Another beautiful palace in Seri Menanti is the old, wooden palace, known as the Istana Lama. It is made in part of Chengal wood and hardwood and is held together with only wooden connections. It took six years to build the palace and was completed in 1908.
The design has subtle hints of Minangkabau architecture and has five storeys, which reach a height of about twenty meters high and has ninety-nine columns to support the main structure. The Istana Lama was a replacement for Istana Pulih, who was burned down by British soldiers. The drawings and plans for Istana Lama are detailed by Mr. Woodford and based on the designs of two local artisans, Kahar and Taib. This palace was used until 1932 when the Yang Di-Pertuan Besar moved to Istana Besar. The Istana Lama has been designated as a national heritage and was converted into a Royal Museum in 1992 and is currently closed for repairs and upgrades, which are expected to be completed by 2020.
Other landmarks include the Seri Menanti Royal Mausoleum, the Tuanku Munawir Royal Mosque (Masjid DiRaja Tuanku Munawir), the Seri Menanti Resort, and the eighteen hole Royal Seri Menanti Golf and Country Club which also has two squash courts.