bazaar-buluh-kubuKota  Bharu is the State Capital and Royal Town of Kelantan. It is not a big city but there are many interesting places for tourist to visit to understand more of its culture, history and tradition.

Bank Kerapu (World War II Memorial)

Like millions of people all over the world who remember WWII, the Kelantanese has erected this  memorial structure to display more than one thousand items which include artifacts of those times.

Cultural Centre

This cultural centre  or  known as Gelanggang Seni locally showcases Kelantanese traditional Malay culture and heritage. This centre only opened from March to October each year and three time a week. Tourists can watch Wayang Kulit (a shadow puppet show), demonstration of Silat (the Malay self defence martial art), Wau (the traditional handmade kites) and Gasing (top spinning skills).

Kelantan State Museum

Also know as State Art Gallery, tourists can find documents, artifacts of Kelantan tradition and historical evidence of Kelantan early trade ties with China and pre-historic Kelantan

Bazaar Buluh Kubu (Bamboo Fort Bazaar)

A popular place for tourist and locals to look for best bargains. This three storeys building sell local products like batik, songket, silverware and even imported Thai goods.

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beautiful-kelantanPantai Seri Tujuh (Beach of Seven Lagoons)

The best time to visit this place is during the annual international Kite Festival. Just next to the sea from Tumpat, where the wind blows strongly, is Malaysia’s longest lagoon. Not only one can enjoy watching different kinds of colorful kites flying in the sly but the varieties of seafood from the stalls nearby will also satisfy yours taste buds. Today, you can still visit some villages that still retain the boat making traditon.

Pantai Cahaya Bulan (Moonlight Bay)

This beach is probably one of the most popular spot for photograph taking and postcards. The beach is lined with casuarinas and coconut trees, painting a sweet lazy picture of relaxation. You can find villages nearby speciallizing in batik making, songket-weaving, brassware and kite making.

Pantai Irama | Beach of Melody

Reputed to be one of the most beatiful beaches among the others, this beach has good picnic spots as well as motels. you can spend a few nights to enjoy this place.

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