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Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur

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#5 of 17 in Historic Sites in Kuala Lumpur
Architectural Building Historic Site
Get a closer look at Malaysian royalty's lifestyle by visiting Istana Negara, the hilltop palace and former residence of the country's monarch. Though visitors cannot enter this building, you can admire the manicured gardens and grand domes from the imposing main gate, or pose for a photo with the mounted royal guards on duty there. Arrange to visit Istana Negara and other attractions in Kuala Lumpur using our Kuala Lumpur trip generator.
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  • I stopped by in sightseeing tours of the city. Expansive grounds and buildings is OK until the front of the gate. And rode the horse guards, gun-toting guard and picture free. Tourists lined up one after the other, without move the photo so he was standing.
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  • Istana yang Megah dan Luas dari Sudut manapun Istana ini Indah, Banyak spot untuk berfoto ditempat ini, Just Info menurut Pemandu kami Jika bendera kerajaan berkibar sampai puncak berarti Raja ada dit...  more »
  • Damassuitehotelandresidence stayed close to, explore the walking area. Nice in Nice.
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  • Beautiful architecture, the palace is built on a very large area of land. The visitors can walk upto the wall of the palace, click photos with the guards and palace in general, but are not allowed to step inside the gates. Fun Fact - If the flag is raised up on top of the largest dome of the palace, then the king is inside. And, if the flag is down, then the king has stepped out.
  • Good place to travel to, if you just wanna hang out for few mins and take a picture or two with the foot guard and the horse guard. Best show of the day is the change of the Guards at 11am, when you may have a chance to walk along side some real big horses. Nothing else besides that really. Shouldn't mingle round there too long, or the Malaysian heat will eat you. Beware of all those Chinese tourists who stand everywhere taking pictures in millions.
  • Extraordinary kings palace. Very good and charming place
  • Beautiful place to see, but they do not allow you inside the gate. At night, the palace is beautifully decorated with lights, but nobody is allowed in the night there.
  • Nice palace. I was lucky to see the solders handover between 2 shifts. Their consistent and determined marching was impressed too.

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