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Malacca Sultanate Palace
Ranked #14 of 143 things to do in Melaka
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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.
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good place to see”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

The palace is maintained nicely and is really worth to make a visit to understand the Malay culture and architecture.

Visited August 2012
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Informative reproduction”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

Great to see - in the setting by the gardens. Cheap to visit
Good displays.
Shoes off to go upstairs.

Visited July 2012
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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“A different part of the area's history”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

The palace isn't original but is a composite of what it might have been. The building itself is interesting. Inside is a museum that focuses on the Muslim part of the area's history.

Visited July 2012
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Vung Tau, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Interesting, great garden - unusually for Melaka”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

An interesting building through which to wander, many interesting things to see and read about, a really pleasant way to spend an hour - and seemed to be similarly interesting the kids that were with families. I live in Melaka, and this would be in my Top 3 of places to visit (most others are just pictures on walls or static displays of manikins in front of pictures supposedly representing Melaka's history - often disputed) as it does provide a fair glimpse into the local history.

The location is very central, visit the tranquil and quite unexpected gardens across the paving before you leave, afterwards head straight across the wide paved 'road' into the underground shopping centre and immediately to Starbucks to cool down (say hello to Thomas the manager, he's the only one older than 30).

Visited March 2012
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Springfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“"Just amazing"”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

This palace was re- build on the old foundation according to the old maps, pictures and construction drawings. This is wooden structure and no nail was used to build this huge palace. A must visit place to visit. I wish they keep this palace open till 8 or 9 pm so more people can visit this beautiful building but it is closed at 5:00 pm.

Visited August 2011
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