Kelantan Attractions

Top Things to Do in Kelantan

Things to Do in Kelantan

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  • Joey K
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia557 contributions
    This is a very interesting market to visit. Most of the stalls are managed by women. You can buy many local stuffs here from daily necessities, clothes, food, fruits etc. Interestingly, some of the things here are quite cheap. We even saw turtle eggs for sale. There's also local tobacco available, some facial pellets for smooth skin, keropok etc.
    It's a one of the must-see places when in Kota Bharu
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • Vince_kp
    Johor Bahru, Malaysia65 contributions
    After kinda long dry spell of non trekking for months, we again was invited by our good fren Catherine Chan to trek with her trekking buddies to Mount Baha @1450mt, Mount Ayam @1550mt, Mount Stong @1422mt and also relax at Jelawang Waterfall, the highest Waterfall in SEA @700mt.

    20 buddies were teamed up lead by Su Sms & Arthur Phang.

    The 2's really shows great leaderships. Arthur has been volunteering to acquiring 20 returned KTM tickets for all, knowing the slim chances of getting such huge numbers of tickets in single purchase, by constant checking at the JB's KTM Office as well as phone calling to KL's KTM Office. Su Sms on the other hand has been coordinating with Alan, the local guide and never failed in ensuring anticipated safety for the group, constantly acted as sweepers.

    Most of the 20s were 1st timers to the mountains' treks. Shy to admit too that most also are 1st timers in taking KTM's as well.

    The journey by train itselves took 16hrs one way, was exciting. We got to sleep in the sleeper cabin.

    Ben See, Catherine chan, Suk John, Jacky Tang, Irene Wong and Guat Lay Tee are the few which we knew and has had trek together before. Some we met during trekking. Their presence does lessen the anonymity among the group.

    Despite most in the team are anonymous to us, we quickly cozied up.

    On 30th Nov, we trekked 3 peaks in a single go; not an easy feat I affirmed; our perseverence were question, more then once, thou only in our heart; silence.

    Both my legs were sore nonetheless, but the satisfaction were ginormous. It was a 9 hrs trekking with little rest inbetween. To add salt to it, its was raining but it was sporadic.

    During the last leg, just before we decended to Camp Baha at 5:30pm, in that short stretch I slipped fell 5 times with no injury except a scratch on my left leg of which the sore is negligible to felt with. I would want to blame my "Addidas Kampong" but facts remain, its the almost total drain - exhaustion that's the reason compounded by the slippery decending muddy surface prior to raining; traction was bad with my type of unstudded sole.

    And then there's raining the day we arrived and sporadic raining on the trekking day which was demotivating, but insufficient to break our trekking spirits; we move forth. The wetness does resulted the ground surface became slippery that we need to trade with utmost care to prevent falling. Walking sticks were used to break the possible fall.

    The rainy season also bring forth its nasty residence; leaches. Thoes "muther-forker" really festing on our blood. Most end up bloodied, not by one...not two but few. It really irk me mere thinking back. But, its a small price compare to the rewards of summitting 3 peaks in one go and survive with little damage to our mortal bodies; scratches irregardless.

    Camp Baha @463mt does posed a challenge to some, me especially, with a backpack of approximately 16kg of foods, cooking utensils, tents, clothing and whats not to survive the 3 days out of civilisation during our initial trek up.

    Just as we touch gound at Camp Baha, the sky open-up...drenching with rain we struggle in haste to set-up our tent. Little did we realise, despite the cautious we anticipated putting up the tent, the sleeping sheet still wetted by it. Geraldine Lau does a great job in soaking away the water.

    Just as we thought all are good, we realised there were embeded stones poking our back when we lay down to rest our tired self. Mentally ignoring the discomfort we turn-it into an avenue to massage our back instead. Its not so bad actually; free massage. That my frens are what so called - positive thinkers.

    We hit the mountain foot on 2nd Dec @~3:30pm. We hanged out at the train station, some feasted on the cheap food offered; lamb chop at a cheap cost of RM12.90; only in Kelantan I reckon...πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. 1.5lt mineral water @RM2. If that's not a steal what are?

    Since our train only arrive at 9:30pm, with lotsa time in hand, few of us took a stroll around the small village. Clicking away with our mobile phone's camera the scenery does kinda enchanting to be contented with.

    As it was getting dark, we stroll back to the station.

    With still time in hand, getting bored of waiting we proceed by getting the railway officer busy, he explained to us the draconian British's inherited railway communication system.

    The train arrive in time and off we went.

    Few of us loitered at the train's cabin cafe talking about everything and nothing till everyones' eye-lids were too heavy and we called it a day. Back to our sleeping cubicles....snooring off; wake up in time to catch our breakfast.

    We reached Kempas (some in Kulai) at approximately 11:45am.

    In our haste to reach home, we took a waiting taxi at the station. Once the taxi moved we realised that the meter wasnt operating. Out of courtesy we asked and was told our cost of RM27 we paid during our trip there are not acceptable. Noticing we were trapped, I said "its my mistake that I did not ask earlier if it is by meter (as all taxis are bounds by law to used meter), I ask him how much? Knowing we arent some easy meat he gave a reasonable rate of RM35. Hangling further we ask for RM30 and was agreed.

