Kota Bahru is the capital of Kelantan, and it’s located at the west peninsular Malaysia. It has a colourful local culture and it’s also known as the ‘cradle of Malay culture’. Istana Jahar (Jahar Palace) is located at the cultural zone and easily reaches by accessing from Jalan Hilir Kota and Jalan Sultan.
Istana Jahar (Jahar Palace) is built by Sultan Muhamad 11 in 1887 for his grandson Long Kundur. It has luxurious woodcarvings that showcase the excellent craftsmanship of the Kelantanese. Apart from that, photographs, artifacts and traditional handicraft reflect on the Kelantan rich and sophisticated heritage. The palace is now converted to a museum, to share the uniqueness and beauty to the world. There are also a Malay Weapon Gallery which house many unique weapons such as keris and pisau. The museum is open daily from 8.30 a.m to 5.45 p.m except for Fridays.