Pantai Bisikan Bayu (Beach of Whispering Breeze)
Pantai Bisikan Bayu (Beach of Whispering Breeze) located at Kota Bahru, the capital of Kelantan, is amongst the popular beaches in Kelantan. It is also known as Pantai Dalam Rhu, which is just 50km drive south to Kota Bahru. As its name implies, when the gentle breeze rustle the trees along the beach, making the gentle hush-hush sound, which some says sounds like a soothing whisper.
Pantai Cahaya Bulan (Moonlight Beach)
Pantai Cahaya Bulan (formerly known as Pantai Cinta Beach / Beach of Passionate Love) was believe to name by a lovelorn British soldier during the World War Two. Till today, there are some locals still prefer to us the old name. It has a beautiful long and wide sandy beach, a popular spot for family outings and picnics. It also have a variety of water sports and horse riding. There are some food stalls and restaurants along the beach, which offers fresh barbeque seafood.
Siti Khadijah Market (Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah)
Siti Khadijah Market (Pasar besar Siti Khadijah), as its name implies, is a local wet market. Its name after Prophet Muhammad’s wife, whom is known for her entrepreneurial skill, as this market is mostly run by women. Apart from the usual fresh goodies like seafood, vegetables and wide variety of fruits, you can also find ready-to eat food like ‘ayam percik’, nasi ulam and a variety of noodle soups, all unique in flavors and taste of Kelantan, serves freshly for you. Not to forget to taste the local desserts like ‘kuih muih’ (cake sort of), tempeh and a glass of hot milk tea, which is the staple drink for Kelantanese.
Istana Jahar (Jahar Palace)
Istana Jahar (Jahar Palace) is built by Sultan Muhamad 11 in 1887 for his grandson Long Kundur. It has luxurious woodcarvings that showcase the excellent craftsmanship of the Kelantanese. Apart from that, photographs, artifacts and traditional handicraft reflect on the Kelantan rich and sophisticated heritage. The palace is now converted to a museum, to share the uniqueness and beauty to the world. There are also a Malay Weapon Gallery which house many unique weapons such as keris and pisau. The museum is open daily from 8.30 a.m to 5.45 p.m except for Fridays.
Handicraft Village and Craft Museum
Handicraft Village and Craft Museum, also known as ‘Balai Getam Guri’ in local language, is a place to showcase local handicraft industry in Kelantan, and it’s supported by the state government. It’s a fine craft museum, houses many Kelantanese craftsmanship, including traditional embroidery, batik, silverware and matting. Interestingly, curious visitor have the opportunity to witness and learn the process of making those craft, where demonstration of traditional embroidery, songket weaving and batik drawing are done skilfully by the artists. Souvenirs are available for sales as well. Another worth visiting museum is the Jahar Palace (Istana Jahar), which was once the royal residence, built back in 1855. It’s a wooden palace, which displays interesting wood carving and traditional handicraft.
Jalan Temenggong (Temenggong Street)
Jalan Temenggong (Temenggong Street), located in the centre of Kota Bahru town, is well known for its haven shopping site amongst the locals and visitors. The street is lined with colorful craft stalls and shop, made by local artisans. If you are lucky, you can catch a glimpse of the making of jewelry by the artist too. There are variety of gold and silver lewlry, batik and textiles, wood carving, traditional handicrafts like songkek and wau and whole load more. Most of the goods are price reasonably, however, be prepare to bargain to get the best deals.
Istana Balai Besar (The Grand Palace)
Istana Balai Besar (The Grand Place) is a single story palace built by Sultan Muhammad II over 170 years ago, as the official residence of past sultans. It is believed that bullfights used to be held in the palace for official Royal ceremonies until mid-1900. The palace is now used for official state functions and is not open to public. Another palace built by Sultan Muhammad II is the Jahar Palace (Istana Jahar). It was built for his grandson, and it was built up from wood, furnished with unique wood carvings
Rantau Panjang, Kelantan
Rantau Panjang is situated approximately 45km to Kota Bharu and is a popular tourist’s destination. It is also one of the main routes of entry into Malaysia from Thailand.
Rantau Panjang’s Tax Free Zone offers a variety of items up for sale such as football jerseys and children’s toys for a much reduced price as there are no taxes involved. Visitors to Rantau Panjang would thus be able to shop leisurely without having to break their bank.
Wakaf Che Yeh
Wakaf Che Yeh is a small town in Kelantan, Malaysia. Located about 7 kilometres from Kota Bahru town. The town is famous for its daily and weekly market.
Wakaf Che Yeh in Kelantan is the largest market in the state which also serves as the main wholesale market in the North East. Situated about 15-20 minutes drive from Kota Bharu town area, the market is quite close to the Thai border and has been around for 10 years now. Here you will find an assortment of local products ranging from fabrics to food. In the day, the place serves as a wet market and also wholesale market for a range of products which include mostly clothes for men, women and children. Ladies apparel especially for the Muslim women are seen sold all over the area. Bundles of fabrics are also sold in large quantities in many shops who deal with local wholesalers.
Tokong Mek or Tin Hin Kong Temple
This is a very old Mazu Temple named locally as Tokong Mek or Tin Hin Kong Temple of Kampung China, Kota Bharu, Kelantan probably the greatest Chinese temples in Kota Bharu. This Taoist temple is found off Jalan Pantai Cinta Berahi in Kampung Cina.
It is a really previous Mazu Temple named locally as Tokong Mek or Tin Hin Kong Temple of Kampung China, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, we visited throughout our Kelantan’s Take a look at. This Taoist Temple has presents created by a Kelantanese Sultan in kind of the drum and from a VIP as witnessed while in the Temple.