Negeri Sembilan attractions

Top Choice Temple in Kuala Pilah

Sansheng Gong

One of Malaysia's most intriguing temples, ornate Sansheng Gong was the first in the country dedicated to Guan Gong, sometimes referred to as the god of war. Guarded by stone lions, it has an impressive tiled roof a…
Top Choice Museum in Seremban

Muzium Negeri Sembilan

State history, from traditional weapons to blow-by-blow accounts of European invasions, is well presented at this museum 2.5km southwest of central Seremban. The main building has a Minangkabau-style peaked roof; ev…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Port Dickson

Cape Rachado Forest Reserve

A world away from the resorts is 80-hectare Cape Rachado Forest Reserve. A paved road (pedestrians only) leads through towering jungle to brilliant-white Tanjung Tuan lighthouse, Malaysia's oldest.In 1606 the seas a…
Museum in Sri Menanti

Istana Lama

The impressive Istana Lama, a black hardwood palace, was completed in 1908 as a temporary replacement for an even older palace that was razed by British soldiers during the Bukit Putus War. When we passed through, l…
Historic Site in Negeri Sembilan

Pengkalan Kempas Megalith Site

A well-conserved example of one of Negeri Sembilan's 'living stones' can be seen at this 15th-century Muslim cemetery. Ornate tombstones are protected beneath the main pavilion; a smaller shelter covers the ancient …
Cemetery in Sri Menanti

Makam Diraja

Next to the brass-domed mosque, visible almost immediately as you turn right onto Sri Menanti's main road from N29, is the royal cemetery, which has a distinctive Victorian/Moorish pavilion. Shaded by large green do…
Palace in Sri Menanti

Istana Besar

Just beyond Sri Menanti’s tiny Lake Gardens is Istana Besar, the impressive modern white palace of the Yamtuan Besar (the head of state) of Negeri Sembilan. It was built in the 1930s and is not open to the public.
Gardens in Seremban

Lake Gardens

Two thin lakes in a pleasantly wooded park are the centrepiece of the old colonial neighbourhood of Seremban. Pincered between two main roads, they aren't very tranquil, but nonetheless, paved walking paths and trim…
Temple in Seremban

Liesheng Temple

This small Taoist temple is worth a look for its dragon-adorned roof and ornate wooden carvings. It features, among other deities, the popular Guandi (the patron of righteous brotherhoods, and sometimes called the g…
Hindu Temple in Kuala Pilah

Kuil Sri Kanthasamy

It's impossible to miss the colourful gateway to Sri Kanthasamy temple in central Kuala Pilah. It's a layer-cake of statues, lotus designs and Malaysian flags, but opening hours can be variable.