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Address: Batu Gajah, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 9-962 5055
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really nice old building

Cheap entry RM5 for adults and RM3 per child (for Mykad holders) . old buildings are very beautiful and interesting even if only historical but the background story behind this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well there's not much to it. You could spend an hour or so walking and seeing what remains of the castle. A bit of a drive with taxi the only way to get here from Ipoh. I liked reading about it though. The history and story behind it.

Thank SinghGaurav
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an impromptu visit one afternoon, as we were in Perak. It's cheap to enter, not much to do except an hour of exploring. You can read some of the history on the panels on the walls. Perhaps do some photoshoot too as the castle's structure is quite unique for Malaysia. If you have kids that like to run... More 

Thank Safiyyah A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Between cave temples, I had my driver take me to the ruins of Kellie's Castle south of Ipoh. The building framework was reasonably interesting, and it was fun getting to climb around the remains of the building, but unfortunately there just wasn't that much there. After spending maybe half an hour going through all the (mostly empty) rooms, climbing up... More 

Thank ZacharyMarret
Sitiawan, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An international traveler will be very disappointed, there is virtually an empty building /almost ruins ... with empty walls left. This cannot of course been compared with Europe, where we would call this place a rich Planters Mansion (which it actually was originally planned for . . ) Having said all this .. I can still very much recommend this... More 

Thank Peter M
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This castle is a must visit place. The ruins of the castle is simply marvellous. It is open to the public for a small maintenance fee. One can stroll from room to room and read the descriptions of each place. The area is quite big and it is quite well maintained.

2 Thank casey w
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cheap entry RM5 for adults and RM3 per child (for Mykad holders) . old buildings are very beautiful and interesting even if only historical but the background story behind this building is very much alive. if you have the opportunity to visit this places you can go :)

1 Thank adiela z
Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cheap entry RM5 for adults and RM3 per child (for Mykad holders) Shrouded in mystery, Not spooky on a bright sunny day with plenty of visitors. Try it when not many visitors and late in the evening maybe you will feel different. Plenty of photo taking opportunities. A place you would only visit once. There are shops nearby for drinks... More 

1 Thank sassyguy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old building with interesting background story. We went there on sunset time which quite hot on that time. The building is not big so we didn't spend much time exploring it. Nice for taking pictures!

Thank Jap A
Melaka, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

theres nothing much here but the building very nice .Good for photos . This place supposed to open 9am -6pm. Came about 9am but noone there. Open half hour then , very good staffs there hahahahah Ticket price for Malaysian only RM5 per person .Reasonable. Worth for sight-seeing .

Thank farahevans
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Beautiful castle for historical enthusiasts to explore. There are descriptions provided in different rooms of the castle for you to understand more. Be sure to climb to the top floor of the castle to get a good view of the surroundings. Family with young children should be careful when you visit this place as there are no railings at the... More 

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