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National Palace (Jalan Istana) is the former official residence of the king of Malaysia. It should not be confused with the current Palace of Istana Negara or Jalan Duta. Anyone can visit this palace, and not only the territory is available for visiting, but also a separate part inside the palace, where the Royal Museum and the exhibition of paintings by national artists work. The exhibits of the museum are the interior of the Palace, royal furniture, and paintings of the royal family.
If you find yourself here, you can certainly be surprised by the modesty and simplicity of this place. Just do not think that the palace is poor and squalid, it is quite beautiful and made with taste. But there are no excesses and scope that are inherent in the residences of kings and heads of State in other countries. The accessibility of this place is also surprising: you can completely freely go to the territory of the palace and take a walk there, no one will say a word to you and force you to pass security control.
🕐 Working hours: from 09:00 to 17:00.
💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: adults (from 13 years) - 10 ringgit (see currency of Malaysia, exchange rate); children 6-12 Years – 5 ringgit.
🚶 How to get there: the palace is located at some distance from most popular attractions (Palace on the map). Transport in this part of the city is well developed, but nothing goes directly to the entrance to the palace, so it is most convenient to get here by taxi (tell the taxi driver Jalan Istana, Jalan Istana). You can also take the monorail to Tun Sambanthan station, and then walk about 1 kilometer to the entrance to the palace (entrance from Jalan Istana Street).