Kota Bharu is the royal seat and capital city of the state of Kelantan on the east coast of Malaysia. Located near the border with Thailand, Kota Bharu offers visitors an authentic immersion experience into the melting pot of Southeast Asian culture of both countries. Visitors get to see the Beijing Mosque built in a rarely seen Chinese style. Wat Phothivihan is a famous Buddhist Temple. Pantai Cahaya Bulan is one of the best beaches in Malaysia, and the Central Market is a visual delight that is included in most city tours. Get a car for hire in Kota Bharu and visit all these attractions and destinations nearby.
Perhaps, the best place to start is Independence Square or Padang Merdeka. Get a car for rent in Kota Bharu and you can easily move around to see all the famous attractions nearby, including the Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah aka the Central Market, and the Istana Balai Besar which is the Royal Palace. Visit the silverware factory on Jalan Sultanah Zainab, enjoy the sunset view at the Royal Jetty, and then head for the bustling night market or Pasar Malam.
Assuming you have already been to the Central Market, the other must-visit place for shopaholics is the Parkson KBTC (Kota Bharu Trade Center) on Jalan Buluh Kubu – the largest mall in the city. If you still hanker for more mall shopping, try the KB Mall on Jalan Hamzah.
One reason why a lot of people come to Kota Bharu is to enjoy a beach holiday, soaking in the sun and sand on beaches, such as Pantai Cahaya Bulan. This is a magnificent beach with golden sands, crystal blue waters, and tall swaying palms in the background. All your troubles will melt away in this incredibly beautiful setting, as you relish a plateful of crisp fried seafood, washed down with coconut water. Apart from Pantai Cahaya Bulan, other beaches nearby worth a look include the Bachok beaches, like Pantai Irama, which is about 30 minutes from Kota Bharu.
Moving around in the city, and between the city and the beaches, is a lot easier if you have your own car. It is essential to have a car particularly if you want to see the world famous attractions nearby. Book your car rental in Kota Bharu now, and plan your visits to Wat Phothivihan at Kampung Jambu and to Tumpat to see the biggest reclining Buddha statue in Malaysia. You can then head for the Thai border past Pasir Mas to see the Beijing Mosque in Rantau Panjang, and if you are willing to cross over the border to Thailand, then continue on for a one-hour drive past Sungai Padi to Narathiwat on the Thai coast.
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