Kellie's Castle, Batu Gajah

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#2 of 9 in Historic Sites in Perak
Brought to fame by the award-winning movie "Anna and the King," Kellie's Castle was built by a Scottish farmer named William Kellie Smith as a gift for his family. Unfortunately, Kelly Smith died while on a trip and the mansion remained unfinished. Wall plaques provide both Malay and English explanations of each room, as well as the back story of the owner and his family. The castle and its grounds remain an excellent opportunity for photography enthusiast and history buffs--the second floor even includes an incomplete tennis court. Stop by one of the nearby cafes for refreshments and snacks after your tour. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Batu Gajah using our trip planner.
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  • The old castle is not done. Open to visitors Entrance fees for foreign tourists 10 ringgit can access picture taken inside play.
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  • This is a beautiful castle with a great architecture. However, the beautiful landscape & the works done on the castle had made it losing its historical value. RM2 for parking & RM5 admission fee  more »
  • This was built by a Scottish planter named William Kellie Smith. According to differing accounts, it was either a gift for his wife or a home for his son. It was where the movie "The King and I" was f...  more »
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  • If you like history, you should come here. The entry fee only RM 5. Can gain new knowledge and meanwhile can take a lot of beautiful picture with beautiful background. Have place to eat and also small outlets that sell souvenir and drinks.
  • Haunting legacy of an era gone by. The time when then Malaya was under the colonial rule of the British and when the White Tuans & Memsahibs rule the natives. A good glimpse of the life of the colonial a hundred years ago when stately houses of the home country were replicated here in the tropics
  • The architecture of the building is very beautiful. If you are up to historical stuff and English architecture, you are in a right place. When we were here, I noticed a lot of photographer came to shoot for a wedding. Some of the model from various clothing line did their shoot here too.
  • Old building during British colonial era. This unfinished mansion is built by a Scottish planter. One of the tourist attraction in Perak. Be careful during walking on roof top, because some area there is no guard rail.
  • Beautiful historical site located just 25-30 minutes drive from Ipoh town. Low entry fee,greeted by friendly staff with a quick family photo take where purchase is optional during exit. Existing safety railings need immediate refurbishment & more features myst be added for safety of visitors. Areas not possible to preserve building,signs of caution needs to be placed. Not advisable for kids to visit rooftop (high hazard) and be extremely careful. Recommend to during a bright sunny day. Not accessible by prams and wheelchairs. Waiting area available at entrance with limited benches. Same goes for vehicle parking where additional bays located offsite. Overall,pleasant experience and not to be missed.

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