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Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur

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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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  • Nicely constructed,well maintained!!Good place to take photographs!!You have to take your vehicle as you wouldnot get cabs!!  more »
  • Just went across this during the road trip. There is not much you can do but to see the enormous builidng in awe! You are allowed to click photos from outer proximity and tourists have no activities h...  more »
  • Visited here as part of a half day tour, rammed with tourists and difficult to get good photos but worth a visit as the buildings etc are beautiful.  more »
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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.
  • 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.
  • The Royal Palace of Malaysia is also known as the Alam Shah Palace, the grandiose and famous palace in this Islamic country. This palace was the residence of the Emperor and Empress of Malaysia, which began construction on an area of 11.2 hectares in 1928.