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There is no dearth of places to visit in kota kinabalu and kota bharu

There is no dearth of places to visit in kota kinabalu and kota bharu

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Capital of Sabah, the city of Kota Kinabalu is one of the most fantastic cities you would have ever been to. It is a modern city with a warm hospitality found quite rarely in many other parts of the world. In close proximity you would find beautiful sandy beaches, paradise islands, tropical rain forests and virgin coral reefs and you would find many places to visit in kota kinabalu. Plus the location of the city is quite convenient with the airport being quite close to most hotels in town. The famous mountain Mount Kinabalu is only at an hour and half’s drive. There are world class championship golf courses as well as sailing marina within reasonable distance. You would also find various holiday resorts as well as budget and luxury hotels in the town. Some of the prominent places to visit in kota kinabalu are as follows:

Kota Kinabalu Waterfront: This is place with beautiful sunsets and as the evening turns into night, the numerous restaurants and bars come alive creating the perfect setting for dinner and a couple of drinks or just a casual night of fun.

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park: When you think of places to visit in Malaysia, the numerous beaches and islands invariably come to mind. The Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is one such group of islands that you may like to visit once you are in Kota Kinabalu. The marine park consists of Pulau Manukan, Pulau Mamutik, Pulau Gaya, Pulau Sulug and Pulau Sapi. The place offers the perfect setting for you to just spend a day snorkelling, trekking or just chilling out in any of the islands. Alternatively, you may like to spend your day at the Gayana Island Resort (a privately run luxurious island resort), which is located at Pulau Gaya.

Filipino Market/ Handicraft Market: This market is a popular tourist destination in KK and is open every day from early morning until late afternoon. If you wish to buy things such as handicrafts, souvenirs or cultured pearls, you would like this place. You may also like to check out the Filipino Night Market that starts from 6 pm just behind the handicrafts stores and get a taste of the local delicacies.

If you are a lover of architecture and history, you may like to visit Kota Bharu, which is the capital of the state of Kelantan. The city is close to the Thai border and among the various places to visit in kota bharu figure different mosques, museums and royal buildings. The city offers many museums near Padang Merdeka. Many of these museums were built in a unique architecture that is well worth seeing. Some of the museums that you may like to visit here are Muzium Negeri Kelantan (Kelantan State Museum), Muzium Kraftangan (Handicrafts Museum), Memorial Peperangan Dunia Ke II (World War II Memorial), Muzium D’Raja (Royal Museum), Muzium Islam (Museum of Islam) and Muzium Adat Istiadat DiRaja Kelantan (Museum of Royal Kelantanese Traditions).

You can also visit a number of temples in the nearby towns. Some of these prominent temples are: Wat Pothivihan (huge reclining Buddha) near Tumpat, Wat Chonprachumthat at Kg. Dalam, Wat Mai Suwan Khiri (dragon Boat & standing Buddha), Wat Machimarran Varran (sitting Buddha), and Wat Serova Buddhist Temples (Goddess of Mercy – Kuan Yin). You may also be interested in visiting the 100 foot high standing Buddha at Wat Phothikyan at Bachok and the Kuan Yin temple facing the South China Sea.

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Economical Hotel Deals in Kota Bharu

Economical Hotel Deals in Kota Bharu

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Ease your stress and clear your mind by choosing one of the best east coast states in Peninsular Malaysia, known as Kelantan. You will experience a great vacation outside the metropolitan area. Finding the best accommodation that suites your budget will be an advantage for your pleasant stay. If you do some research, there are plenty of economical hotel deals in Kota Bharu.

The best hotel deals in Kota Bharuare usually those where the hotels are situated surrounding popular areas such as shopping malls, historical buildings and some wonderful sightseeing. If you are the shopaholic type, choosing KB Mall would invigorate your shopping mood in the city area. If you prefer the duty free shopping, Rantau Panjang is the right choice. You can travel by car or taxi since it is 40km from the town.

Planning your itinerary well is important as you can then explore more exciting places in Kelantan. You can see for yourself the largest reclining Buddha in South East Malaysia, known as Wat Photivihan Buddha (Sleeping Buddha). It is 15km from Kota Bahru. You can grab the chance to drop by Pasar Besar Siti Khatijah (Centre Market), as you would have a magnificent experience. This place would be the best spot for most of the photographers since it is unique in every sense. You can see the entire market mostly run by women.

Even if you decide to go for an inexpensive hotel, you can still enjoy your journey discovering the State. For example you can join the local people to fly one of Malaysia’s national symbols, known as Wau Bulan (Moon Kite). The kite is designed mostly with floral motifs. Kelantanese traditional entertainment would be the famous Wayang Kulit, (Shadow Puppets). The Dalang (Puppet Master) will conduct the theatre while some traditional instruments play along. You can watch the show during night by crossing the Kelantan river to Kampung Laut.

When it comes to budget travel, all you need to do is to be flexible. That means you need to consider reducing the unwanted costs. Breakfast and toiletries may be needed but mini bar and much more can be cut off from the service. You can find the hotel promotions by accessing their websites or making some calls.

If you are want to get cheap rates for the hotel deals in Malaysia,you may need to book your room earlier. If possible, you can plan your stay between sunday and thursday, as it will not be peak period. A cheaper room will give you a chance to travel around Malaysia. There are a lot of amazing places in Malaysia that you can spend your time either by yourself or with a group.

Instead of West Malaysia, you can also take a trip to East Malaysia which is Sabah and Sarawak, a very different culture that you can learn about, for example, Kadazan, Bajau, Murut, Bidayuh and Iban. Sarawak (The Land of Hornbills) is the largest state in Malaysia followed by Sabah (Land below the Wind). Have you ever seen the world’s largest flower? You can find it at Gunung Gading National Park in Kuching. You can try to get to know the natives by joining the Longhouse tour. The experiences would be marvellous as you can see the real life of their culture.

The expenses for such tours are potentially high. But you can cut cost on the accommodation. Low-cost hotels can be found in Sarawak and Sabah. Visiting Sabah would be easy as they have economical hotel deals in 1Borneo. Most of the hotels are near to the city. You can go to the 1Borneo shopping mall as it is the largest shopping mall in East Malaysia. You can rent a car and travel to Mount Kinabalu, the highest peak in South East Asia. Do join the fish massage activity in Tagal Sungai Moroli where you will experience big fishes massaging your foot in the river.

Now, you can start to list and plan your trip. Grab your phone and call for bookings or else book online. The decision is yours. Think wisely, book early. Let’s go for ‘Cuti-cuti Malaysia’ (Vacation in Malaysia)!

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