Kuala Kangsar attractions

Top Choice Museum in Kuala Kangsar

Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery

This former royal palace, also known as Istana Kota and Istana Hulu, is a showy mash-up of Renaissance, neoclassical and Moorish styles. Completed in 1903 its marbled hallways now host exhibitions honouring the life…
Mosque in Kuala Kangsar

Masjid Ubudiah

With bands of Italian marble and enormous gold domes, Masjid Ubudiah is a contender for the title of Malaysia's prettiest mosque. Commissioned by Perak’s 28th sultan, Idris Shah, after his recovery from illness, Mas…
Museum in Kuala Kangsar

Istana Kenangan

Also known as the Palace of Memories, Istana Kenangan is made of wood (without a single metal nail) and bamboo woven into diamond-shaped patterns across its exterior walls. Built in 1926 it served as temporary royal…
Palace in Kuala Kangsar

Istana Iskandariah

The official residence of the sultan of Perak is arguably the most attractive royal palace in Malaysia, so it's a shame those of non-royal blood can't get closer than a quick peek from the road. Completed in 1933, t…
Tower in Kuala Kangsar

Clock Tower

Kuala Kangsar's gold-domed clock tower was installed in the late 1930s, in honour of the coronation of King George VI. A handy landmark, it stands in the middle of KK's traffic-clogged central roundabout.
Historic Building in Kuala Kangsar

Malay College

North of town lies the first Malay school to provide English education for the Malay elite destined for the civil service (it was nicknamed 'the Eton of the East'). Established in 1905, this distinguished colonial b…
Church in Kuala Kangsar

Church of the Resurrection

This dainty, red-roofed Anglican church was consecrated in 1908. Often closed, the building is an unusual feature of Kuala Kangsar's skyline.
Landmark in Kuala Kangsar

District Office

One of the first rubber trees in Kuala Kangsar, dating to 1877, stands outside the grand white District Office.