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Malacca Sultanate Palace

St Paul's Hill, Melaka, Malaysia
+606-2826526
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Ranked #8 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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Hyderabad, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The history of Melaka is well told, well preserved with architecture, and the artefacts are awesome. However, the Aircon is a bit slow inside so it gets humid and sweaty after 10 minutes or so. The fans also are localized in terms of functioning though. But you can't ask for more with such a low visiting fee (only RM 2).... More

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Perth, Australia
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88 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very interesting lots of little areas with different themes. Also massage chairs throughout the building. Lots of good photo opportunities

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Central Melaka District, Malaysia
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

From an empire State to a heritage State, this replica truly guide you to the past when Admiral Zheng He arrived in Melaka. More interesting than reading historical books, the palace the kingdom ruled Melaka once. More than you could think, the palace is informative.

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Brisbane
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17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Well worth the trip. Very well set out, with an excellent representation of the story of Melaka. Extensive collection of costumes, artifacts and dioramas, which were well explained.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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73 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The mannequins are a little cheesy, but the overall flow and presentation is good. Worth an hour or so of your time.

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Central Melaka District, Malaysia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This palace showed that Malacca was ruled by Sultanate by history, where by currently Govern by Governors for every 5 years. Totally given kids good educating tour. Sultans was at Malacca for many years ago.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Most of the things are explained in local language, and so when you dont understand, u get bored..otherwise ok

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Melbourne
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It was only RM2 each so we thought why not, at least we will get good picture of the palace building from inside the gates. We were surprised just hoe much there was to see. Learnt so much about Malaysian history.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Quite a lot of time needs to be allotted to fully appreciate the historical information and displays at this place. The artifacts and items on display are well laid out, with explanatory notes in Malay and English languages. The building itself is impressive, made of hard wood, although not very large.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

This wooden former palace is very interesting to visit, local history set out in diorama over two floors. Apparently built without nails. Only 2 rm to get in

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