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Kota Bharu Travel Tips






Kota Bharu Travel TipsKota Bharu Travel Tips (12 February, 2006)



B. Melayu

Kota Bharu Travel Tips provides useful information on Kota Bharu for the benefit of those planning their tip there. Kota Bharu (GPS: 6.13127, 102.23666) is the capital of Kelantan Darul Naim. It is located on the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. With an estimated 2010 population of about 610,000, it is one of the largest towns in the East Coast.

Being by the banks of the Kelantan river, Kota Bharu is flood prone. Within Kota Bharu town are many heritage sights such as palaces and mosque. Due to Kelantan's proximity to Thailand, there are many big Thai temples close to Kota Bharu, especially in the town of Tumpat. There are about 30 Buhhist temples in Kelantan, which is something of a surprise for a state with an overwhelmingly Malay population.

Location of sights in Kota Bharu on the map

Sights in Kota Bharu

  1. Bank Kerapu (GPS: 6.13185, 102.23545)
  2. Bank Pitis (GPS: 6.13086, 102.2372)
  3. Cenotaph (GPS: 6.13123, 102.23646)
  4. Handicraft Village and Craft Museum (GPS: 6.13198, 102.23799)
  5. Islamic Museum (GPS: 6.13187, 102.23604)
  6. Istana Balai Besar (GPS: 6.13113, 102.23739)
  7. Istana Batu (GPS: 6.1321, 102.23735)
  8. Istana Jahar (GPS: 6.13154, 102.23712)
  9. Istana Kota Lama (GPS: 6.12001, 102.23495)
  10. Kampung Cina (GPS: 6.14177, 102.23422)
  11. Merdeka Square (GPS: 6.13138, 102.23568)
  12. Muhammadi Mosque (GPS: 6.13202, 102.23669)
  13. Pantai Cahaya Bulan (GPS: 6.19623, 102.27364)
  14. Pelangi Mall (GPS: 6.13175, 102.23424)
  15. Royal Pier Clock Tower (GPS: 6.13175, 102.23424)
  16. Siti Khadijah Central Market (GPS: 6.13008, 102.23914)
  17. Sultan Ismail Petra Airport (GPS: 6.16965, 102.29474)
  18. Sultan Yahya Petra Bridge (GPS: 6.11643, 102.22829)
  19. Tambatan DiRaja (GPS: 6.13206, 102.23424)
  20. Tin Hin Kong Temple (GPS: 6.11643, 102.22829)

Categories of sights in Kota Bharu

Villages and neighbourhoods in Kota Bharu


Kota BharuKota Bharu, Kelantan (12 February 2006)


Interior of Handicraft Village, Kota BharuInterior of Handicraft Village, Kota Bharu (12 February 2006)


Tin Hin Kong Temple, Kampung Cina, Kota BharuTin Hin Kong Temple, Kampung Cina, Kota Bharu (1 January, 2007)

Kota Bharu on Google Maps Street View

How to go to Kota Bharu

You can take a flight, a train or a bus to reach Kota Bharu. The Sultan Ismail Petra Airport (KBR) in Pengkalan Chepa is the main airport for Kelantan. It is served by Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia and Firefly.

For a bit of sightseeing, you might consider taking the Jungle Train that runs between Gemas in Negri Sembilan to Tumpat in Kelantan. It offers you a good view of the tropical rainforest.

Finally, Kota Bharu is connected with all major cities in Peninsular Malaysia by bus.

Weather

Kota Bharu is a flood-prone city, particularly during the monsoon season. Here are some photos that I shot of the
  • flood in Kota Bharu, when I happened to visit it during flood season.

    Kota Bharu is on the map of Kelantan

    List of Towns in Kelantan and State Capitals of Malaysia

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