4 days in Kuala Terengganu & Kelantan Itinerary

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Kuala Terengganu
— 1 night
Kota Bharu
— 1 night


Kuala Terengganu — 1 night

Once a small fishing village, Kuala Terengganu is now a developing city where skyscrapers often stand shoulder to shoulder with traditional kampong-style houses.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Crystal Mosque. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, then hunt for treasures at Pasar Payang, and then take a stroll through Kampung China (Chinatown).

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Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February, expect nights in Kuala Terengganu to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Kota Bharu.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Kota Bharu — 1 night

The Islamic City

Known as ‘The Islamic City’, Kota Bharu offers a fine architectural mix of dignified mosques and old royal buildings.
On the 25th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Cahaya Bulan, then see the interesting displays at Istana Jahar, then see the interesting displays at Handicraft Village and Craft Museum, Kelantan, and finally make a trip to Wat Photivihan Sleeping Buddha.

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Drive from Kuala Terengganu to Kota Bharu in 3 hours. February in Kota Bharu sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trip
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Kelantan travel guide

Flea Markets · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
The Blissful Abode
With its own distinct culture, charmingly traditional rural landscape, and a wealth of ancient history, a cultural trip to Kelantan offers plenty of attractions for tourists. The Tittiwangsa Mountains kept the state virtually isolated from its surrounds for centuries, with visitors having to hike for weeks to make it there. As such, it developed its own arts, cuisine, and a dialect that is unintelligible even to many Malay speakers. To bypass the mountains, travelers to and from the state took to the seas, which bred a maritime culture that often came under attack from piracy. High peaks, coastal regions, and fertile rice fields make for a diverse geography that's a delight to explore.