National Palace- Istana Negara

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  • Address: Jalan Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +60-22746063
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Historical Site, Palace, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Architecture

National Palace- Istana Negara - Review

Instana Negara is known as National Palace in Kuala Lumpur. Considered as the favourite tourist spot where they welcome you with arch guards. Istana Negara was reconstructed by architect from Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR) Malaysia and it took 4 months to complete the renovations that however did not affect the main structure of the building. In a way, it is like a melange of historical and contemporary Malaysia.

This impressive palace of white and gold is certainly worth seeing. This very pretty building is a rather underrated but very interesting sight in Kuala Lumpur. If you are in the mood for doing something tourists don’t always do, check out this one. Also, visit nearby attractions in the city which are covered in Kuala Lumpur itinerary 3 days.

National Palace- Istana Negara Information

  • The best time to visit is during the changing of the guards at 12 noon each day.
  • The best spot to be visited with the children.
  • Carry scarf and cap to protect from sunlight.
  • Take a bus to reach this destination.

How To reach National Palace- Istana Negara by Public Transport

  • Bukit Petaling

Restaurants Near National Palace- Istana Negara

  • Chinese Restaurant
  • Cafe Capistrano

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TripHobo Highlights for National Palace- Istana Negara

  • National Palace- Istana Negara Address: Jalan Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • National Palace- Istana Negara Contact Number: +60-22746063
  • National Palace- Istana Negara Timing: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • National Palace- Istana Negara Price: Free
  • Best time to visit National Palace- Istana Negara(preferred time): 11:30 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit National Palace- Istana Negara: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting National Palace- Istana Negara

  • 28.75% of people who visit Kuala Lumpur include National Palace- Istana Negara in their plan

  • 33.45% of people start their National Palace- Istana Negara visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see National Palace- Istana Negara

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

87.08% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Palace- Istana Negara

People normally club together Merdeka Square and Little India while planning their visit to National Palace- Istana Negara.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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National Palace- Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur Reviews

  • This majestic looking palace is worth the visit. Awesome architecture with huge gate and beautiful landscaped garden. It has a large square in front of the main entrance of palace. Visitors can only take photos at the square. You can also take photo with the guard of honour. If you are lucky, you may get to see marching guards and guards riding horses.

  • The view is cool. We can just easily see the palace and a wide open space in front of it. So good if you want to take picture there. Be careful because somehow the place is packed of people.

  • Very grand sight to see. However there is a specific time around the year when they allow visitors to enter. Unluckily, the time i visited was a bad time so i had to make do with the outside campus. But it is a nice place to visit, the management and cleanliness is spot on. You could see the KL tower and the petronas twin tower at a distance. Parking spot is good. Not too much to see from the outside campus.

  • It looked fantastic from the gate, but that's as far as we got. Not a single sign provided information about opening hours, so along with a lot of other tourists, we didn't know if it was permanently closed, or closed for the whole day or what. The hop-on hop-off bus is partly to blame because they should have provided more information about opening hours.

  • It's a new palace for the king very big place. However tourist can only take picture from the gates as they are not allowed inside. It is more of photo stop for tourist. Do take the photo with the guards at the gate.

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