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Istana Jahar, Kota Bharu

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The Istana Jahar was a royal residence in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia.

It was built in 1855 by Sultan Muhammad II of Kelantan for his grandson Long Kundur. The palace has a pentagon-shaped porte-cochère with the first floor balcony from which members of the royal family could watch ceremonies held in front of the palace.

Today, the palace houses the Museum of Royal Traditions and Customs of Kelantan.
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  • You could picture how royalty lived ages ago. The entrance fee is MYR1, for senior citizens? Also, picture taking is allowed 
    You could picture how royalty lived ages ago. The entrance fee is MYR1, for senior citizens? Also, picture taking is allowed  more »
  • Our 1st tourist attraction of the day after checking-in would be the Istana Jahar. The word “istana” means “palace”. It was built in 1887 during the reign of Sultan Muhammad II for his grandson, Long....  more
    Our 1st tourist attraction of the day after checking-in would be the Istana Jahar. The word “istana” means “palace”. It was built in 1887 during the reign of Sultan Muhammad II for his grandson, Long....  more »
  • It tell you how previous Sultan and family get married. Inside here,there are collections of weddings equipment.Behind of this palace also located a house they called muzium senjata 
    It tell you how previous Sultan and family get married. Inside here,there are collections of weddings equipment.Behind of this palace also located a house they called muzium senjata  more »
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  • This placed stored precious royal item of Kelantan. The building itself has used be palace for one of Kelantan royal member.It has iconic value has never changed since years ago. You can sit at royal balcony and imagine that you sitting at same place in good old day while watching British and Japanese envasion.
  • The exterior of the building is beautiful and that about it. The interior can do better. State governments should invest some money in preserving this place. The minangkabau House is seremban is way way better than this. Can skip if you don't have much time on kb
  • Quick look at the Malaysian history
  • Got an insight on the royal family history of Kelantan
  • Get to know the royalty of Kelantan better here

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