Abu Bakar Palace

Abu Bakar Palace was built in the early 1960s. It is located in Pekan, which is known as the Pahang royal town.

The palace is named after Al-Marhum Sultan Abu Bakar Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mu’adzam Shah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Abdullah Al-Mu’tasim Billah, whom is the fourth Sultan of Pahang.

The palace has been made the official palace for Sultan Pahang. This is where the Sultan Pahang conducts the official state matters. It is also where the royal and state ceremonies such as royal weddings, royal funerals or award giving ceremonies take places. Occasionally, the Sultan will have an open day at the palace where the people can visit and meet with the sultan himself especially for Hari raya Celebration.

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Operating Hours

Inside the Palace : Access is prohibited for public

Outside the Palace : 7.00 a.m – 7.00 p.m


There is no entrance fee since entry is prohibited.


Kampung Padang Manggis, 26600 Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia.

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Hear From Others

For a taste of Malay architecture, visit Sultan Abu Bakar Palace, the official residence of the state’s sultan. Get ready for some photography at the beautiful arch gate of the palace.



 Take some time off your touring and see the architecture of this palace that still stands as the home of the royal family today. The palace has a blend of Malay architecture and is a great photo opportunity.


This royal place is a stone’s throw away from the Royal Polo Field, and you won’t miss the gigantic arch at the main entrance. It’s one of the main landmarks of Pekan, so be sure to snap a photo for keepsake.

Adrian Chew


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