Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur

Get a closer look at Malaysian royalty's lifestyle by visiting Istana Negara, the hilltop palace and former residence of the country's monarch. Though visitors cannot enter this building, you can admire the manicured gardens and grand domes from the imposing main gate, or pose for a photo with the mounted royal guards on duty there. To visit Istana Negara and get the most from your holiday in Kuala Lumpur, create itinerary details personal to you using our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary builder app .
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  • We can't go inside. We can take picture only with the huge black and golden gate and the two guards in guard houses. Just a Photostop  more »
  • The Royal Palace, as well as the entire complex, not be visited but you can only see the Majesty from afar through the entrance gate constantly manned by a picket guard. Despite these limitations in the visit, was one of the places where we met more tourists. It was also interesting to know that the title of King of Malaysia do not acquire so hereditary, as there is no ruling dynasty, but the King is elected every 5 years among the sultans of various States that make up the Federation, the Governors themselves.
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  • Not permitted to enter, only taking photograph in front of the gate. But looking from the gates does not give you any concept of the enormity of this palace. It is massive and it is elaborate. The guards at the gate stand at attention in full uniform in the oppressive heat. Worth the drive past for a look. The place is architecturally well built and we are not free to roam around
  • One of the iconic and must to stop by for the first time visit tourist.. you only can access and walk until the main gate of the palace.. we cannot go inside but we can take photo with the iconic guard with his horse. Going in the morning is the best option while around 10.00 am already so hot and shiny
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