Kelantan is a state in Malaysia filled with rich cultural elements. The state also bears the meaning of the “Land of Lightning” which is well-known for its agricultural nature. Here, tourists can find unique local plantations which are also part of the local’s economical support. These plantations include paddy fields and fishing villages. Apart from the local plantations, Kelantan is also a state which had gone through various meaningful historical occasions, and thus, contributing to the formation of various archaeological discoveries one must not miss when visiting Kelantan.
The capital and royal city of Kelantan is Kota Bharu, which literally means “new city” in Malay. Different hotels can be found in Kota Bharu to cater to tourists interested in exploring the state’s essence. Here, tourists can find mouth-watering local delicacies such as nasi kerabu and nasi dangang which most of them are delicacies which one can only find in Kota Bharu. Besides, there is also the Kota Bharu Central Market – a good place to purchase and explore more of Kelantan local cultural products. Most of these products are handmade and are definitely worth owning to serve as a memory for visiting Kelantan.
Kelantan’s rich historical background also contributes to the formation of various archaeological attractions which are all situated fairly near to the main accommodations – hotels - one can reside in Kota Bharu. These attractions include the Handicraft Village and Craft Museum, the Jahar Palace, the Museum Islamic, the Grand Palace, the Royal Museum, and also the War Museum. Tourists who are looking for a beach experience can also find beaches like the Cahaya Bulan Beach and the Irama Bachok Beach in Kelantan.