Kingdom of Karang Tamiang / Sumatera – Prov. Aceh, Kab. Aceh Tamiang

The Kingdom of Karang Tamiang was located in Aceh, north Sumatera.

Location prov. of Aceh

District Aceh Tamiang

* Foto Aceh: Sultanate of Aceh Darussalem: link
* Foto Aceh: Kings of small kingdoms in Aceh: link
Foto Aceh: Aceh in the past: link
Foto Aceh: War Aceh-holland (1873-1903): link

About the king today (2017)

25 February 2017: Tengku Rahmansyah Fauzi Al-Hajj was crowned as king the-8 of Karang Tamiang, with the title of Tengku Rahmad Syah Fauzi Al-Hajj bin Tengku Heider bin Tengku Muhammad Arifin bin Tengku Ahmad Syailani, King Silang.

History of the kingdom

Kingdoms that ever existed in Bumi (Land) Tamiang:
* kingdom of Benua Tunu,
* kingdom of Bendahara,
* kingdom of Seruway,
* kingdom of Karang Tamiang.

After the king of Kandis passed away, his position was replaced by his son-in-law king Pendekar Sri Mangkuta; he moved the centre of the government to Pantai Tinjau (1523 – 1558 AD). At the beginning of his reign he had made a visit to the Kingdom of Aceh which at that time was led by Sultan Muqayat Shah (1511-1530 AD) and at the time of the visit the Sultan gave recognition to the Kingdom of Tamiang.

During his reign, the kingdom of Tamiang was broken into two small kingdoms, namely: Negeri Karang and Benua Tunu. These two kingdoms were each led by the descendants of Muda Sedia and Muda Sedinu. Benua Tunu was built on the ruins of Kota Benua Raja, led by the king Gempa Alamsyah (1558-1588) and Negeri Karang was led by King Fromsyah (1588-1590) centered in Negeri Menanggini. Both of these small kingdoms were subject to the Tamiang kingdom at Pantai Tinjau (Raja Pendekar Sri Mangkuta).

After king Sri Mangkuta died, during the reign of king Penita (1699-1700), a descendant of the king Gempa Alamsyah ruled Benua Tunu and king Tan Kuala (1662-1699) descendent of king Fromsyah ruled Negeri Karang; there was no civil war in the fight for the power of the Tamiang kingdom, so the two brothers and sisters agreed (Benua Tunu and Negeri Karang) together, to  appeal to Sultan Taj Alam Syaifuddin Mukayatsyah (1641-1676). And during the reign of Ratu Kemalat Syah (1688-1699) the kingdom of Benua Tunu and Negeri Karang in Syahkan of became a sovereign kingdom, with the Cap (seal) Sikureung from the Sultan of Aceh.
With the passage of time of the two small kingdoms, a new kingdom appeared, namely Negeri Bendahara under the tGovernment of Potjcut Achmad with the title of king Bendahara I (1883-1871); it also obtained Cap (seal) Sikureung from the sultan of Aceh.

List of kings

* 1558-1590: Raja Fromsyah
* 1590-1624: Raja Pesinah
* 1624-1662: Tan Muddin
* 1662-1699: Tan Kuala
* 1699-1753: Tan Mertju
* 1753-1800: Tan Pesia
* 1800-1845: Tan Sua
* 1845-1896: Raja Ben Raja
* 1901-1925: Raja Silang
* 1925-1945: Tengku Muhamad Arifin

The palace

The palace of the king of Tamiang is the residence of the king, who had ruled in the land of Tamiang. In the book Tamiang Lintas History by Muntasir Wan Diman, mentioned that once Aceh Tamiang had split into two kingdoms namely the Kingdom of Karang and the Kingdom of Benua Tunu. Although divided, these two kingdoms remain submissive under Karang. The two Kingdoms became autonomous regions.

Source (only indon. language)

– Sejarah kerajaan Tamiang:
Sejarah kerajaan Tamiang:
Sejarah kerajaan Tamiang:
– Sejarah kerjaan-kerajaan di Tamiang:
Daftar Raja Karang Tamiang:
– Sejarah kerajaan kerajaan di  Tamiang:
Sejarah kerajaan kerajaan di Tamiang:
– Sejarah kerajaan Tamiang:
Suku Tamiang:
– Suku Tamiang:

– Suku Tamiang: