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Top Choice Mosque in Kuala Kangsar

Masjid Ubudiah

This grand gold-domed construction was commissioned by Perak’s 28th Sultan, Idris Shah, after his recovery from illness. Masjid Ubudiah – meaning the mosque of self-surrender to Allah – was masterminded by AB Hubbac…
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 lif…
Museum in Kuala Kangsar

Istana Kenangan

Also known as the Palace of Memories, Istana Kenangan is made entirely of wood and woven bamboo, without the use of a single nail. Built in 1926, it served as temporary royal quarters until the nearby Istana Iskanda…
Malaysian in Kuala Kangsar

Medan Cendol Dan Laksa

This cheerful open-air food hall is largely devoted to laksa dishes and cendol, a shaved-ice dessert lavished with coconut milk, pandan pasta, beans and palm-sugar syrup. There are also plenty of nasi goreng and noo…
Landmark in Kuala Kangsar

District Office

One of the first rubber trees in Kuala Kangsar.
Market in Kuala Kangsar


Kuala Kangsar's local food market.
Palace in Kuala Kangsar

Istana Iskandariah

The official residence of the sultan of Perak is arguably the most attractive royal palace in Malaysia. Completed in 1933, this two-floor riverside palace is an intriguing mix of Arab and art-deco architectural styl…
Historic Building in Kuala Kangsar

Malay College

To the north of town lies the first Malay school to provide English education for the Malay elite destined for the civil service. Nicknamed 'the Eton of the East', it was established in 1905, and during the 1950s An…
Tower in Kuala Kangsar

Clock Tower

The gold-domed clock tower stands proudly in Kuala Kangsar's central roundabout.
Church in Kuala Kangsar

Christian Church

This Christian place of worship in Kuala Kangsar is often closed.