3 days in Kelantan Itinerary

3 days in Kelantan Itinerary

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Kota Bharu

— 2 nights

The Islamic City

Known as ‘The Islamic City’, Kota Bharu offers a fine architectural mix of dignified mosques and old royal buildings.
When in Kota Bharu, make a side trip to see Wat Machimmaram Sitting Buddha in Tumpat, approximately Tumpat away. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah, enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Cahaya Bulan, don't miss a visit to Wat Photivihan Sleeping Buddha, and examine the collection at Handicraft Village and Craft Museum, Kelantan.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kota Bharu vacation site.

George Town to Kota Bharu is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. In July in Kota Bharu, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kota Bharu

Museums · Beaches · Shopping · Parks

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Kelantan travel guide

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Flea Markets · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
The Blissful Abode
With its own distinct culture, charmingly traditional rural landscape, and a wealth of ancient history, a cultural trip to Kelantan offers plenty of attractions for tourists. The Tittiwangsa Mountains kept the state virtually isolated from its surrounds for centuries, with visitors having to hike for weeks to make it there. As such, it developed its own arts, cuisine, and a dialect that is unintelligible even to many Malay speakers. To bypass the mountains, travelers to and from the state took to the seas, which bred a maritime culture that often came under attack from piracy. High peaks, coastal regions, and fertile rice fields make for a diverse geography that's a delight to explore.