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Masjid kampung laut

believed to be one of the oldest mosques in malaysia. The mosque was actually dismantled and rebuilt piece by piece from its original site at kampung laut because floods from the nearby river threatened its structure. The mosque was built entirely without the use of nails. It is located at nilam puri.

Gua musang

situated at south of kelantan near the border of pahang. gua musang is the gateway from the north to the world's famous natural and national park called taman negara. Taman negara is malaysia's national park. The area is rich in variety of flora and fauna, and tropical wildlife which have attracted many nature lovers. One can also catch a train to gua musang.

Cultural centre

kelantan in hailed as the cultural haven of malaysia. It is here, at the cultural centre or gelanggang seni that you can witness kelantan's rich cultural heritage. Watch giant kites chase each other playfully in the azure sky, see tops the size of dinner plates spin frantically for hours and listen to the rich resonance of the rebana ubi (drums). in the evenings, cultural performances such as the mak yong wayang kulit and main puteri take centrestage. The wayang kulit or shadow play is a unique from of theatre inspired by the great hindu epics, the ramayana and mahabrata. The tok dalang manipulates the puppets (made from buffalo hide and mounted on rattan sticks) and modulates his voices to create drama and suspense. showtime : 3.30pm - 5.30pm (sat, mon & wed) : 9.00pm - 10.30pm (sat & wed) addmission : free.

State mosque

this mosque took ten years to build from 1916-1926 during the reign of sultan ismail. Visitors are required to seek the permission of the caretaker before entering. They should be properly attired and should remove their shoes.

Wat phothivihan

about 15 kilometres from kota bharu at kampung jambu, a village with a population of about 200 people, is the wat phothivihan, a buddist temple with a 40 long and 11 metre high reclining buddha which is one of the largest in the world.

Waterfalls

kelantan's emerald forest boast of a number of picturesque waterfalls that provide ideal spots for picnicking and relaxation. Most of these waterfalls are located in the district of pasir puteh about 35km from kota bahru. jeram pasu, located at kampung padang pak amat nd accessible by car, is far the most popular. A dip in its crystal clear icy-waters will sooth even the most weary traveller. jeram linang waterfalls, situated at pasir puteh far south of kota bharu. it is a 12 metre high waterfalls with icy cool waters at its base pool. The area and its scenic surroundings have attracted many visitors and it is a favourite place for the locals. the jewel in the crown is undoubtedly lata beringin which is noted for its 120m high waterfall. Located at the sungai pas kesedar scheme, it is accessible via a dirt track leading off from the kuala krai-gua musang highway, lata beringin is famous for its magnificent view and lush surroundings that make it a popular camping spot.

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