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Kellie's Castle, Batu Gajah

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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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  • I don't like supporting places that charges extra to foreigners and this isn't even worth the local $ 
    I don't like supporting places that charges extra to foreigners and this isn't even worth the local $  more »
  • the castle was a nice place for photoshoot in Perak. the castle was not full building but some area still give a nice view. it was a bit hot coz no tree aroud the castle. so better go in the morning. 
    the castle was a nice place for photoshoot in Perak. the castle was not full building but some area still give a nice view. it was a bit hot coz no tree aroud the castle. so better go in the morning.  more »
  • We enjoyed to visit this kind of historical place during the British colonisation in Malaya Era. That Scottish Engineer was my kind of motivation as I studied in Civil Engineering. The position of... 
    We enjoyed to visit this kind of historical place during the British colonisation in Malaya Era. That Scottish Engineer was my kind of motivation as I studied in Civil Engineering. The position of...  more »
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  • One of the best preserved historical sites in the country. I love how it is kept in a semi-completed state as it was originally unfinished and abandoned after the owner died. You can explore the entire building from the basement till the top of the roof with some amazing views from the top of the surrounding countryside. Some may view it as a relic of an unpopular representation of Colonialism but to me, it is still part of the history of this country. I hope that more historical sites around Perak and Malaysia are also afforded the same care and investment to maintain and protect them.
  • It is like time fly back to the glory day of the castle owner Williams inviting you to join their party, you are welcome to walk in castle to anywhere as you like, to their bed rooms, wine room, store room and guests rooms, and the most fun part, walking at the rooftop. The weather here not so hot compared to city as nature surrounding the castle with a riverside in front of castle protecting from intruders. Really worth for a visit.
  • we came around 4.30pm and found that this place is open till 6.30pm for weekend. one things need to highlight that try to park inside. NOT to park at parking lot behind as the bridge connecting to this place is not accessible. no doubt here has more parking lots available. imagine you have to walk out the parking lot under hot sun and walk along the main road in order for you to go in by main entrance. very frustrated such poor arrangement for an tourist spot. entrance fee is RM5 per adult. Here consider good spot for you to take photo shots.
  • For people who like to see architecture, Kellie's Castle would be good. The second and third floors are mostly refurbished that the brick walls are mostly covered by cement and painted white, a huge contrast to the first floor. Many of the place's signage were about ghost stories and are repetitive. Also at the entrance, after you pay, they will ask you for a photo "just for documentation purposes". But before you leave the place, they will approach you with your photos printed a put in a frame (with brochures) and sold to you for RM 40.
  • An old castle which is full of eerie and interesting stories that you can get more informstion when you google it. The fee charged here is quite high and no special discounts for handicapped and old citizens. Should consider for us as well good facilities should be considered as we the old, sick or handicapped visitors should be given the priorities. Get the wheelchairs ready for us to be transported from one place to another. Have better landscape to make this place looks better and cheerful as many visitors come from all over the world too. Look at Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan and other countries whereby they really make their destinations look welcoming, cheerful and very conducive to visit and enjoy our visit.

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