Saturday, May 16, 2015

Kellie's Castle - Ipoh, Perak

Kellie's Castle 

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. The unfinished, ruined mansion, was built by a Scottish planter named William Kellie Smith. 

Kellie's Castle was meant to be a home away from home for Scottish Planter, William Kellie Smith in the 20th century. Being far away from home, Kellie desired his new residence to be reminiscent of his home back in Scotland. The castle is perched on top of a hill in what used to be a rubber estate. 

Besides being haunted, the castle is believed to have hidden rooms and secret underground tunnels. 


The road that leads to Kellie's Castle follows the contours of the land in a dizzying, maze-like fashion, adding to the mystery and romance of the place.

Kellie's Castle is now a popular local tourist attraction and was used as a setting in the 1999 film Anna and the King


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