Istana Besar is the former residence of the Johor royal family. Surrounded by extensive gardens, it nowadays hosts the Royal Abu Bakar Museum which consists of four parts: the Dewan, the Throne Room, the Treasure Rooms and the Hunting Room. The palace complex was built in 1866 by Sultan Abu Bakar in Anglo-Malay architecture.

01 Istana Besar palace 02 Istana Besar palace 03 Istana Besar palace wing 04 Palace facade detail 05 Palace facade detail
06 Arched corridor 07 Palace facade detail 08 Decorated white columns 09 Rear view of palace 10 Rear view of palace
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