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Kellie's Castle, Batu Gajah

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Brought to fame by the award-winning movie "Anna and the King," Kellie's Castle was built by a Scottish farmer named William Kellie Smith as a gift for his family. Unfortunately, Kelly Smith died while on a trip and the mansion remained unfinished. Wall plaques provide both Malay and English explanations of each room, as well as the back story of the owner and his family. The castle and its grounds remain an excellent opportunity for photography enthusiast and history buffs--the second floor even includes an incomplete tennis court. Stop by one of the nearby cafes for refreshments and snacks after your tour. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Batu Gajah using our trip planner.
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  • Quite an interesting castle nestled amids palm oil trees, in the tropics. Entry RM 5 for Malaysian with MyKad shown, twice for none citizens. RM for parking. Ambling through the hallways and rooms... 
    Quite an interesting castle nestled amids palm oil trees, in the tropics. Entry RM 5 for Malaysian with MyKad shown, twice for none citizens. RM for parking. Ambling through the hallways and rooms...  more »
  • I don't like supporting places that charges extra to foreigners and this isn't even worth the local $ 
    I don't like supporting places that charges extra to foreigners and this isn't even worth the local $  more »
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  • One of the best preserved historical sites in the country. I love how it is kept in a semi-completed state as it was originally unfinished and abandoned after the owner died. You can explore the entire building from the basement till the top of the roof with some amazing views from the top of the surrounding countryside. Some may view it as a relic of an unpopular representation of Colonialism but to me, it is still part of the history of this country. I hope that more historical sites around Perak and Malaysia are also afforded the same care and investment to maintain and protect them.
  • It is like time fly back to the glory day of the castle owner Williams inviting you to join their party, you are welcome to walk in castle to anywhere as you like, to their bed rooms, wine room, store room and guests rooms, and the most fun part, walking at the rooftop. The weather here not so hot compared to city as nature surrounding the castle with a riverside in front of castle protecting from intruders. Really worth for a visit.

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