Kelantan is located on the west peninsular Malaysia and it’s one of the largest states. Kota Bahru is the capital of Kelantan and truly house many precious gems to the local culture, one of it is the Istana Balai Besar (The Grand Palace), which was built in 1840.
Istana Balai Besar (The Grand Place) is a single story palace built by Sultan Muhammad II over 170 years ago, as the official residence of past sultans. It is believed that bullfights used to be held in the palace for official Royal ceremonies until mid-1900. The palace is now used for official state functions and is not open to public.