Kelantan Tourism Information -
Places of Interest
Istana Batu was designed and built
in 1939 during the reign of Sultan Ismail I. It
was used as a venue for royal weddings as well as
to house royal guests. Today, it has been
converted into the Royal Museum where regalia and
palace items belonging to former Sultans are on
display. These include silverware, bedroom items
and furniture from the royal household. There is
also a photographic exhibition on the life of the
late Sultan of Kelantan.
Admission : RM 2.00
Museum of Royal Traditions And
in 1887 by Sultan Muhamad II for his grandson
Long Kundur, this former palace, Istana Jahar, is
now a museum. The
intricate wood carvings are testimony to the
superb craftsmanship of the Kelantanese.
Photographs, artefacts and exhibits on
Kelantan's rich cultural heritage will keep
Islamic Museum / Syura Hall
history of Islam in Kelantan is well documented
in the artefacts and inscriptions exhibited here.
The setting - up of the Islamic Museum is timely
as Kelantan is one of the centres of Islamic
War Museum occupies the oldest brick building in
Kelantan, dating back to 1912. This historic
building now houses Japanese memorabilia and
documents relating to World War Two.
Handicraft Village and Craft Museum
exquisite range of handicrafts is on display
here. Silverware, "songket", batik and
woodcarvings are exhibited and are
for sale as well.
Istana Balai Besar
place was built by Sultan Muhamad II in 1840 to
replace his riverine on the Kelantan river. It
now serves as the venue for ceremonial functions
and investiture ceremonies.
site of many historical events, Merdeka Square
rose to prominence in 1844 after the completion
of the Istana Besar. It is also known as Padang
mosque took ten years to build, i.e. from 1916 -
during the reign of Sultan Ismail. Visitors are
required to seek
the the permission of the caretaker before
entering. They should
be properly attired and should remove their shoes
Cahaya Bulan (PCB)
stretch of shimmering is perhaps Kelantan's most
famous beach. Fringed by swaying casuarinas and
coconut palms, it is the perfect gateway for the
|Pantai Irama (Beach of
Situated in the district of
Bachok about 25 km south of Kota Bharu, Pantai
Irama is believed by some to be the most
beautiful beach along the entire east coast! It
is a hit with pinickers and campers alike.
|Pantai Bisikan Bayu
(Beach of the Whispering Breeze)
This beach is located near
Semerak in the district of Pasir Puteh, about 50
km away from Kota Bharu. It is also known as
Pantai Dalam Rhu. Tall casuarinas offer restful
shade where families can enjoy a picnic.
From the main
terminal, take Bus No.3 to Pasir Puteh. Then take
Bus No.96 to Kuala Besut.
|Pantai Seri Tujuh (Beach
of Seven Lagoons)
Venue of the International Kite
Festival , this beach lies on the border of
Thailand and Kelantan at Kampung Tujuh in Tumpat,
about 7 km from Kota Bharu.
Take Bus No.43
from the main terminal and enjoy the scenic ride
along the way