Hotel Politan is located at the prime location in the heart of Kota Bharu.

We are located in the heart of Kota Bharu town centre.

Bus terminal, major shopping centres, Tabung Haji and many other favourite spots are all within walking distance of 15min.

Check out the maps below, and a few interesting locations you can visit during your stay in Kota Bharu.

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Museums in Kota Bharu

There are a few museums in Kota Bharu.

First, the State Museum which is located at Jalan Hospital, is next to Tourist Information Centre.

In 1887, Sultan Mahmud II built Istana Jahar for his grandson, Long Kundur. Today, the palace has been converted into a museum by the state government. Visitors will be enthralled by the photos, exhibits and artifacts on Kelantan's cultural village as well as the museum's intricate wood carvings, testimony to the fine craftsmanship of the kelantanese. Opening hours : 8.30 am - 4.45 pm daily (except fridays)

Then, there are a cluster of Museums which are located around Merdeka Square (Second picture on the left). One of which is the Royal Museum (First picture on the left). The Royal Museum was built in 1939 during the reign of Sultan Ismail, the Royal Museum is housed within the Istana Batu, previously used as the venue for royal weddings and as a guest house for royalty. Today, it serves as a repository for regalia and palace items belonging to formers sultans. The exhibitions include silverware, bedroom items and furniture from the royal household. A photo exhibition of the late sultan of kelantan is also on display.

New Central Market (Pasar Siti Khadijah)

The central octagonal hall opens up like a cathedral devoted to the veneration of fresh Malaysian produce. A skylight illuminates the scene in a dull sepia glow throughout the day; upper levels providing a birds-eye view of the myriad proceedings below. By the crowded standard of Malaysia's wet markets, Kota Bharu market has an overwhelming sense of austerity in comparison.

Wau Making

The state's most instantly recognizable symbol is the wau bulan ("moon kite"), which has been adopted by Malaysian Airlines as its logo.

On the road from Kota Bharu to PCB Beach(Pantai Chaya Bulan), is where Cottage Industries area located. You can see how Wau is being made here and Kelantan's exquisite range of handicrafts - the Silverware, "songket", batik and woodcarvings. They are exhibited and are for sale as well here.

Fishing Villages

No visit to Kelantan would be complete without a trip to a fishing village dubbed "the soul of Malaysia's East Coast". Two example are the Sabak Beach and Kuala Besar.

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