Kelantan Tourism Information - Places of Interest

Royal Museum

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 Customs

Built 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 visitors enthralled.

Islamic Museum / Syura Hall

The 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 Learning.

War Museum

The 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

Kelantan's exquisite range of handicrafts is on display here. Silverware, "songket", batik and woodcarvings are exhibited and are
for sale as well.

Istana Balai Besar

This 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.

Merdeka Square

This 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 Bank.

State Mosque

This mosque took ten years to build, i.e. from 1916 - 1926
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


Pantai Cahaya Bulan (PCB)

This lovely stretch of shimmering is perhaps Kelantan's most famous beach. Fringed by swaying casuarinas and coconut palms, it is the perfect gateway for the world-weary

Pantai Irama (Beach of Melody)

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