Istana Negara
Istana Negara
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Although restricted to views from the parking area, the building is quite imposing and a grand example of Islamic architecture located atop the hill with two large and five smaller domes visible from the entry gates. The grand entrance structures and gates are also impressive with two mounted horsemen and two guards, flanking the entry. Impressive and great for a few photographic memories.
Written 3 April 2024
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srimanone
Joshua Tree, CA1,078 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
We were in private car and got dropped off for a 15 min view through the gates. Cannot visit inside due to security factors. King come in and out and the timings are not known. Not a place to spend much time, just look and snap away.
Written 20 December 2023
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lediama
Surrey, Canada74 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
If you take a public transportation,it is very difficult to approach. Google map is not reliable. I have a very difficult walk along the road side. It is not walkable. Call a grab will be better. As others said,you just take a few shoots outside. It’s all depends. Not worth the walk though.
Written 16 December 2023
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Shaji Kumar
Coimbatore, India407 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 21 October 2021
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Orle
Brea, CA8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
We only saw it from outside. The horses and guards are the attraction. The hill venue makes it appear unapproachable.
Written 15 May 2021
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Nurhakim_ID
Banjarbaru, Indonesia135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 1 September 2020
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany10,878 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 30 June 2020
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Donald S
Chicago, IL84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 12 March 2020
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GPhillipsMBE
Carterton, UK2,820 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 24 February 2020
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SF Guy
San Francisco, CA830 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 22 February 2020
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