Perhaps the only main reason why people would come around here is to get to Thailand across the river. If not wrong, I think that place is Golok. Can see from here that over there things seemed more hustling and bustling.
Southern Thailand is not so safe now, so it is the tourist's risk to go there for a shopping or two.
There must be a reason why a tourist get ended up at a quiet town like this, all the way up north! But if you must get to here, could try the KTM train that ends the east coast route here. I suppose it might just as well take forever to get here.
Tumpat is a small border town to the north of Kelantan. The main road leading to the town is beautiful as you could see paddy fields on both sides. As you approach the town, you would feel as if you've been transported back to colonial times. Take time to enjoy the feel of an old border town with narrow alleys. You could still see an old iron railway bridge which is so characteristic of British times. You would also still find old post boxes in the middle of town. This is a small town that can easily be covered by foot. Driving around the town will just take minutes. Beautiful town to come and snap some pictures!
Fondest memory: The feel of being transported back to colonial times.
Favorite thing: Tumpat is a small nearby the Thailand border which I once drove passed to but did not snap any photos to build a page but will snap the next time for sure after the invention of digital camera. You can take a look a my Pengkalan Kubur page for some useful information reagrding this area. Sorry for incovenience.