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“Nail Free, Amazing”

Malacca Sultanate Palace
Ranked #13 of 136 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.
Whangarei, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nail Free, Amazing”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

I have seen other nail free buildings but not as impressive as the Sultanate Palace. It is hard to imagine the time and thought that went into the construction of a building like this and I would like to have checked out the roof but not to be.
Also there is a Cultural Museum that is worth checking out and also the gardens are impressive.
A must see on your Malacca Tour.

Visited June 2014
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Kunming, China
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“Impressive wooden building”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

Many of the exhibits seemed aimed at schoolkids, but the building itself was nice to see. An impressive wooden structure.

Enjoyed reading about the indigenous history of the area. It's more complex than I realized before arriving and looking around.

The ways in which Melaka interacted with the various European colonial powers is better documented elsewhere, but this little museum gives a good insight into the aspects of the history of Melaka that involved other Pacific Rim peoples.

Visited June 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Great architecture”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

Beautiful building. The displays are moderately interesting but not particularly engaging. It's worth a quick walk-through, but not much more than that.

Visited May 2014
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New Zealand
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“For a history enthusiast”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

Visited and found the displays quite good but held little interest to me. Would suit someone with an interest in malaccan history.

Visited June 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“don't miss the garden in front”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

to be honest, i have never been into the museum. when i come here it is to enjoy the garden. it's not the most spectacular place. but it is kind of cute and if you do visit the palace take a stroll through the garden. sit for 10 minutes and just enjoy the plants and trees.

Visited June 2014
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