Hotel has the best location in Kota Bharu. It
is located at the well known pedestrian mall in
town and within walking distance to all the popular
tourist attractions of Kota Bharu, such as Handicraft
Village, Kota Sultan Ismail, shopping complexes,
banks, financial institutions, taxi terminal,
fast food outlets, night market and lots more.
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Malaysia, there are many coaches that depart for
Kota Bharu. Traveling by coach is a great stress-free
way to enjoy the scenic Malaysian countryside.
Coaches typically make one or more rest stops
along the journey for refreshments and to stretch
Most coaches depart from Hentian Putra bus station
(opposite Putra World Trade Centre - PWTC). Choices
of coaches include TransNasional, Damai Ria, Plusliner,
Sutera, Mutiara and many more.
Traveling time is about 7 to 8 hours.
If you plan to take a flight, take a flight from
Kuala Lumpur International Airports (KLIA) or
Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) to Kota Bharu.
Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia operates daily flights
from KLIA or LCCT to Kota Bharu Airport.
The flight is about 45 minutes to Kota Bharu Airport.
At Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station get on the comfortable
Express Wau overnight train and ask for Wakaf
Bharu Train Station. From the train station, take
about half an hour taxi ride to Bandar Kota Bharu.
The ride, Express Wau, runs everyday at 07:55pm
from Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station (locally known
as KL Sentral).
Traveling time is about 12 hours.
Bharu Central Market
Kota Bharu's Central Market is a riot of colour.
Kelantanese stallholders conduct their business
amidst rows of chillies, carrots, seafood and
farm produce. It may surprise you that a majority
of them are women. Perhaps this is a throwback
to the fact that Kelantan was once ruled by a
princess, Cik Siti Wan Kembang. Kelantanese women
remain fiercely entrepreneurial and have
been known to be hard bargainers.
Museums in Kota Bharu are located close to one
another near the "Padang Merdeka" (Independence
Square). All are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. except on Fridays.
Kerapu (War Memorial Museum)
This museum contains collections of Japanese photographic
memorabilia and documents relating to World War
II. Dating back to 1912, the War Museum occupies
the oldest brick building in Kelantan. Some artifacts,
especially Japanese swords are on display.
Hall (Islamic Museum)
The history of Islam in Kelantan can be found
in this mosque-like building that is located across
the road from Bank Kerapu. Artifacts and inscriptions
document how Islam is so important in the everyday
life of the state. The building itself was once
known as "Serambi Mekah" (Verandah to Mecca),
which refers to its days as Kelantan's first school
of Islamic instruction.
Jahar (Royal Custom Museum)
Built in 1887 by Sultan Muhamad II, this beautiful
old wooden structure is definitely worth a visit.
The carved wooden panels and intricate wooden
framework displayed act as a testimony to the
superb craftsmanship of the Kelantan people. Recently
renovated and converted as a museum, it houses
many valuable historical and cultural artifacts.
Inside, do take note of the wrought-iron staircases
on either side of the room that lead upstairs
to a glorious wooden verandah.
Batu (The Royal Museum)
This massive blue-and-white building is commonly
referred to as the "Istana Bata" (The Brick Palace).
Built in 1939, the Royal Museum served as the
palace of the crowned prince from 1969, until
it was donated to the state. It was used as a
venue for royal weddings and to house royal guests.
Today, the museum displays a variety of royal
arts and artifacts, as well as historical paraphernalia
that belonged to former "Sultans" (kings). Visitors
can expect to see items such as a royal dining
room, an opulent living room, replicas of crown
jewels, and other royal bric-a-brac. On top of
that, photographic exhibition on the life of the
late Sultan of Kelantan can also be seen.