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Istana Negara

Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim | Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur 50490, Malaysia
+60 3-6200 1000
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Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim | Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur 50490, Malaysia
+60 3-6200 1000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the palace on the HOHO route, arriving at 11.40. The commentary suggested the changing of the guard would occur at 12pm, so we waited around until 12.30 and still saw nothing. One member of our party was particularly interested in seeing the COTG...More

Thank TN007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If not for my relatives from China, I would not even have dreamed of visiting. Malaysians are charged RM5 whilst foreigners RM10 per entry. An insightful tour indeed to better understand our royal institutions.

Thank woosm7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No need to spend more than 10 minutes or so here. Get a few pictures, have a quick look around and then get out of there.

Thank André B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

so it's something different to do and its cultural. You can take photos infront of the gates and if you ask polite enough then the guards will allow you to take a photo with them. The gardens are huge we spent a good 20mins here...More

Thank dimnjp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old palace, viewed from impressive gates, with a lot of history, and sometimes something happening like a ceremony depending on the time of day and day of the month.

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

usually the Palace will open to public during hari raya, 1 syawal. so if you go there by 1 syawal , there will be a festival, open house for raya. there you will the inside the palace.

Thank nurain n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unlike at the Old Palace, the front gate here is kind of an "imposing structure" with built-in areas for some ceremonial or costumed guardsmen (saw about four of them and two were on horses); and yes although there's no public entry past the front gate,...More

Thank Myo M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to a historical building is not complete, in my view, without at least some history about the place. The "old" Istana Negara (National Palace) isn't really that old at all. It started as the home of a rich tin miner who "gifted" it...More

Thank Zulazman28
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visit is restricted to the open-air forecourt located outside the main entrance gates and perimeter wall railings. The main palace is located on top of a hill. The hill slopes are landscaped and separate the palace from the main gates. Seven domes can be...More

1  Thank JeffLeong
Reviewed 21 June 2017

the need for a new palace was felt due to space constraint of the old one. the new palace was completed in 2011 and was first resided by the sultan of kedah as the Yang di pertuan agung. it has 22 domes - golden and...More

Thank mathews k
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Response from Thisanthi | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I took a cab from KL city and it took me only 10 MYR which is not bad.