Kota Bharu Malaysia is a great to visit for a break with family or friends. And Kota Bharu itself been the capital of Kelantan that offers so many attractions.
- Quick Information on Malaysia
- Things To Do in Kota Bharu
- Enjoy Irama Beach
- Visit Cahaya Bulan Beach
- Visit Sri Tujuh Beach
- See Muzium Negeri Kelantan
- Visit Lata Beringin
- Explore Negara Kuala Koh Park
- Visit Sultan Ismail Petra City
- Explore Jubli Perak Sultan Ismail Mosque
- Visit The Arts Center
- Shop At Siti Khadijah Market
- Where to Stay on Kota Bharu Malaysia
- Wrapping Up
Kota Bharu is located on the east coast of Malaysia Kota Bharu and is used as an entry and exit point into and out of Malaysia.
Spending a few days in Kota Bharu could be well worth a it as there is some interesting things to do such as visiting traditional museums, trying the local dishes, seeing the local mosque and more.
Quick Information on Malaysia
- Currency: Ringgit (RM)
- Language: Malaysian
- Population: Over 32 million
- Capital City: Kuala Lumpur
- Best time to visit Malaysia: For visiting the east coast is from March to September since it is typically drier. For the west coast is from November to August.
- How to get there: You can fly into Malaysia as there are flights to most major cities in Malaysia. Also You can enter by land through Thailand or via sea.
Things To Do in Kota Bharu
Anyway, what are the fun things to do in Kota Bharu Malaysia?
Here is our list of the best things to do in Kota Bharu.
Enjoy Irama Beach
The beach is considered to be the most beautiful beach in Kelantan due to the beauty of its bluish blue sea.
It is given the name of Irama beach because of the wind blow sound that calms the soul created by this beach.
For your information, this beach always becomes a place for the locals. You can play water sports or invite your family and friends to have a bbq here.
Visit Cahaya Bulan Beach
It is a tourist location that you have to visit when you visit Kelantan. And it is a pleasure to take a stroll in the evening while enjoying the sunset views.
It will be perfect if you spend your day at the beach while enjoying some boiled corn that is sold all the way from Kota Bharu to this beach.
After eating some boiled corns, you can also taste coconut water available for sale at the beach. It is just a pleasure to relax on this beautiful beach and children can also play kites that are also sold here.
Visit Sri Tujuh Beach
It is named Sri Tujuh because this beach has 7 bays. It is located near Tumpat Train Station if you come from Kuala Lumpur where you can take a train for RM32.
When you arrive, you will be able to stay at floating resort.
It is Resort Sri Tujuh which is completed with various facilities such as futsal playground, golf and swimming pool.
Actually, it is better to bathe in the pool provided by the resort because the beach wave of the beach is quite strong.
See Muzium Negeri Kelantan
This museum building was originally Kota Bharu Municipal Council office but on 6 August 1990, the building was officially opened as Kelantan State Museum by the Sultan of Kelantan.
The inside of the museum has been compiled where the first part shows the history of the state of Kelantan from ancient times to modern times.
In the next section on the top floor, there is an exhibition of Kelantan artistic arts such as Makyong, Wayang Kulit, Rebana and others.
Visit Lata Beringin
It is a very beautiful waterfall in Kelantan with a height of 120 meters and it has become one of the highest waterfalls in Kelantan.
Some of the activities you can do when you come to this landmark are jungle trekking, camping, fishing and picnics.
If you love photography, it is great opportunity for the instagram shot with the waterfall as it is a great view. You can even soak in the river to get wet together.
Explore Negara Kuala Koh Park
Kuala Koh National Park is the largest in Malaysia and covers 3 states, Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu with a total area of 4343 square feet.
A tropical rainforest that is about 130 million years old can provide a true exploration experience.
Here, you might find wild animals and if you’re lucky, maybe you can see the elephants in the forest.
Therefore, if you really like wildlife, this place will be your amazing sport to get new experiences during your holiday in Malaysia.
Visit Sultan Ismail Petra City
The city is a famous tourist attraction in the state of Kelantan. If you do not visit this place. It’s definitely worth considering to visit.
This is recommended to put this place on the list of things to do in Kota Bharu Malaysia because you will see a lot of historic monuments such as Istana Jahar, Kerapu Bank, Bank Pitis and Istana Balai Besar.
You can walk around the city to visit all of the historical sites here.
Explore Jubli Perak Sultan Ismail Mosque
Another name for this mosque is the Beijing Mosque because of its architecture resembling a historic mosque. Niujie Mosque located in Beijing, China, which is more than 1000 years old.
The roof of this mosque is curved and its towers are like having a unique turban.
Built-in 2005 and inaugurated in 2009, this mosque has two floors where the first floor is for public use such as dining hall, clinic, multipurpose hall and mosque library. The second level is the prayer room.
Visit The Arts Center
There are various cultural activities exhibited in the Arts Center such as leather puppets, wau making, martial arts, games, drums and more.
You must not leave Kelantan before seeing the wealth of traditional Kelantan culture in this arts center.
If you want to know more about the details of the activities conducted at the Arts Center. You can get more information from the tourist centre.
Shop At Siti Khadijah Market
This a popular market in Kelantan. You can buy anything from handicraft items, clothing, jewellery, makeup, embroidery and so on.
You can get local food here at the market like Kelantan cakes, crackers, dodol, Serunding, spices and there is more.
This can be your last place to visit before you go back home to buy some souvenirs.
Where to Stay on Kota Bharu Malaysia
Kota Bharu has a good variety of guest houses, hostels, and hotels. Here are a few places to give you an idea of what is available in Kota Bharu if you are planning to visit Kota Bharu Malaysia.
Remember to check the reviews and book a place that suits you interests while traveling.
Rating 9.2, Prices start from $36 for Apartment with Pool View
D’Perdana Residence offers air con rooms, flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. An outdoor swimming pool is available for guests. Free WiFi is available.
Sutera Kota Bharu
Rating 9.2, Prices start from $31 for a family room
Sutera Kota Bharu offers room comes with a desk and a flat-screen TV. Featuring a private bathroom, rooms at Sutera Kota Bharu also provide guests with a city view. Free WiFi is available.
Rating 9.5, Prices start from $37 for a holiday home
Vila Ayah offers accommodation with air conditioning. The holiday home is fitted with a flat-screen TV. The accommodation is fitted with a kitchenette.
Finally, AS you as see there is a good range of things to do in Kota Bharu Malaysia such as visiting the beach to visiting the local Museums. All you have to do is to choose the stuff you prefer and start enjoying what Taiping has to offer.
And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on the things to do in Kota Bharu Malaysia has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if there is more to add.