KOTA BHARU, MALAYSIA - 2 JUN, 2013: Jahar Palace (Istana Jahar) houses the Museum of Royal Traditions and Customs of Kelantan.It was built in 1855 by Sultan Muhammad II


Kota Bharu

The northernmost major city in Malaysia is also one of its most devoutly Muslim and it is deeply grounded in traditional Malay heritage. Kota Bharu has all the energy of a midsized city with the compact feel and friendly vibe of a small town. There are excellent markets and ample opportunities to taste superb local cuisine. There is also a good spread of accommodation options from backpacker hostels to business hotels. This is a logical overnight stop between Thailand and the resort islands of neighbouring Terengganu: Perhentian and Redang.


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