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Kelantan

The rustic state of Kelantan is also known as 'The Cradle of Malay Culture'. Quaint villages and time-honoured culture and heritage that predate the formation of Malaysia still exists here today as they have centuries before.

1. Gelanggang Seni (Cultural Centre)

Discover folk arts and traditional performances here, signature attractions of Kelantan. Age-old cultural performance can also be enjoyed here.

Wayang Kulit

2. Handicraft Village

Begin your tour to Kota Bharu here at the Handicraft Village. Set within a beautiful courtyard, the complex also houses a Craft Museum among other things. Visitors get to browse through handicrafts and souvenirs or watch cultural performances held occasionally.

Batik

3. Gunung Stong

The most popular eco-adventure destination of Kelantan, Gunung Stong, or Stong Mountain, offers its visitors a chance to jungle-trek, go mountaineering or just bask in nature. The mountain rises up 1,433 metres in the Stong State Park.

Gunung Stong

4. Kuala Koh National Park

The northern entry point to Taman Negara, this place spreads over 1,043 square kilometres. The park is an undisturbed jungle teeming with life.

Wayang Kulit

5. Siti Khadijah Market

A bustling bazaar offering visitors a chance to pick up local fruits, vegetables and spices.

Siti Khadijah Market

6. Caving in Gua Ikan, Gua Gelap and Gua Cha

There are a number of caves in Kelantan, of which the largest is Gua Ikan, or Fish Cave, named after a fish-shaped rock inside.

Caving in Gua Ikan, Gua Gelap and Gua Cha

7. Cottage Industries

Kelantan is famed for its arts and crafts. And there's no better place to see and buy them at Cahaya Bulan (Moon Light) Beach. At this beach, visitors can purchase handicraft from the many stores along the beach.

Cottage Industries

8. Pantai Cahaya Bulan

A beach famous for the many shops that sell arts and crafts along a stretch of road.

Pantai Cahaya Bulan

9. Museum of Royal Traditions and Customs
(Istana Jahar)

Soak in the opulent grandeur of Malaysia's royal customs and traditions. Learn about Malaysian royal engagements, weddings, births and other ceremonial occasions. Built in 1887, the building is a fine example of the state's fine craftsmanship.

Museum of Royal Traditions and Customs (Istana Jahar)

10. Local Favourites

A delightful assortment of local fare offers taste buds an exciting gastronomic adventure. Try some of these if you have the chance; Nasi Kerabu, Nasi Dagang, Ayam Percik, Serunding (Meat Floss), Dodol, Jala Mas, Lompat Tikam.