Nature and Adventure

Batik Printing

Batik is indigenous to Kelantan. The first cotton sarungs were printed using the stamp block method but since then newer methods and different materials have been employed. A visit to the batik factory gives an insight the entire process of Batik Printing. Some of the bigger factories are at kampung puteh, kubor koda and kampung badang. open between 8.30am to 5.00pm daily except fridays.

Kelantan Silver

Kelantan Silver is renowned for its intricacy of design and superior workmanship. Silversmiths use two kinds of technique; filigree and repousse. Items range from the functional to the purely ornamental and include fruit bowls, tea sets, ash trays, brooches and bracelets. You can visit the silvercraft factory at kampung sireh, kampung marak or at kampung badang on the road to Pantai Cahaya Bulan. Open from 8.30am to 5.00pm daily except fridays.

Kite Making

Kelantan is the home of giant kites that soar through the air with nary a care in the world. Kite-flying usually takes place after the harvest when farmers have time on their hands to fashion and fly these waus. There are many different types- Wau Kucing, Wau Merak, Wau Bulan to name a few.Along the road to Pantai Cahaya Bulan, there are many such establishment producing these gaily-decorated kites. These establishments can be reached by boarding Bus No.10 in front of the New Central market.

River Cruise & Jungle Trekking

Visitors who are into eco-tourism 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 riverine communities and their activities. To take the River Cruise, one has first to get to Kuala Krai, about an hour and a half south of Kota Bahru. At Kuala Krai, take the boat at the riverside jetty to begin the 2 hours cruise that will end in Dabong. From Dabong, several options are available. You can either take the train for the return trip back to Wakaf Baru and then to Kota Bahru or proceed to Jelawang for a jungle trekking experience. This requires an overnight stay at one of the chalets located here. Don't miss visitong the spectacular Jelawang Waterfalls, a rewarding experience inspite of the 1 ½ hours jungle trek to get there. Alternately, one can take the south bound train feom Dabong to Gua Musang, a 2 ½ hours journey. Here is where the majestic Lata Beringin Waterfalls is located. Gua Musang is also lies in the vicinity Taman Negara amidst the splendour of the world's oldest rainforest.Explore the many limestone caves, cascading Waterfalls or enjoy a riverboat safari. Kuala Koh, approximately 90km from Gua Musang, is another attractive spot for visitors to Taman Negara apart from the park headquaters at Kuala Tahan in the neighbouring state of Pahang. Kuala Koh boasts of pleasant natural settings and lush rainforest greenery. It is ideal for nature activitives such as jungle-trekking, bird watching, river rafting, fishing and mountain climbing. Kuala Koh is 2 hours from Gua Musang by the Gua-Musang-Kuala Krai Highway.

Songket Weaving

Songket, aptly dubbed Malaysia's "cloth of gold", is a proud legacy of the Kelantan and Pattani courts. Once strictly reserved for royalty, songket is now used for ceremonial occasions and weddings. Richly woven with gold or silver threads, songket was the dramatic consequence of the region's early trade with China (Which supplied the silk) and India (gold and silver threads). You may like to visit a songket-weaving factory at Kampung Penambang, about 4 km north of Kota Bharu, en route to Pantai Cahaya Bulan.

Wood Carving

Kelantan's woodcarvers are some of the best in the redion. They produce lovely mirror frames, panels, lamp stands and headboards. Floral motifs are the norm.

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