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The Best Things to Do in Kota Bharu

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Flea Market
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Istana Jahar , Kota Bharu
The Istana Jahar was a royal residence in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia. It was built in 1855 by Sultan Muhammad II of Kelantan for his gran
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Duration: 7 days
See the best of Malaysia on a 7-day coach tour, traveling round-trip from Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy accommodations at popular resorts in five fantastic locations — Cameron Highlands, Penang, Kota Bharu, Kuala Terengganu and Kuantan — where you’ll discover natural and cultural highlights with your informative guide. Visit the Islamic Civilization Park, tour a tea plantation, and ride a trishaw around Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage site.Hotel pickup and drop-off is included, with the additional option to transfer to the Kuantan airport (if you've booked your own evening flight on Day 6) or transfer to the Kuala Lumpur airport on Day 7.
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Perhentian Islands , Perhentian Islands
Just off the coast of West Malaysia, Perhentian Islands offer access to sandy beaches, azure seas, and dense green jungles providing a home f
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War Museum , Kota Bharu

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Kota Bharu

Flea Markets · Specialty Museums · Beaches
Known as ‘The Islamic City’, Kota Bharu offers a fine architectural mix of dignified mosques and old royal buildings. Most visitors use the town as a stopover on the way to the Perhentian Islands, but friendly locals, tasty cuisine, and easy access to authentic villages make a sound case for a longer stay. However long you stay, you should have no problem filling your Kota Bharu itinerary with interesting museums in town and temples, waterfalls, and caves in the surrounding area. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Malaysia using our trip planner.

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Where to stay in Kota Bharu

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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