‘Wau’ or kite flying is another popular pastime of the Kelantanese. The kites come in all sizes and shapes, the most popular being the ‘wau bulan’ or moon kite which measures about 3.5m from head to tail. Kelantan kites are fashioned in various forms with appropriate names to match them. As it sails into the breeze which carries it aloft for all to see, it looks like it is dancing in the air. Pre-harvest time is the best to visit and watch these kites gliding above rustic, rural villages. For tourists, small kites meant for souvenirs are easy to carry home and can be found everywhere in Kota Bharu.


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