There are many things to see and do in Kelantan. A laid-back destination situated on the north-east of peninsular Malaysia, you can savour mouthwatering halal food
and explore the best of Kelantan via a road trip
. If you're looking for more reasons to experience this beautiful Malaysian state, check out the hidden gems in Kelantan you should visit next.
1. Pantai Senok
Make your way to Pantai Senok to walk amid the tall Casuarina equisetifolia trees (also known as Pokok Rhu in Bahasa Malaysia) for a scenic escape. Soundtracked by the lapping waves that are not too far away, this picturesque spot might remind you of the trees found on Nami Island in South Korea! What a way to rekindle your last travel memories of Korea while your feet are firmly rested on Malaysian soil.
2. Masjid Jubli Perak Sultan Ismail Petra
Situated in the town of Rantau Panjang, you'll find Masjid Jubli Perak Sultan Ismail Petra. A beautiful mosque in Kelantan that earned the nickname, 'Masjid Beijing' due to its Chinese-style architecture, it is said to resemble the ancient Niujie mosque in Beijing. Named after the 28th Sultan of Kelantan, the late Sultan Ismail Petra ibni Almarhum Sultan Yahya Petra, this mosque can fit up to 1,000 worshippers at a time.
3. Zipline at Jelawang Pipe Resort
As much as Kelantan is known for its laid-back getaways, you can get a dose of adrenaline through outdoor adventures too. If you're ready to take your adventure to new heights, make your way to Jelawang Pipe Resort for an afternoon of ziplining and flying fox! Besides that, you can also up the ante with a thrilling ATV ride and spend the night in their colourful capsule rooms.
4. Pantai Suri Floating Market (Kelantan Floating Market)
If you miss shopping at the floating markets in Bangkok and Hat Yai, heal your travel blues at Pantai Suri Floating Market (Kelantan Floating Market). Situated in the area of Tumpat, visit each boat to discover an array of fresh seafood, snacks and local dishes to try. Most locals would purchase the food from the boat and lay down a picnic mat for some quality family time!
5. Pantai Mek Mas
If your last memory of Australia is the Lancelin Sand Dunes in Perth, you're going to find something similar at Pantai Mek Mas
! There are no tours available at this scenic attraction, and you can explore them at your own pace. Once you found the right spot, don't forget to take some awesome photos for the 'gram too!
6. Medan Ilmu Kota Bharu
If you're looking for the gorgeous street art in Kelantan, you can spot it near Medan Ilmu Kota Bharu on Jalan Dato Pati. Besides admiring the vibrant colours of the carpet murals, the Palestine Street Alley also includes murals that represent its arts and culture as well as sights in the Middle East.
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