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Istana Jahar, Kota Bharu

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  • August 15, 2017
    The museum features Kelantan's cultural heritage through photographs and a great variety of artefacts. We were further amazed by the intricate wood carvings lining the building. After our visit, we we...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Nice place to visit. Not large but more than enough to get an impression how it there used to through the forest at a sultan and his family.
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  • July 31, 2017
    Very interesting displays, plenty to see plus info in English. Marriage and birth rituals plus a second building all about traditional weapons. Go - not much else to do in Kota Bharu!  more »
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  • August 23, 2017
    This gives a glimpse of life in the Palace in good old days. However, I find there are not detailed written description of items displayed. On the whole, because the entrance fee is cheap, It is still alright to pay a visit, afterall, there are not much things to do or see in Kota Bharu.
  • April 29, 2017
    A must visit place when you are in Kota Bharu. Espceially if you love old palaces and you love architecture and the wood carving art. They have many regalia and display but labels are not really well written. They should've have put more information or give pamphlets for tourist to learn more.
  • April 16, 2017
    It's a pleasant museum but it didn't excite me. It's quaint but there is not so much to see as it's quite small.
  • July 25, 2017
    Good upkeep. Nicely displayed exhibits.
  • August 25, 2017
    If you want to learn about Kelantan's Royal history, then here it is

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