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Malacca Sultanate Palace

St Paul's Hill, Melaka, Malaysia
+606-2826526
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Ranked #10 of 68 attractions in Melaka
Type: Architectural Buildings
Description: This landmark palace has been carefully restored using ancient nail-free construction. A cultural museum is also on site.
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is my favourite place in Melaka. This Sultanate Palace is made from wood and no single nail was used in this Palace. This Palace also has an amazing garden in front of it. Inside the building you will see some caricature and story of how Melaka's Sultan govern Melaka at past

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Melbourne
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Melaka has so much colonial history it is often hard to remember who originally built the place and who runs it today! This centre tells the story of the sultanate well, and at only RM2 it is worth it. A beautifully reconstructed palace with gorgeous grounds.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I have seen other nail free buildings but not as impressive as the Sultanate Palace. It is hard to imagine the time and thought that went into the construction of a building like this and I would like to have checked out the roof but not to be. Also there is a Cultural Museum that is worth checking out and... More

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Kunming, China
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173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Many of the exhibits seemed aimed at schoolkids, but the building itself was nice to see. An impressive wooden structure. Enjoyed reading about the indigenous history of the area. It's more complex than I realized before arriving and looking around. The ways in which Melaka interacted with the various European colonial powers is better documented elsewhere, but this little museum... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Beautiful building. The displays are moderately interesting but not particularly engaging. It's worth a quick walk-through, but not much more than that.

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AUSTRALIA
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Visited and found the displays quite good but held little interest to me. Would suit someone with an interest in malaccan history.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

to be honest, i have never been into the museum. when i come here it is to enjoy the garden. it's not the most spectacular place. but it is kind of cute and if you do visit the palace take a stroll through the garden. sit for 10 minutes and just enjoy the plants and trees.

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Canberra, Australia
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Recommend. Nice to see early style buildings (replica), cool place on a hot day, there are also gardens to walk and rest in. Gives the colonial and local history and includes many artefacts.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Malacca. Very cheap, and it has a lot of interesting information about historical Melacca. Very interesting to see how Malay royalty lived in centuries past.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Built with such detail and refinement based on 15th century design, it provides a rare and interesting glimpse of the ancient Malay Kingdom. Apart from the unique building design and ornate wood \carvings, visitors would also be able to gain insights into the institution of the Malacca Malay Sultanate and experience a true palace atmosphere as during the time of... More

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