Istana Negara

Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur: Address, Phone Number, Istana Negara Reviews: 4/5

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Shaji Kumar
Coimbatore, India393 contributions
Dirgahayu tuanku !!
Nov 2020
This is the place from where the country is ruled...the Kings palace...or Istana Negara as its called. You can only go till the main gate..not allowed inside due to security reasons. There are 4 guards on the outside...2 on horses and 2 standing absolutely still...lot of people flock around them to take snaps..overall a visit which takes not more than 20 minutes..
Written October 21, 2021
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Eugenia
6 contributions
Horses, guards
May 2021 • Family
We only saw it from outside. The horses and guards are the attraction. The hill venue makes it appear unapproachable.
Written May 15, 2021
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Nurhakim_ID
Banjarbaru, Indonesia124 contributions
Istana negara
Dec 2019
This palace is very magnificent, which shows the prosperity of the Malaysian state.

The existence of the king, called Yang Dipertuan Agong, can be seen from the position of the flag. If the flag is at the top of the pole, it means that the king is in the palace. However, visitors can only see everything from behind the fence.
Written September 1, 2020
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany9,693 contributions
If you have time to fill...
Jun 2020
It's a 5 minute visit, as you can only peer through the rails. It's only worth making the trip if it is easy for you to do so - either car or taxi. Saw an open-top tour bus pull in - another option.
Written June 30, 2020
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Donald S
Chicago, IL80 contributions
What Fantastic Timing
Jan 2020
Our private tour arrived at the Royal Palace at a time when there were only a few visitors present. 30 seconds after we departed the van, activity started in the entryway and a procession escorting the King pulled in. Got some great pictures. This is a quick stop to see the outside of a beautiful Mosque-Like palace. There are no tours, so it is an outside photo stop only, unless the King comes riding in.

Interesting political system there. The King serves for 5 years, with the office rotating between the Sultan's of the seven districts in Malaysia. The prior King resigned after one year (guide did not give us a reason), and the current King has been in office a year or two.
Written March 12, 2020
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GPhillipsMBE
Carterton, UK2,777 contributions
Worth visiting but only if you have surplus time
Feb 2020 • Couples
Quite a nice looking building but only need about 15 minutes as you cannot enter the grounds. Ideal to fill in your day.
Written February 24, 2020
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SF Guy
San Francisco, CA776 contributions
Just an OK Experience
Feb 2020 • Solo
It was just an ok experience not a highlight of visiting Kuala Lumpur for me. The most exciting part was when the guards changed out the horses. But interesting fact I learned is that Malaysia changed Kings every 4 years by each state.
Written February 22, 2020
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Dipen Nath🎭
Nainital, India2,145 contributions
Royal Museum
Jan 2020
We visited this place as city tour, the museum is not open to tourist because it is former residence Malaysia King residence,it stand 13 acre,located on a commanding position on the slope of hill,security guard sitting on horse on the both side of the main gate,and the building from outside the gate and take some pictures of golden domes of royal palace, the building looks decorative and maintained, we had some quick photography before we depart.
Written February 18, 2020
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Cassy 🍒 Santos
Philippines76 contributions
King's Palace
Jan 2020 • Family
I saw this National Palace of Kuala Lumpur and I saw the Palace and it's look like a Mosque. It's beautiful through its architectural design of Gold. This place is only good for people who likes to visit National Palace. The only thing that I've not appreciated is the tourist can't go inside the Palace, and the place is very hot that you can't stay for long hours because there's no waiting shed in the area. Just bring your umbrella, cap, towel and water. This is not accessible place for walking distance. You have to avail KL Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour to see this place.
Written January 23, 2020
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Saumya S
38 contributions
Highly overrated and not worth the price!
Dec 2019 • Family
The museum has neither art nor history to speak of. There was absolutely no information about the monarchy or the way the royal system works in Malaysia, which is actually a really interesting one.
It was full of photos of the royal family without any context provided. There was an unnecessary amount of barricading and a ban on photos which made it impossible to see or even capture the sights.
Don’t waste your time with this!
Written December 27, 2019
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