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Tomb Complex of Sultan Suriansyah , South Kalimantan

Tomb Complex of Sultan Suriansyah , South Kalimantan. The tomb complex of Sultan Suriansyah is a tomb complex located in Kelurahan Kuin Utara, Kecamatan Banjarmasin Utara, Banjarmasin City, South Kalimantan.

Sultan Suriansyah was the first king of the Kingdom of Banjar who believed in Islam. As a boy his name was Raden Samudera, after appointed as the king his name became Prince Samudera and after believing in Islam his name became Sultan Suriansyah. The other titles were Panembahan or Susuhunan Batu Habang.

The feasibility studies in order of restoration of tomb complex of Sultan Suriansyah carried out by a team led by Drs. Machi Suhadi with the cost from Restoration and Maintenance Project of the Heritage and Archaeology of South Kalimantan 1982/1983.

The restoration of the site began in 1984/1985. The main target is to restore the ancient tombs and rechecking brick foundation.

The ancient tomb restoration activities consist of: strengthening the bottom of the fence with a carton of concrete, cleaning and adjusting the grave headstone, strengthening and smoothing marble tomb, repairing the damage of carved and painted tombs such as restoring the original color.


Tomb Complex of Sultan Suriansyah , South Kalimantan
Tomb Complex of Sultan Suriansyah
Rechecking activities reveal the presence of two groups of bricks / embankment with a different color. Group of red embankment with a safety net for the stability of the tomb of Sultan Suriansyah and The Queen, Khatib Dayan's tomb, Patih Masih's tomb, Patih Kuin's tomb, the tomb of king's hulubalang and others. This group of embankment was found on the west with the size of 17 x 17 meters.


Tomb Complex of Sultan Suriansyah , South Kalimantan
Khatib Dayan's Tomb
Groups of white embankment with a safety net for the stability of the grave and the Tomb of Sultan Rahmatullah and Sultan Hidayatullah. These groups of embankments are located in the east with a size of 17 x 17 meters. On the eastern south was found the arrangement of white embankment with ornate / engraving.

The restoration of the site in 1985/1986 are focused on embankment realignment and build a new cupola replaced the old one which was build in 1985.


Tomb Complex of Sultan Suriansyah , South Kalimantan
Sultan Suriansyah Mosque

Figures who are buried in the tomb complex Sultan Surinsyah:

• Sultan Suriansyah
• Ratu Intan Sari
• Sultan Rahmatullah
• Sultan Hidayatullah
• Khatib Dayan
• Patih Kuin
• Patih Masih
• Senopati Antakusuma
• Syekh Abdul Malik
• Haji Sa'anah
• Pangeran Ahmad
• Pangeran Muhammad
• Sayyid Ahmad Iderus
• Gusti Muhammad Arsyad
• Kiai Datu Bukasim

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