If you want to enjoy your holiday with your family members and friends, Kota Bharu Malaysia can be a good a choice. You can go to the south after spending your holiday in Thailand and head to Kelantan. Kota Bharu itself is the capital of Kelantan that offers so many attractions.
If you visit Malaysia, Kelantan must a be destination on your list to visit. Anyway, what are some good things to do in Kota Bharu Malaysia? Checkout these places to visit during your holiday in Kota Bharu.
Enjoy Your Day in 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.
This is definitely one of the more popular things to do in Kota Bharu Malaysia.
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.
See the Beauty of 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.
Visit 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.
Enjoy Your Day at 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 recommended that you visit this waterfall as it is a great view. Anyway, this is also an amazing place to spend your holiday along with your family members, partners, and friends.
You can even soak in the river to get wet together.
Visit 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.
Sultan Ismail Petra City
The city is a famous tourist attraction in the state of Kelantan. If you do not visit this place, your holiday in Kelantan will not be complete. It’s definitely worth considering.
Therefore, you are recommended to put this place on the list of things to do in Kota Bharu Malaysia because you will be seeing 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. Well, this can be a nice place for a family holiday to learn many things.
Visit 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 Arts Center to See its Collections
There are various cultural activities exhibited in the arena 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 information from the tourist center.
Shop Some Souvenirs at Siti Khadijah Market
Anybody familiar with this popular market in Kelantan and it becomes a shopping paradise for women.
There are various items which are available for sale at Siti Khadijah Market, from handicraft items, clothing, jewelry, makeup, embroidery, games and so on.
You can find some various foods such as Kelantan cakes, crackers, dodol, Serunding, spices and much 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 check out and give you an idea of what is available in Kota Bharu if you are planning to visit Kota Bharu.
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
Located in Kota Bharu, D’Perdana Residence has well-equipped accommodation boasting free WiFi.
Fitted with a balcony, the accommodation offers air conditioning and flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. An outdoor swimming pool is available for guests to use at D’Perdana Residence.
Sutera Kota Bharu
Rating 9.2, Prices start from $31 for a family room
Sutera Kota Bharu is situated in Kota Bharu and features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi.
At the bed and breakfast, each 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.
Rating 9.5, Prices start from $37 for a holiday home
Situated in Kota Bharu, within 1.4 km of Billion Shopping Centre, 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, those are some things to do in Kota Bharu Malaysia just in case you want to spend your holiday in Malaysia. In fact, there are so many other landmarks that are worth to visit.
You may explore it by yourself when you arrive in Kelantan. You can even stay for a few weeks so that you can enjoy the whole excitement in Kota Bharu.
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 you go.