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Istana Jahar

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Address: Town Square | Jalan Sultan, Kota Bharu 15000, Malaysia
Phone Number:
609 7444666

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Traditional Architecture

The old palace of the Sultan has been re-purposed and made into a nice museum showing the history of the state and a glimpse of the life of the Royals of old. It is located... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Robert d
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The old palace of the Sultan has been re-purposed and made into a nice museum showing the history of the state and a glimpse of the life of the Royals of old. It is located accross the main square with plenty of parking and the handicraft museum is just across the side street. Do visit the palace to learn more... More 

1 Thank Robert d
Sepang, Malaysia
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Interesting artefact on display, conveniently located in the heart of Kota Bahru. Parking may be a bit of a problem especially during school and public holidays as it is also near the famous Pasar Siti Khadijah

Thank JauhariAbdullah
Dalian, China
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

interesting and artistic palace building, display all sorts of royal daily living customs & items, local kindergarten children visit there too.

Thank tq_lim
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395 reviews
190 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Old palace, well maintain and modified to be an exibition hall. Located beside main road. There is a huge car park in front of it

1 Thank Lee C
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The building is well maintained, very cheap entry fee of RM 2. Good to spend 30-60 mins visiting the place, see the Royal King items and weapon.

1 Thank Bong C
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Loving the structure especially the interior. A museum that explain in details of the ritual and the kelantanese tradition.

Thank maryam_muzaffar
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69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This old palace was still using during the formal royal ceremony. Khususnya semasa pertabalan Raja dan Sultan.

Thank anne_spacey
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Visitors can see the traditional culture and values system of the Kelantanese from this aftifacts. The location of Istana Jahar itself is historical - once the administrative centre of Kelantan in Kota Bharu.

Thank dinar09
Dublin Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

This is a very good museum insofar as it details the royal life from marriage to the circumcision. There is the marriage room, reception room, pregnancy room, all diplayed as if the Queen or Princess is about to deliver. Excellent

Thank Nadnerb2
Singapore, Singapore
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Good turn of the century wooden palace. Smallish but gives you a good feel of how life once was like in a by-gone era

Thank routetrails

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