There are only 4 beds in the dorm room so try to call and book ahead.
Tel.01 3635 4612
Only 10 rm per night. Matt, the owner/manager is very helpful and friendly and speaks excellent English.
I was only going to stay here for two nights but ended staying 5. I hope you are not expecting too much. There's free tea and coffee, a tv and dvds to watch. Cold water only in the shower but this is more of a relief as it is very hot here. And yes, the walls are black.
The war museum, state museum and Islamic museum are definitely worth a visit. The central market is buzzing in the morning with fresh fruit, veg and the usual assortment of animal parts. The second floor is full of ladies clothing and sarongs.
The night food market is great and you can pretty much get anything you want here. (the jugs of water on the tables are for washing your hands, not for drinking!) There is also a china-town which is about 6 restaurants and a foodcourt. If you need a break from the local food, it's worth a visit.
If you catch the number 27 bus (every half hour) you can get to the crossroads of Cebang Empat. If you stay on the bus it will take you to the standing Buddha. If you get off at the crossroads and turn left (walk about 4 km) you will get to the reclining Buddha (largest in south east asia). Turn right and 1 km down the road is the female Buddha.
The number 19 will take you to the same crossroads but stay on the bus for about 4km past the female Buddha and get off at the school on your right. Down a little lane you will find the Dragon Boat Temple with the mummified remains of a monk. It's definitely the best temple in the area.
There's lots to see and the unhelpful tourist office may give you some advice. The people are super friendly.
Make sure you find out what is happening at the cultural centre, there are free shows three times a week at different times.
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- Timur Guesthouse Kota Bharu, Kelantan