Istana Maziah | Maziah Castle

Istana Maziah is the official Terengganu sultan's palace. It is located near Bukit Puteri in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia.

The distinct deep yellow structure of the Istana Maziah royal palace is hard to miss if you're walking around Kuala Terengganu. Located right next to Bukit Puteri, Istana Maziah is believed to have been constructed during the reign of Sultan Zainal Abidin III in 1897 to replace the Istana Hijau, which was burned down during World War II.

Istana Maziah is the venue for royal birthdays, weddings, conferment of titles and receptions for local and foreign dignitaries. This distinct building is a product of the blend between modern and traditional architecture, which reflects the artistic skills of the Terengganu people. 20 craftsmen using limestone mixed with clay, coarse salt, egg yolk and honey constructed it. The palace has tall shuttered windows resembling those of a French chateau.

How To Get There
Istana Maziah can be accessed through Jalan Zultan Zainal Abidin or Jalan Hiliran. You will find most places in Terengganu easily accessible. There is a host of transportation modes that one can choose from, when travelling and within Terengganu, i.e. by air, road, buses and coaches, taxi. The normal taxi fare is 8.5 sen for one km and 10 sen for one km for air-conditioned taxis.

Where To Stay
  • Primula Beach Resort
  • YT Midtown Hotel
  • Motel Desa
  • Kenangan Hotel
  • Hotel Bintang