At the ticket counter – entrance fee is RM10.00 that was fine with me but upon seeing me holding a DSLR camera, I was told I needed to pay RM50.00 for the camera.
The castle itself is well kept and the signs are informative. documenting the history as well as documenting various parts of the building. One of the rooms (living room) was also recreated with furniture to let visitors see what the “castle” could be like in its heydays.
The castle is very interesting as it seems to be full of secret doors. The whole place is like a maze. One could easily get lost on it. The most interesting place…to me…is the wine cellar.
Kellie’s Castle combines Western and Oriental styles in eye-catching architecture at a quite special place.
The exteriors of the castle (even the ruined part) are majestic.
All the greenery surrounding the place along with the rivulet make it even more beautiful, and be sure to click a lot of pictures, the castle serves as a stunning backdrop!
I HAVE heard many haunted stories about Kellie’s Castle in Batu Gajah, Perak.
Under the 10th Malaysian Plan, the Tourism Ministry allocated RM5 million for upgrading the place. Architects, historians and experts were consulted before the makeover. Early this month, I braved myself to visit Kellie’s Castle to view its newly landscaped garden. Today, Kellie’s Castle looks quite majestic and enchanting. New additions include stone-paved walkways, a mini theatre, souvenir shops, food stalls, public toilets and ample parking lots. The castle has awakened from its century-old slumber. Kellie’s Castle is a great location for photo shoots and wedding or modelling photography.
|Photo: Keda Z. Stunning capture of the majestic architecture|
|nuzultaufiqart.com. There are many rooms and secret doors|
|The white corridor|
|Moorish, Indian and Scottish design|
|Nice play with angle to capture a beautiful shot|
|Photo by One Way Ticket|
|From left: Wine Cellar, Secret stairs leading to the garden, Living room recreated to let visitors see what the it could be like.|
Add: Chalet Mdkb Kellies Castle, Jalan Gopeng, Batu Gajah,Perak, 31000
Tel: +605-255 2772/ 9962
The castle is situated on the way to Batu Gajah town at the Kinta Kellas Rubber Estate, about a 30-minute drive and 14 km south of Ipoh City.
Daily from 9am to 6pm.
Malaysians RM4 adult and RM3 for children
Ref: tourism.gov.my, divesabahmalaysia.blogspot.com