    That's the brief summary of our trip, issolating away the other tedious part of washing the tent cloths etc.
    Written 2 July 2019
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  • jennyjenny m
    Zurich, Switzerland26 contributions
    I recomend doing a 2-, 3- or 4-day treks. We (couple) did 3D 2N with au guide & 4 other people. First we went to the canopy walk which was nice but not exactley the off the civilasation experience I was hoping this trek to be. Afterweards it just got better: walking through the jungle, sleeping in a cave & on a watchtower, watching wild animals. We were just 4 other people & the only humans we met were one more trekking group & one french couple. My advice: If you hire a sleeping bag or anything else from the company you're booking the tour with, take a good look at the stuff - afterwards you can't swap them. I didn't do this and ended up with a terribly stinking sleeping bag that I couldn't use (but of course still had to carry).
    Written 11 September 2015
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  • KuantanTraveller
    Kuantan, Malaysia225 contributions
    Short stretch of beach. However a number of local food stalls available. Sells variety of fried prawn, fish, squid and fishballs. Overall, good visit with family with good foods. Lucky for us, during our visit, not many people visit yet, but if its 5pm, am sure it will be hectic and traffic jam.
    Written 20 September 2020
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  • leisure1507
    Singapore, Singapore189 contributions
    Largest sitting Buddha in south east Asia. About 30 min driving from Kota Bahru. Parking available. Not much information available. Just so unusual to see a wat among all the mosques around.
    Written 10 April 2022
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  • HRS_6
    Kluang, Malaysia1,523 contributions
    You could picture how royalty lived ages ago. The entrance fee is MYR1, for senior citizens? Also, picture taking is allowed
    Written 22 November 2021
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  • paulynyyy
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,997 contributions
    The Thai Temple houses one of the biggest Sleeping Buddha and one of the 25 temples in this area of Tumpat, making a suitable day trip for temple visits (with own transport, as public transport can be time consuming).

    We had Thai lunch at the stalls around the temple and we walked around the temple after that. Despite the hot weather, this temple was breezy and serene.
    Written 21 February 2020
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  • Joe M
    5 contributions
    What an amazing sight! These fireflies are true natural wonders and a must see.. at Min firefly garden as the hosts are warm, welcoming and very well informed. A great overall experience.
    Written 19 October 2019
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  • pianocello
    Shah Alam, Malaysia1,254 contributions
    Compared to the other Thai temples in Tumpat, there's actually more to see. The hall of the dragon boat has some nice murals and the most has fishes. The other hall had a really impressive Buddha statue.
    One thing, the access road can be very narrow and steep.
    Written 24 March 2019
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  • Syamsudin
    Kota Bharu, Malaysia1 contribution
    This is one of the best place to stay and relax in my opinion not just there are lot of fun activity here, people here is really nice and lovely and giving me a really good experience. Also i want to mention about this specific restaurant here located near the kayak activity, food there is one of the best and funky menu name.
    Written 29 January 2022
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  • Nikkihasny
    107 contributions
    Kota Bharu being a sleepy town in the east coast has few malls. One of it is AEON mall. Located a little bit outside city centre, this is a fairly new, modern mall with good facilities. It has plenty of mid range international brands for fashion and homewares.
    Main shop anchor shop would be AEON deparmental store itself taking 3 floors. Ground floor is where the groceries shop is.
    The restaurants here are plenty ranging from foodcourt (3rd Floor) to dine in restaurants (Ground Floor).
    Parking is easy and free although you need to take a parking ticket. English is spoken here.
    Written 12 March 2020
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  • celsim2000uae
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia52 contributions
    I was here last in Feb 2019 and did not bother with this, thinking that the Royal family here had no interest for me. However, I had some free time and decided to visit and I was pleasantly surprised as it gives you an insight into more recent history of the Royal family as well as Malaysia since WW2 (mainly). It is good to see "real" artifacts like the beds that were slept in, clothes they wore and the dining table that was sat at. I found the pictures very interesting too, especially of one of the Sultans smoking.(which would never be seen today!)
    Written 31 December 2019
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  • Poul C
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia17 contributions
    Hard to imagine a cave can dissappear but we searched around based on the map coordinates provided and couldn't get access to the rock face due to heavy vegetation. It may still be there but certainly not easily accessible.
    The railway station nearby is worth a visit for its simplicity and old time feel
    Not much has changed since the railway was constructed more than 100years ago
    Written 8 August 2020
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  • Joey K
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia557 contributions
    If you like history and museum, this would be a good stop over to understand the Japanese invasion of Malaya through Kelantan. An interesting fact is Kelantan was once ruled by Thailand as a gift from the Japanese to the Thai Monarchy for allowing them to go through without any resistance
    There's also a replica of Fat Man and Little Boy bombs that destroyed Japan.
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • HRS_6
    Kluang, Malaysia1,523 contributions
    A bit rundown. Nothing much to see for MYR2. Except for eatery next to it, Nasi Ulam Cikgu. The shop and art workshops were not working properly
    Written 22 November 2021
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