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
Zeck’s Traveller’s Inn
Homestay-like hostel in a residential area close to the city center. It is almost like staying with a malay family. Zeck and his family are lovely hosts and run the place for over 20 years already.
Wats around Kota Bharu, Kota Bharu
There are a few impressive thai buddhist temple between Kota Bahru and near thai border in the north
Central Market (Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah), Kota Bharu
very colourful dry and wet market in the city center
Butterfly Farm, Cameron Highlands
The Butterfly Farm is located around the Kea Farm area north of Brinchang (town north of Tanah Ratah) showing, besides butterflies, a wide variety of plants, flowers, insects and reptiles. Best to to visit with an experienced guide otherwise you miss a lot of interesting things.