The Sultan’s Palace

Home of Sultan Achmad Nazaruddin in 1879

When Westerners and people in the Middle East think of the word palace, they imagine huge buildings, marble floors, ornately decorated pillars, elevated thrones, etc., etc.  The kingdom in Jambi was never very wealthy, compared to Middle East or European standards, thus there were never any elaborate palaces. Though you may read in some legendary accounts of a sultan’s palace, they were more than likely nothing more than wood buildings. Possibly just their private home.