Situated on the east coast of Kelantan state, Kota Bharu is an underrated destination that should have a spot on your bucket list. The charm of this city lies in its quintessentially conservative ways which makes it an excellent place to learn about the traditions of Malay culture. Visit the old temples, historic museums or take a stroll in the main markets of Kota Bharu to gorge on the finest local cuisine. If you are feeling inquisitive, take a day trip to its colorful villages and Thai Buddhist temples.
Masjid As Solihin Paya Rambai, Masjid Tok Guru, and Masjid As Solihin Paya Rambai are some other important sites that are a must-visit while in Kota Bharu. OYO Hotels near these tourist places makes it easier to explore the city to the fullest.
Spending a pleasant evening at Imara Beach and riding the Jungle railway amidst blissful surroundings are other major attractions in Kota Bharu.
Must-try Dishes in Kota Bharu
On top of being a cultural hub, Kota Bharu is famous for its mouth-watering Kelantan cuisine. Kelantan dishes are similar to that of Thai cuisine and are extremely famous among the locals. Nasi Berlauk Air Dingin is an authentic Kelantanese breakfast which you can try at Kopitiam Kita. Roti Titab is another dish you must try at this restaurant. Nasi Tumpang is a popular dish to try at the Kedai Kopi White House. While Khao Jam Mea Thong is known for its delicious Khao Jam; Bandar Baru Kubang Kerian, and Taman Sari are some of the best places to try Nasi Kak Wok.
How to Reach Kota Bharu?
Kota Bharu can be reached easily via airways and railways. If you plan to visit Kota Bharu by air, Sultan Ismail Petra Airport, located around 10 kilometers from the city center, is the closest. From here, you can either take a bus or hire a taxi to reach the city.
Another convenient way to frequent Kota Bharu is by railways. Wakaf Bharu Train Station is the closest to the city. The vast network of regular trains connects Kota Bharu with the rest of the country. There are local and national bus services that support traveling in and around the city.
OYO Hotels in Kota Bharu
To explore the wonderful city of Kota Bharu, book a stay at OYO Hotels. With all the essential amenities from spacious rooms, TV, AC, ensuite bathrooms to the swimming pool and first aid facilities, OYO Hotels in Kota Bharu ensure a hassle-free and comfortable stay during your trip.