Perak Royal Museum
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pianocello
Shah Alam, Malaysia1,902 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
This was closed for a long time for renovation but is now open. Depending on the time of the day and the direction of the sunlight, this is quite pretty. However the inside is rather disappointingly bare. Worth a quick stop.
Written November 12, 2023
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LuisTangoPOH
Malaysia242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
Admission FREE....
Great piece of history...
History of Perak Royal Families History...
Great photo shots...
Written August 21, 2020
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GlobeTraveller90
Malaysia8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
Ipoh – Kuala Kangsar – Ipoh
NSE (North-South Expressway) Ipoh (N) to Kuala Kangsar = RM3.50
(Approximately 30 minutes to 45 minutes journey)

Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery entrance fee = RM4.00 (Malaysian)
-Located on highland/hill and nearby a river
-Where you can view and know better about Perak royal family and especially history and achievement of Sultan Azlan Shah and his family.

Laksa Telur Sarang = RM3.50/bowl
-Laksa Pokok Limau
Restaurant
Address: 33000, 195A, Jalan Besar Utara Selatan, Kampung Bendang Susur, 33000 Kuala Kangsar, Perak, Malay

Else you can try Kuala Kangsar laksa. (refer below)
Kuala Kangsar Laksa (Malay: Laksa Kuala Kangsar), made of wheat flour (usually hand made). The soup is rather lighter than the common laksa taste and so much different from Ipoh Laksa in shape, taste and smell. The local municipal council even built a complex called "Kompleks Cendol dan Laksa" near the river bank of the Perak River. It is the main attraction for tourists in Kuala Kangsar.

NSE Kuala Kangsar to Ipoh (N) = RM3.50
Istana Kayangan = under construction (you can take a picture of the Istana)
(Approximately 30 minutes to 45 minutes journey)
Written September 8, 2015
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Connoisseur2012
Ampang, Malaysia84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
The old palace museum was closed for renovation during our visit but from the outside it is spectacular.

We also visited the Mosque and Royal Gallery. The mosque is a spectacular building which is deceptively large on the outside but with a relatively small prayer hall. The architecture is spectacular both inside and outside. Remember it is a place of worship so suitable attire and you have to take your shoes off and shoes and keep the noise down.

The gallery was extremely well laid out with a lot of interesting exhibits relating mainly to the current Sultan's father. I as concerned that my two children might find it boring but my 10 year old wanted more time to look at all the exhibits.

Worth a visit. A beautiful place.
Written August 28, 2017
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SoloLadyTravel
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
I never thought KK to have something to offer but passing through it recently gave me a different insight into what it could offer tourists and I felt a twang of guilt that not many is being said about the treasures buried deep in the town.

I got so engrossed with the old school of MCKK buildings and the history to tell by looking at the old royal club building you will find as you drive through the small town area.

I hope there are landmarks set up near these two historical monuments for tourists to enjoy. I also enjoy the clay making workshops available near KK. You need to drive to Kg Sayong to experience this. Never knew that you can get a huge labu sayong here in Semenanjung. I tought that is only available in Sarawak.

It will be a short trip for KK but you can experience a real Kampung, lay back lifestyle if you want to by staying at one of the homestay run by the locals. You may get to bath in the river like children from the old days.
Written June 23, 2016
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Ryunami
Malaysia1,881 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Friends
Visitors are allowed to view the beautiful architectural of the gold-coloured building from the outside only because of the safety reason. The building is fragile due to age.

