Kelantan Top 10 things to do

Beach activities abound. Where there's a beach, there's always something to do. Many beaches have sailing craft such as small catamarans that can be hired or simply don a pair of goggles and stick your head underwater. If that doesn't suit you then flop down in the sand and catch some of Malaysia's glorious can at least take a tan back home if not the prove you've been in the tropics.

Handicraft Vilage and Craft MuseumHandicraft Vilage and Craft Museum Kelantan's exquisite range of handicrafts which include silverware, songket, batik and wood cravings are displayed and sold here. You cannot come to Kelantan and miss this, especially if you are looking to do some shopping and want to take something extra special back to your homeland.

Fishing VillageFishing Village No visit to Kelantan is complete without a trip to one of its many fishing villages that form the soul of Malaysia's East Coast. One of the best known of these fishing villages is at Sabak Beach, 14 km from Kota Bharu. Watch local fisherman returning from the sea in the late afternoon, their colourful boats laden with the day's catch. A noisy yet interesting time of haggling ensues between the fisherman and their customers on the beach. Other activities that one can witness at the village include drying of fish and mending of nets.

Jungle walking (Trekking) This is usually high on the list for anyone planning a trip to Malaysia. The Malaysian rain forests are unique in the world and the oldest on the planet. A trip to one of the national parks where you can take guided jungle treks both day and night can be a profound experience. Discover the world's largest flower, fantastically adapted insects and mammals and trees that will make you gawk at their size.

Kuala Krai Museum and Mini ZooKuala Krai Museum and Mini Zoo Here's something the whole family can enjoy...Located in Kuala Krai about 64 km from Kota Bharu, the mini zoo is home to a variety of animals such as bears, deer, monkeys and birds. The mini museum houses a collection of preserved animals as well as photographs and documents relating to the founding of Kuala Krai. Collect some brochures and information for that school project when the family returns 'home'.

Museum of Royal Traditions and CustomsMuseum of Royal Traditions and Customs Built in 1887 by Sultan Muhammad II for his grandson Long Kundur, this former palace, Istana Jahar, is now a museum of cultural history. The intricate wood carvings are testimony to the superb craftsmanship of the Kelantanese. Photographs, artifacts and exhibits on Kelantan's rich cultural heritage will keep visitors enthralled.River Cruise

River Cruise Visitors will enjoy taking a cruise up the Kelantan River into the virgin rainforest of Kelantan. Marvel at the grandeur of the ancient rainforest and alert your senses to signs of wildlife along the way. Another attraction of the cruise is to take in the sights of the river communities and their activities.Spelunking

Spelunking Nature has been almost as generous to Malaysia regarding its caves as it has with the rain forest. In fact, almost every national park in Malaysia has a significant limestone cave system, and many of them offer guided tours, with varying levels of penetration.

Traditional activities in KelantanTo see a wide range of Kelantanese traditional pastimes, Gelanggang Seni is the right place to visit. Regular performances are held every week, usually in afternoons and evenings. Kelantanese traditional pastimes activities such as bird singing competitions, kite-flying, playing gasing (top spinning), rebana drums, silat – weaponless Malay art of self defence, and wayang kulit or the shadow play can be seen here. Gelanggang Seni is located in Jalan Mahmood and opened from the month of February to October, except in the fasting month.

White Water RaftingWhite water rafting As with many of Malaysia's river's they simply beg one to get in the water or on it, as the case may be. Depending on the rains this can be an exhilarating experience or a gentle drift down-stream, whichever way you negotiate the rivers, there's plenty to see as you go, as the wildlife along the river banks can be extensive.

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