If you like peace, this will be the best city to visit, they are not in hurry for everything. You can get anything you want even though this a muslim state.
The conservative city of Kota Bharu is the capital of the state of Kelantan. Kelantan is part of a federation where an Islamic majority party is in power for many years.
These Islamic influences are still clearly visible in the daily street life. The city is situated in the north of the Peninsular Malaysia, close to the southern Thai border. The cities at the east side of the peninsula show a different aspect of Malaysia. In this area the Muslim culture influences daily life in every level. Tourists usually travel via this city to get to the tropical island of Perhentian. Those who stay over in Kota Bharu usually visit the traditional markets, museums and mosques.
a descent city with nice people. For a tourist, there's nothing much to see. However, since its quite near to Siam, its a good pit-stop to continue your journey to north
It is a place to learn and know about the Malay tradition and culture. Uniquely, the local Chinese are able to speak the Kelantanese dialect quite well.
you can go to Pantai Cahaya Bulan (beaches) to have a beutiful scenery and play kites and it tooks about 15-20mins via car from airport.
Its a lovely place to visit and shop. Being on business trip I was able to witness the diversity of the place especially at night.
The local dishes and the numerous eating eateries makes it easy to get food.Of course the Batik collection and Songket is a must buy if you are in Kelantan.I suggest that the Batik design be of international flavours with pastel colours and less of crystals.The design must change frequently.Also caters for home such as table cloth, table runner, handbags etc. Kota Bharu has good numbers of shops selling jewellery and the designs are good. I would like to suggest that the airport has 1 jewellary shop as business travelers does not have mush time to shop in town.
This city were claim as a islamic state mean that some restriction that you should follow. you may go to internet to get some information.
Beer is only can found at some chinese store and most of the shop do not offer any beer.
A conservative state. Food are generally good but need look for clean food. Hotels are generally overprice.
Interesting site need get around by car.
An emerging city caught in a transition between tradition and modernity. A city with strong Islamic influences and very traditional dwellers.
First time travelers will be in for a culture shock! Modesty in dress code and behavior is the norm. Cleanliness is a constant challenge. Take great care about drinking water: only use bottled drinks! Exercise caution when dining outside of hotels: some eateries may not be that hygienic. Overall, Kota Bharu is a great travel attraction if you're a seasoned traveler and ready for something new in Malaysia.
Kota Bahru was a Islamic State, no alcohor can be found over here in the evening you have nothing much to do.
Never dispointed to visit for second time if you plan your visit, stay near to interesting place and to taste many food stalls around Kota Bharu itself.
so far everything is good in kota bahru, only the taxi fare is quite expensive. from kota bahru to aiport they charge about RM30, they only take about 10 minutes drive.
so i feel it's not good for the visitor's who came for travel.
Kota Bahru is a very quiet city and the people there are very friendly. The food is very delicious and Nasi Kerabu is a must try and also the teh ais madu near Kedai Buloh in Warung Pak Mat is superb.
Very local, great for nature and to know more about the Traditional life and nice finger food all over the place.
The RITZ Boutique Restaurant cook delicious lamb dishes. At Pantai Chahaya Bulan malay stall serve Special Teh Tarik with honey.
is a dull city. A transit point to go to the Islands. The main attraction is City Khadija Fruit Markey and the nearby Batik shops but that is it.
Food Heaven! Yes, there are plenty of restaurants/cafes/stalls serving delicious traditional Kelantanese treats.
Breakfast at Kopitiam Kita is a must for travelers to Kota Bharu. Try the various selections of Nasi Belauk (white rice served with fish cooked in yellow coconut gravy + cucumber + chili dip)...with the most famous being the Nasi Belauk Air Dingin. They also serve satay and Roti Titab (french toast served with half-boiled egg and homemade Pandan Kaya) as breakfast there. Don't forget to try Cholek (seafood, vege and chicken fritters served with homemade chilli dip) at night. Try one of the few famous Cholek restaurants/stalls near Cherang and on the way to Kubang Kerian. But be patient because it is most likely than not that you have to join the long queue here. Ayam Percik (chicken grilled with special chili coconut gravy) and all sorts of Kelantanese desserts must be tasted too. Go to Kampung Sireh or Kubang Pasu for these. Simply yummy! Besides food, don't forget to visit the many Songket and Batik shops around Kota Bharu. If you want to try your hand at Batik drawing (mencanting batik), go to the PCB area. On the way there you can stop at Kampung Badang, for a visit to a famous award-winning traditional kite-maker, Pak Shafie. His workshop is near the Badang Police Station.
Variety of cuisines ranging from Malay,Chinese,Indian and Siamese food. You need to know exact location for good food especially for breakfast!!!!
Travel a bit further and there is beaches Travel a bit further and you able to buy freshly made cracker
Pls do not visit this city during the month of Ramadhan if u are a non-muslim. There are nearly 0 shops open during day time even the fast food restaurants.
Very quiet town with absolutely no nightlife. Quite scary to walk around alone at night and there were sounds which sounded like gunshots being fired.
a peaceful place. place to visit : Wat Phothikyan Phut Thak Tham, Wat Photivihan Food must try : Khao Jam
Many cultural and historical building and tourist point around the city area. Taste the famous and delicious Kelantan food like Nasi Kerabu, Nasi Dagang and etc at Kota Bharu.
Besides, there are some beaches, reserve forest and caves at Kelantan and the detail information can be easily obtained from the tourist information centre at Kota Bharu city centre.
I kind of like the town, people are friendly but their dialect is different and at times hard to understand, eventhough I understand the malay language.
Food - nasi air, laksam, nasi dagang, etc. Shopping - Pasar Siti Khadijah (go upstairs! Look for stairs near entrances), Bazar Buluh.
Museum - Istana Jahar, State Museum, Bank Kerapu (War Museum), Dewan Syurga (Islamic Museum)
Its basically a city with local products in markets and local food. Other than that, its disappointing.
Kota Bharu is a more conservative town in Malaysia. On of the things that ladies will absolutely love is the amazing "batik" cloth which Kelanatan really excels at.
When you visit somewhere like Siti Hadijah Market you will see such an array of vibrant colours that you will not want to leave.
This place is full of trees and flower. if you like nature definately must come. Not only having good time in Kota Bahru but also drive into Thailand in just 30 minutes.
You can enjoy the food and culture of two different cities.