map and location of Historical Quarters
the following places are are all within a few walking minutes:
The Grand Palace
Istana Balai Besar was built in 1844 from cengal timber.
The mosque was built in 1867 from premium wood and was transformed to the present concrete building in 1922 with extentions made in 1959, 1968, 1976 and 1987. It can accommodate 240 devotees.
The first floor of the building is used as an Islamic library while the ground floor is used as an exhibition hall and an Islamic museum.
entry: RM2 (locals RM1), opened Sat-Thur 8.30am - 4.45pm
about the events of the 2nd World War. It was near Kota Bahru when the japanese troops first landed on the soil of Malaya to start the occupation in 1941
Royal Customs & Ceremonies Museum
entry: RM3 (locals RM1.50), Sat-Thur 8.30 - 4.45pm