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If you’re planning to travel to Gua Musang, Kelantan anytime soon, but don’t want the hassle of boarding from the crowded bus terminals in and around Kuala Lumpur, you have the option of boarding from nearby Gombak. Gombak is easily accessible by taking a KTM to the Gombak station. So far there’s only one bus service provider from Gombak to East Coast destinations like Gua Musang and that is Darul Naim Express. They offer only a few trips in the mornings at 10am, but more at night after 9pm. The journey from Gombak to Gua Musang takes approximately 4.5 to 5 hours, depending on traffic and rest stops. There are two drop off points in Gua Musang, namely Stesen Bas lama (Gua Musang old bas station) or Stesen Bomba, Gua Musang.
Gua Musang is a quiet and sleepy town located on the southern part of Kelantan. It has a small town inhabited by a tight knit community who are mostly warm and welcoming to visitors. There aren’t any luxury resorts, but you’ll find plenty of home stays to truly experience rural Kelantanese lifestyle. Making friends with the locals is the best way to find out what natural attractions dot the limestone hillsides surrounding Gua Musang, as they will introduce you to little known rivers, waterfalls and caves that aren’t formally on the tourist trail. If you want to stick to the beaten path, you can go to nearby Merapoh, which is the starting point for climbers who want to scale Mount Tahan, located in the National Park (Taman Negara). Apart from that, you can go cave exploring and white water rafting along the Nenggiri River. In downtown Gua Musang, you’ll find most of what you need, like food, convenience stores and affordable hotels. There’s a very interesting shop here selling Sup Keting, a soup made from beef tendons as well as several shops with the signature Kelantanese dish, Nasi Kerabu.