Istana Jahar : Museum of Royal Traditions and Customs in Kota Bharu Kelantan

After our two hour visit to Thailand, we headed back to Kota Bahru to explore the cultural landmarks, museums, mosques and other tourist places in Kelantan’s State Capital. Our first stop was in Istana Jahar, a beautiful building located right side from the entrance of Merdaka Square.

Istana Jahar
Istana Jahar

The beautiful palace of King in Kota Bharu is called as Istana Jahar. This place has a lot to offer to a visitor. There are beautiful carvings done inside the palace which are totally the symbols of sheer royal culture. The ethnic construction of this building depicts the powerful King’s taste in every which way.

The Royal Platform
The Royal Platform

This palace is turned into a museum now. This palace construction explains the strength in ancient buildings. The building is an example of traditional architecture of Kelantan.

Weapon Gallery
Weapon Gallery

The visit to this palace gets even more interesting with the weapons which have been kept in another section for the visitors. This Weapons section explains the power of the royal highness.  There is a section where the things kept for exhibition which was used by the king. Those are his personal belongings. What makes it interesting is this section.

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Wooden Boat
Wooden Boat

People come often to feel thrilled that they actually get to see the things that were used by their king. The visiting fees 2 RM don’t stop anyone to take even number of visits. If one can manage to visit in a time when there is fewer crowds then it becomes even more enjoyable.

Royal Costumes
Royal Costumes

This 19th century monument has a lot to be visited. There is a story in every painting that’s kept for exhibitions. The pictures of the kings have a lot stories to say too. These are the things which we do not get very often to see everywhere.

Royal Dinner
Royal Dinner

The monument is full of metal works done. The wooden flooring is definitely an add on which makes it look more beautiful. This museum even features all the customs and rituals followed by the royal family.

Because people always get thrilled to know more and more about people by whom we are lead. We always show that interest towards celebrities and royal families.

*This trip was sponsored by ZestAir and Tourism Malaysia!

 

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