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Kellie's Castle, Batu Gajah

#3 of 31 in Historic Sites in Perak
Castle · Tourist Spot
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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  • Been there with a big group of us, its quite far from the town but it definitely worth the trip as it has some historical stories and the first elevator in Malaysia.  more »
  • The castle was very huge and mysterious since it's empty. I really mesmerized by the architecture and the surrounding were very quiet. Kids may feel boring if you guys bring them since there's no...  more »
  • If you love enjoy historical building - this is a must place you should visit when you come to Perak. You can even enjoy eye-sighting on its rooftop. Drinks and if you want to photographed yourself and your loved one/family - they will do it (paid services).
  • Nice place to view an old English style castle. Well maintained but experience could be further improved if guided simple tours are available. Entry ticket of RM5 for locals is reasonable to maintain the condition of the place. This place should be promoted more but care taken to maintain it if more visitors come as graffiti and minor defacement by irresponsible people are already apparent in some places.

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