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Malacca Sultanate Palace

St Paul's Hill, Melaka, Malaysia
+606-2826526
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Ranked #14 of 69 Attractions in Melaka
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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Owner description: This landmark palace has been carefully restored using ancient nail-free construction. A cultural museum is also on site.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Well rather going to this place spend your time somewhere else, beside being boring the place is underwhelmingly small. Not worth your time, there isn't that many things inside either so more or less 15-30 minute max is good enough to cover the whole place and read through everything.

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Locarno, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Really nice recontruction of the sultan palace. The Museum has also an exposition of old traditional Malaysian royal cloths and a reconstruction of some rooms.

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130 reviews 130 reviews
53 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The building itself is stunning. Inside, there is lots to see, including lots of mannequins in traditional costumes, interesting paintings and collections of pottery and porcelain. Worth a visit.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Liked: The grand exteriors Disliked: Converted to a normal museum. Not much interesting to spent much time on.

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Hyderabad, India
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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36 helpful votes 36 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 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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41 helpful votes 41 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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170 helpful votes 170 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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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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