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Istana Jahar, Kota Bharu

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The Istana Jahar was a royal residence in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia.

It was built in 1855 by Sultan Muhammad II of Kelantan for his grandson Long Kundur. The palace has a pentagon-shaped porte-cochère with the first floor balcony from which members of the royal family could watch ceremonies held in front of the palace.

Today, the palace houses the Museum of Royal Traditions and Customs of Kelantan.
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  • It tell you how previous Sultan and family get married. Inside here,there are collections of weddings equipment.Behind of this palace also located a house they called muzium senjata  more »
  • I loved this museum. Only thing is we are not allowed to take photos inside. Entrance fee is RM2 per person. The museum is rich with all royal traditions and cultures. Good to see and read. Each...  more »
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  • Wonderful place to visit in Kota Bahru if you have the time. It's a small Istana for the Kelantanese Royalty, built in 1887 under local architecture. Originally built for the Baginda Long Kundor, the Regent who succeeded to be the Sultan. Beautiful Malay carvings throughout with cast iron circular staircase and a magnificent anjung. Now housed a museum of Adat (culture) of the Royal family with well made descriptions. 2 ringgit entrance fee. Also houses a separate weapons gallery behind the main building. You can also see a Royal Boat, a gift from King Chulalongkorn to the Kelantan Sultan on his visit.
  • Historic place, but creepy aura resonates inside due to old artifacts. Visit with 3 ppl or more 😂

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