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Address: Batu Gajah, Malaysia
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Very haunting

Very interesting your , much history and great architecture . The place is very haunting yet sad story . Castle is huge and interesting to see the history . Not what you would... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
japed0001
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Perth, Australia
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Malaysia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A place to visit as it's the only castle here ... and claimed to be haunted . I wound not suggest for kids as the safety feature in the building is lacking especially the narrow staircases up the castle and at the Top which is very dangerous for children . Overall a nice place to visit, beautiful garden and nice... More 

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1 Thank VaniRaman
Perth, Australia
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71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting your , much history and great architecture . The place is very haunting yet sad story . Castle is huge and interesting to see the history . Not what you would expect to see in Malaysia

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Thank japed0001
Kuala Lumpur
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's one of Ipoh's must see tourist attractions. I visited it like ten years ago and I must say the improvements I saw this time are commendable. Lots of organizing and care has been given to the place, making it look like a tourist attraction. My takes on the place is being really dirty - flies and dust everywhere -... More 

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Thank Baland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location was attractive from the outside but there was nothing special inside it. The weather around is hot and humid so bring water with yourself.

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Thank Majid M
Seremban, Malaysia
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Located in batu gajah about 20 minutes drive from Ipoh town via the old road.Goggle for more info as this " incomplete/ abandon castle" has a long history. But the only one of its kind in malaysia, so worth the visit. Easy parking n few food stalls around.Clean rest area. Open 9 am to 5 pm. Mystery about the spirit... More 

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1 Thank mohzan
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Worth to visit this historical buildings. You may catch many nice shots over here. Car park - RM2 Malaysian - Adult RM5, Children RM3, Senior Citizen (> 60 years old) RM4 Foreigner - Adult RM10, Children RM8 Pre-Wedding/Graduation Shooting - RM50

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

I visited the famous castle with my family on Christmas Day. Paid RM2 for parking. As I have been there a few times over the many years, I was pleased to note some improvements made to the place. There are now toilets and eateries plus write-ups in the different parts of the castle. One of the large rooms were filled... More 

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1 Thank Grace W
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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108 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Interesting architecture with history about William Kellie Smith and his unfinished mansion. There is a fee for this attraction. Nice place for photos but be careful as you scramble about the grounds and stairs.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

This was a real treat for me and my family. As we enjoy sight seeing when we are on a holiday we decide to give this place a go on the way back from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur. We had heard of this place for years now and only decided to visit the place when another group of family friends... More 

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1 Thank Matthew N
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

A good place to bring to life the history of Malaya. Minimal parking & entrance fees with the usual tourist traps at the entrance. Nice place for photography but the landscape needs better maintenance. The top floor/roof is dangerous as there are no guard railings so parents with small children will need to be extra vigilant. This place would do... More 

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