Kelantan - State And Attractions | Kelantan is positioned in the north-east of Peninsular Malaysia. It is bordered by Narathiwat Province of Thailand to the north, Terengganu to the south-east, Perak to the west, and Pahang to the south. To the north-east of Kelantan is the South China Sea.
Kelantan is located in the north-eastern corner of the peninsula, Kelantan, which is said to translate as the "Land of Lightning" (see alternate theories below), is an agrarian state with lush paddy fields, rustic fishing villages and casuarina-lined beaches. Kelantan is home to some of the most ancient archaeological discoveries in Malaysia, including several prehistoric aboriginal settlements.
Due to Kelantan's relative isolation and largely rural lifestyle, Kelantanese culture differs somewhat from Malay culture in the rest of the peninsula; this is reflected in the cuisine, arts, and the peculiar Kelantanese Malay dialect, which is unintelligible even for some speakers of standard Malay.
DistrictsDistricts in Kelantan are called Jajahans, though actually the direct translation of Tanah Jajahan in Malay to English is 'Occupied Territories'. Kelantan was a divided feudal state, a common situation in the Malay Peninsula, with separate petty local rulers. However, a strong one managed to rise and conquer all these small petty territories. In the end, Kelantan became united under one Sultan.
1. Jajahan Kota Bharu
2. Jajahan Pasir Mas
3. Jajahan Tumpat
4. Jajahan Pasir Puteh
5. Jajahan Bachok
6. Jajahan Kuala Krai
7. Jajahan Machang
8. Jajahan Tanah Merah
9. Jajahan Jeli
10. Jajahan Gua Musang
11. Jajahan Dabong
12. Jajahan Kota Mahligai
1. Wat Phothivihan
Wat Phothivihan is a one of 25 temples found in Tumpat. The temple houses a 40-metre statue of a sleeping Buddha, which is the longest of its kind in Southeast Asia.
2. Pantai Cahaya Bulan (Moonlight Beach)
3. Pantai Bisikan Bayu (Beach of Whispering Breeze)
4. Pantai Irama (Beach Of Melody)
5. Handicraft Village and Craft Museum
6. Kota Baharu Walking Tour
7. Siti Khadijah Market
8. War Museum
9. Kuala Krai Dabong River Cruise
10. Gunung Stong State Park
11. Istana Balai Besar (The Grand Palace)