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Istana Jahar, Kota Bharu

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  • A lovely museum to check out while you're in Kota Bharu. Gorgeous woodwork and handicrafts throughout, interesting historical photos, and carved boats out back.  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • Should pay a visit with rm2 for entrance. You will love the history and the architecture
  • 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.
  • Place to learn about Kelantan traditional Royal Ceremonies, important piece of Malay's culture; weapons that used long ago which exhitbited in waepon gallery. Potential tourist attractions but lack of local authorities attention.
  • See brief history of Kelantan royalty at this museum. Artifacts on display include royal dress, ceremonies, weapons etc
  • Good historical museum of the sultan life in the past, recommend for visiting

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Most accommodation in Kota Bharu remains clustered near downtown on the right bank of the Sungai Kelantan River. Options range from small budget-friendly guesthouses to towering modern hotels, with everything staying relatively affordable. Spending a little extra generally results in a significant upgrade in quality, with simple rooms quickly turning into well-appointed digs replete with amenities such as Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and access to a swimming pool. Still, those stretching their travel budgets should find plenty of basic, clean rooms around town.
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