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Istana Balai Besar (The Grand Palace)

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Jalan Tengku Seri Akar, Kota Bharu, Kelantan

Kota Bahru
16100, Kelantan
Malaysia
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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. Another palace built by Sultan Muhammad II is the Jahar Palace (Istana Jahar). It was built for his grandson, and it was built up from wood, furnished with unique wood carvings