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Malacca Sultanate Palace

St Paul's Hill, Melaka, Malaysia
+606-2826526
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Ranked #11 of 65 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The palace is a replica and full of dioramas but the story of the sultan executing his friend and then being overthrown only to be rescued again by his friend who had not really been executed is charming and the house is cool and impressive...

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Singapore, Singapore
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17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Nice to visit just to see what these wooden palaces on stilts were like. Inside there are a bunch of strange looking models to represent the courts / characters of the time - quite interesting to see (although some of the statues are really weird and not sure what they're doing). My favourite part, though, was the display of intricately... More

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Zhanjiang, China
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63 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The Malacca Sultanate Palace is worth paying the 2RM entrance fee, even if it is just for the photo opportunities. The architecture is amazing and in great condition. Inside are many displays which help you understand the history of the area. Worth 1 or 2 hours of your time.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This palace is a replica of a Sultanate. The building is impressive for photo ops in the outside. Inside the palace, there are some displays telling the founding of Malacca, some stories of the heros; as well as the head scarf and dress of the Sultans for the Malay States. For such a vast place, it could be more educational... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The Malacca Sultanate Palace is an exact replica of the sultan's palace of the extinct sultanate of Malacca. It is also the home of the Cultural Museum celebrating the Malay history of Malacca. It is unique as in Malaysia as it offers a rare glimpse of the ancient Malay kingdom which once flourished in Malacca.

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Mornington Peninsula
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This building is really worth a visit on its own merit - the dioramas and displays inside are a bonus, as are the gardens. Do it!

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Hangzhou, China
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35 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We just passed the place and was intrigued by the palace, and just came in. The fee only 2RMB, the palace are very well maintained, with some good information (with picture, mannequin, and information board - both in malaysian and english). Spend around 1 good hour there, and you can learn a bit about malaka history, including some of their... More

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The Malacca Sultanate Palace is located nearby St Paul's Church in Stadthuys. Admission ticket at M$2 per adult. We went in just to get a cool place for interval after tiring walking under the hot sun for hours. Structure of the palace by wood looks astonishing, collections and costumes display along the walking way within the palace. Just ok to... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Malacca Sultanate Palace Beautifully restored nail-free building and attractive small gardens, worth visiting just for the architecture. Very inexpensive to visit and with many displays, but for some unknown reason we left feeling slightly disappointed with the actual exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The superbly restored Malacca Sultanate Palace (RM 2 per person) is a landmark palace that has been carefully restored using ancient nail-free construction and included a well-displayed cultural museum. The museum was very well maintained and included sections on Malaysian architecture, trade, governance, clothing, weaponry, and overall culture over the last 500 years. Outside the museum is the extremely beautiful... More

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