Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Walkabout in Kota Baharu -
State Capital and Royal Town.
Walkabout in Kota Baharu - State Capital and Royal Town.
Kota Baharu is the seat of the Sultans of Kelantan, as well as being the state capital of Kelantan (Kelantan Darulnaim) – it is thus both state capital and “royal town”.
Whilst visiting Kota Baharu take advantage of the opportunity to see something of the town’s royal past as well as being on the look out for examples of Kelantanese craftsmanship. Kota Baharu is the cradle of Kelantanese culture and many traditional crafts still survive – among the many interesting wares that are available are beautifully crafted wooden bird cages, which are typical to the region. The antique varieties are particularly beautiful.