HomeBlogs Kaibon Palace Refer to its name Kaibon, derived from word 'Ibu' (mother). This palace
ruled by a queen for temporary. The palace name was coined from the
fact that Sultan Muhammad Raffiudin (the last Banten sultan) built it
as a gift to his mother, Queen Asyiah. Since the king who supposed to
be in throne was not adult yet. Sultan Rafiuddin was 5 months old when
he got the reign. Now remain the ruins with moats and Small River
nearby and have gorgeous gateway.
Keraton Kaibon lies about one
kilometer from the Banten Grand Mosque. This palace had erected in the
early 19th century, it sits on an immense 15,000 square meters. The
premises were broken into at the order of Dutch Governor General
Daendels in 1813, (subsequently ending the sultan's reign) and then
damaged by the Dutch in 1832. Today, the ancient walls, foundations,
the gateway and main gate bear truth to the once-powerful Banten
Sultanate. The admission of this area is free.