Perak, one of the northern states of Malaysia is known for its rich culture and royal traditions. It is one of the most visited states in Malaysia because of its great food in places like Ipoh and heritage in Taiping.
Perak Royal Museum built in 1926 was designed meticulously with different architectural facets especially the ‘Saracenic Moorish’ to charm sight seers and culture seekers.
When the project was first set out, it was built as a royal residence thus the names Istana Kenangan, Istana Tepas and Istana Lembah were given to this spellbinding landmark. This impressive palace was built without using a single nail. As years go by, this official residence for the royal family transformed to a museum exhibiting rare antiquities and Perak’s Royal regalia. So, for those who would like to find out more about the state’s royal family, head over to the museum along Jalan Istana on Chandan Hill.