Sultan Ismail Petra Arch

The Sultan Ismail Petra Arch at the Kota Sultan Ismail Petra is one of the most prominent structures in Kota Bharu. It was erected to commemorate the declaration of Kota Bharu as a cultural town that showcases the Malay culture. The Istana Balai Besar (Grand Palace) is situated within the vicinity of the arch, which faces the Padang Merdeka.