The castle was a royal residence built in 1926 for Sultan Iskandar Shah by a Malay carpenter from Bukit Mertajam (in Penang), with the help of his two sons, and made entirely of wood and woven bamboo, without the use of a single nail. The palace was previously known as the Istana Lembah due to its location in a valley. The palace had been the official residence between 1931 and 1933, and upon completion of Istana Iskandariah, the Istana Kenangan was used to host royal receptions and where the palace guests stayed. It was also known as 'Palace of the Deceased' because later on it was used as a stopgap mausoleum for members of the royal family being prepared for burial. It is two storeys high with the top floor consisting of the bedchamber, family bedrooms and a dining hall. The ground floor was once used as the official royal office where its original floor was made out of solid wood. The wooden floor however had been replaced by marble. The first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra al-Haj renamed the castle as Istana Kenangan in 1960s and later was turned into a royal museum in 1986.
Written December 7, 2015
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AliHijrah
Alor Setar, Malaysia7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
1. The Royal town of Kuala Kangsar is a beautiful, clean and safe.
2. People are friendly.
3. Quite a number of places to visit - eg. Ubudiah Mosque & Royal Mausoleum, Sultan Azlan Shah gallery, the "Labu Sayong" clay factory, a traditional earthenware container", Sunday morning market at Kuala Kangsar, etc.
4. Food is great and cheap - eg. restaurants include The Gates, Yut Loy Coffeeshop, Medan Selera Lembah Kuala Kangsar, etc.
5. Great place to jog especially along the Kuala Kangsar riverbank and around the Iskandariah Palace compound. There is also the annual Sultan Azlan Shah Run.
6. Great place to watch rubgy - the Annual Premier 7 Rugby competition organised by The Malays College Kuala Kangsar (which involved teams from Malaysia premier schools as well as international schools)
7. Boat ride along Kuala Kangsar river.
Written June 6, 2014
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Faisal_Yunus
Klang, Malaysia83 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Family
If you're on your way to northern Malaysia, try to stop at Kuala Kangsar and enjoy what the local can offers.. there are a lot of attractions in Kuala Kangsar which may fascinate you.. hey, lets call the town 'Kuale' like the locals :)

The first rubber tree in Malaya was planted in Kuale and it still stands till today, it is located next to the Land Office of Kuale. Next to the land office is the Iskandariah Mosque which is the main mosque in Kuale. And next to the mosque is Malay College Kuala Kangsar, a 100 yrs old college where lots of leaders were born and trained. MCKK is known for its glory and prestige > A school of kings and king of schools. 10 minutes drive from MCKK, you can visit the Ubudiah Mosque, one of the most beautiful mosque in Malaysia (or maybe in the world too), the royal palace and museum are located near the Ubudiah too..

What can you eat at Kuale? Try Yut Loy's 'pau' and I'm sure you'll love it. Yut Loy serves other Hainanesse cuisines too. But don't be late for the pau, they make it only in small quantity everyday and normally by 3pm, every single pau is sold out! Try 'Laksa Kuale' or "Laksa Pak Ngah', it is a little bit different from other type of laksa.. if you happen to 'lost' at a small town called Karai (which is 20 minutes from Kuale to Ipoh via old road), try 'Kundas', a fluffy deep fried 'pau' which is served with peanut source.. before I forget, the 100 years old railway bridge by the name of Victoria Bridge is also located in Karai. Though it is now not in used anymore, the bridge is still there and still one of the landmark in Perak state.

What can you bring home from Kuale? Buy 'Labu Sayong', a type of pitcher made from clay. It was used to store drinking water and surprisingly it cooled the water too. If you like to own a traditional malay dagger called 'keris' or malay machete called 'parang', Kuale is the place to find it. Look for it at Lembah (next to the meeting point of Kangsar river and Perak river).

:)
Written December 26, 2013
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Highadventurer
Singapore, Singapore5,046 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
A beautiful designed building which i remembered visiting 30 years ago but now closed as the old structure cannot withstand onslaught of visitors.

Good for a photo moment. the overseas visitors I brought along were impressed !

The Perak River is most impressive at this stage of the river (ending in Teluk Intan aka to old timers as Teluk Anson once upon a time 40 years ago!)
Written August 28, 2016
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frenchguyinkl
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Family
The Royal District with the 2 palaces that are opened for visit, the Royal State Mosque and the village behind the mosque where you can visit some of the hand-craftsmen who work essentially for the Sultan's family, like one of the only person's left in Malaysia making Kris for the Sultan is an absolute must visit for anyone coming to Malaysia. Away from the often artificial life and shine of the capital city Kuala Lumpur, you get to enjoy here the real Malay society with the best it has to offer in terms of culture, handicrafts and architecture. Even if you only stay for a short visit in Malaysia, I do recommend a 2 days trip to Kuala Kangsar (you can go by train from KL). You will not regret it.
Written December 13, 2015
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