kelantan in heritage

Kelantan In Heritage

The best state in Malaysia for interesting vacation and holiday.

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Wayang Kulit

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Gunung Stong ( Mount of Stong)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007
The Stong State Park (formerly called Jelawang Jungle) is listed among the top five unique ecotourism destinations in Malaysia and is situated on the fringes of Malaysia’s massive Titiwangsa range. The mountainous backdrop there is made up of a chain of majestic peaks, waiting to be conquered – Gunung Ayam, Gunung Stong, Gunung Tera, Gunung Saji, Gunung Koh, Gunung Baha, Gunung Beirut, Gunung Che Tahir. (Gunung is the local word for mountain). It covers an area of 61,734 hectares of land dotted with high peaks, dense forest, a variety of caves, rivers and waterfalls. Its thick jungle is home to elephants, tigers, bears, gibbons, hornbills and a range of other exotic wildlife, as well as a variety of flora and fauna including the world’s largest flower, the rafflesia of the kerii meyer species, and the endemic long-sectioned bamboo, a type of purple orchid (didymocarpus calcareous) and a unique palm species (lycuala stongesis).

Among the interesting places located here:

1. Crab Door Spider
2. Ginger Family
3. Wild Boar
4. Track Down Animal Tracks – Tapir, Bear & Elephant
5. Bamboo Area
6. Giant Pitcher Plant
7. Rock Shelter
8. Seven Level Waterfalls
9. Princess Well
10. Princess Pool
11.Panaromic View & Sunrise from a top of First Waterfall
13.Species of Monkeys / Gibbons
14.Orchid Season – End of August to September
15.Learn about traditional medicine that Nature provides

It is more than this if you come by yourself and feel it.

Wat Phothivihan - the biggest in Asia

Monday, September 3, 2007

Kelantan has an amazing array of interesting temples and mosques that dot the countryside. North of Kota Bharu, in the Tumpat district, you will find many Thai Buddhist temples, a remembrance of the former links of Kelantan with Thailand.

One temple that many visitors visit is Wat Photivihan. Located near Kampung Jambu, this Wat which houses a 40 metre reclining Buddha.This 40-meter sculpture was constructed in 1973, and was only completed in 1979. The construction cost of RM350,000 was derived from public donation as well as contributions from various Buddhist associations in Malaysia and Thailand. The Wat Phothivihan reclining Buddha is 7 meters longer than the older reclining Buddha of Wat Chaiyamangkalaram in Penang.

Perdana Beach Resort, Kelantan

Perdana Beach Resort located 11 kilometres north of Kota Bharu, drive along a stretch of road which features souvenir shops and traditional cottage industry businesses, paddy fields with its share of buffaloes wallowing in the mud and of course, the always charming sight that is the traditional kampung houses which always brings to my mind images of a peaceful lifestyle, harmonious living and an often-felt wish to be a part of a community which espouses the "simple life" philosophy.

You can combine a love for taking pleasure from the simple life with a comfortable and charming 'village' experience which features the most up-to-date conveniences and facilities.

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Istana Jahar

Monday, August 13, 2007
Built in 1887, Istana Jahar was a gift from Sultan Mahmud II to his grandson, Long Kundur. Today, this palace is known as the Museum of Royal Traditions and Customs.

An epitome of the uncompromising standards of Kelantanese wood craftmanship, this beautiful palace is adorned with intricately carved wooden panels. A tour of this museum will reveal the grandeur of the Kelantanese traditional ceremonies and customs. Inside, visitors can find an extensive collection of Kelantan's historical documentation, rare artefacts, photographs and exhibits which portray the state's rich cultural heritage.

The museum opens Saturday through Thursdays, from 8.30a.m. to 4.45p.m. For more information,