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Sultanate palace and Kutai Kingdom tombs

In the sultanate palace, you can see the king’s throne, royal jewellery and learn the history of the oldest Hindu Kingdom.

Sultanate palace and Kutai Kingdom tombs

the facts

In the sultanate palace, you can see the king’s throne, royal jewellery and learn the history of the oldest Hindu Kingdom. The palace is famous for sacred relics from the Ramayana legend like the Uncal necklace. Visitors come from far to worship this legendary necklace, said to be one of a pair. The other one is in India.

The Kutai kingdom tombs are just next door. There are 249 tombs of Kutai kings and relatives, among which, the tomb of Aji Imbut, founder of Tenggarong city.

The sultanate palace and kingdom toms are located in the city centre of Tenggarong and within walking distance from the Wooden mosque and Kedaton.

 

What to see and do?

nearby: Sultanate palace and Kutai Kingdom tombs

  • An inspiring Dayak experience centre is located in the centre of Tenggarong city on the Kumala island in the Mahakam river.
    Dayak experience center
    Dayak experience center
  • At the charming little wood museum, built from Borneo woods, you can get a good impression of the large variety of trees that grow in Borneo.
    Wood museum
    Wood museum
  • The Kutai folklore festival is held every year in one of the 3 cultural villages in Kutai Kartanegara. These are the Dayak villages of Lekaq Kidau, Lung Anai and Sungai Bawang.
    Kutai folklore festival
    Kutai folklore festival
  • Kota raja
    The Kota Raja Festival is held every year for a month to celebrate the anniversary of Tenggarong city. The spectacular events are a mix of traditional and contemporary art performances.
    Kota Raja Festival
    Kota Raja Festival
  • The Erau Adat Kutai international folk art festival (EIFAF) is held every year in Tenggarong, the capital city of Kutai Kartanegara.
    Erau international folk art festival
    Erau international folk art festival

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