Sigh!!! I am getting behind in my blogging!!! I still have not givenyou my stories on Kuala Krai and Kota Bharu!
So. we are whizzing on to Kuala Krai!!!
Lots of fruits on food stalls along the way....
Kuala Krai's Big Market (Pasar Besar)
The roundabout with a gasing (spinning top) in the centre.
Policeman having his elevenses but it was so hot, he bared his midriff!
Kuala Krai town
So we leave Kuala Krai and move on the Kota Bharu
We passed some nice padi fields enroute
(Wat Photivihan is a Buddhist temple located in the district of Tumpat, Kelantan, in Malaysia. The temple is one of 25 temples found in Tumpat, and is one of the most popular in the country)
We have visited this place 30 years ago....then
In 2016, this Kirin Guardian has become a Pokestop!! such is the changes in time
Hungry dog wants to eat the buns
He topples the plate and has a nice feed!!!
We came here to view the largest reclining Buddha in this wat.
As we did so many years ago!
Then we walked to Wat Machimmaram to view the Sitting Buddha
Wat Machimmaram Sitting Buddha
The statue was simply awesome as it was huge and makes you wonder how long it took them to build it
Beautiful lilies and lotus on the grounds
So now we leave Tumpat
And enter Kota Bharu town
We checked in Tune Hotel
Gosh, wonder, what he is doing? hahaha!
After checking we drove round town. Kota Bharu is still rustic and green.
We are going to visit the famous market where women power rules: Khatijah Market
It is situated near the mosque and Trade centre, all of which are also Pokestops!
Colourful and well known market named after Prophet Mohamad's wife (the entrepreneur one) and is famous for its women traders who sit among their produce and conduct business, rather than men.
Siti Khadijah Market (Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah)
Address: Pasar Besar, Siti Khadijah, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, 15000, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, 15000, Malaysia
We leave the market (bought only fish keropok to fry back home) and went to Palace complex to visit Istana Jahar, Kota Bharu
The Istana Jahar was a royal residence in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia. It was built in 1855 by Sultan Muhammad II of Kelantan for his grandson Long Kundur. Wikipedia
The Palace built in 1855:....The palace has a pentagon-shaped porte-cocherewith the first floor balcony from which members of the royal family could watch ceremonies held in front of the palace.
Today, the palace houses the Museum of Royal Traditions and Customs of Kelantan.
The National Monument
The War Memorial
Nice, easy and cool evening to walk around looking for all the tourist sights!
We are going to the royal bridge
So this is the end of our Kota Bharu cultural walk.