regency these days. It attracts more tourists over time, both locals and outsiders.

Nearby Attractions

  • Seketeng Market
  • SPLASH Waterpark

How to Get There
From Jakarta City (Soekarno – Hatta International Airport), a flight to Sumbawa Regency (Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III) may take around 4 hours and 5 minutes. Once they arrive at Sumbawa Besar City, their next destination is none other than Istana Tua Dalam Loka. The distance is 2.6 km, so the trip may take only 6 or 10 minutes depending on the traffic. It can even be faster if tourists take Diponegoro Street.

Where to Stay

  • Harapan Hotel
  • Dewi Hotel
  • Samawa Rea Hotel

Latest News

Lombok Reisen Tour & Travel

Lombok Reisen Tour & Travel Update Daily Lombok Tours, Bali Tours and Sightseeing, Komodo Island Tour, East Java Tours, Supported online Booking system with Instant Confirmation. In Lombok you will find a variety of different things to do for fun such as Mount Rinjani Trekking. At 3,726m, Rinjani is the highest mountain in this island. It is a volcano that is active. It is a very popular place for hikers and treks. The northeastern side of the caldera has hot springs which have been thought to have powers that are…

Gili Kondo, East Lombok

Gili Bagek / Gili Kondo is a small island that located in the Water of Sambelia District (50km north of the city Selong) and it can be reached via Transat beach in Sambelia District (about 25 minutes) and Kayangan Labuhan Lombok harbor (about 45 minutes). Gili Kondo is administratively located in East Lombok, and in advance this island is managed by Perama Tour and it such quite island. At this 20 ha island, which also part of 33 gili or islands in East Lombok, at several times in a week…

Rinjani Mountain National Park, West Nusa Tenggara

Gunung Rinjani National Park is located on the island of Lombok, Indonesia in the North Lombok Regency. The park covers about 41,330 hectares and consists of mountainous areas. Mount Rinjani (Gunung Rinjani), which is the third highest mountain of Indonesia (3,726 m), is located in this national park, giving this park its name. Some of endangered plants are protected in this national park, such as: Pterospermum javanicum, Swietenia macrophylla, Ficus superba, Toona sureni, Vanda sp., Usnea sp and Anaphalis sp. There are also several endangered fauna protected in this national…

The Enchanting Sumbawa

Sumbawa Sumbawa is one of regencies in Province of West Nusa Tenggara. It is located on the island of Sumbawa and the capital is Sumbawa Besar. Sumbawa is located in the middle of the Lesser Sunda Islands chain, with Lombok to the west, Flores to the east, and Sumba further to the southeast. According to the history, it said that four principalities in western Sumbawa were dependencies of the Majapahit Empire of eastern Java. Because of Sumbawa’s natural resources it was regularly invaded by outside forces – Japanese, Dutch, Makassarese.…

Hotel Deals of the Day
Interesting Links
Indonesia Map HD
Find Us on :
Find Us on :