Must see attractions in Kuala Terengganu

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    Kompleks Muzium Negeri Terengganu

    Located around 6km west of the city centre, the traditional houses that front the museum's spacious grounds are worth the price of admission. Exhibits…

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    Pulau Duyung

    This is the largest island in the estuary. It is changing fast, with modern housing estates being built on reclaimed land, but there is still a sizeable…

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    Taman Tamadu Islam

    Touted as the world’s first ‘Islamic civilisation park’. Taman Tamadu Islam is divided into two zones. Zone A is free to the public and houses the Crystal…

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    Masjid Tengku Tengah Zaharah

    The most famous religious structure in the state is the Floating Mosque, located 4.5km southeast of Kuala Terengganu. It’s not really floating, just set…

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    Ho Ann Kiong

    One of Chinatown's most attractive buildings, this compact and colourful riot of red and gold architecture and decor dates back to 1796. It was…

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    Istana Maziah

    On the eastern flank of the hill near the Central Market is the sultan’s palace. It’s built in colonial-era style, but renovations have given the…

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    Central Market

    The Central Market is a lively place to sample tasty local snacks, sniff a durian and purchase other fresh fruit and fish. Browse a wide collection of…

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    Crystal Mosque

    Domes and minarets made up of facets of bronze-tinted, smokey glass and reflecting each other provide for a striking riverside apparition. Built in 2006,…

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    Zainal Abidin Mosque

    The gleaming Zainal Abidin mosque dominates the city centre. The interior is relatively austere, but enlivened by sunlight streaming through nine domes…

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    Bukit Puteri

    Across the road from the Central Market, look for an escalator and steep flight of steps leading up to Bukit Puteri, a 200m-high hill with good views of…

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    Teck Soon Heritage House

    This handsomely painted Chinatown shophouse originally belonging to the Teck Soon trading company is now an interesting museum focusing on the history of…

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    Turtle Alley

    This Chinatown alleyway is covered with attractive mosaics and metal plaques about Kuala Terengganu's endangered turtles.

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    Perakanan Photo Gallery

    A compact display of interesting B&W photos telling the story of Kuala Terengganu's Chinatown history.

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    Pasar Payang Alley

    The public art on this Chinatown alley commemorates local Chinese community leaders and famous Malays.

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    Pantai Batu Buruk

    This city beach is popular with families; children will enjoy flying kites here. However, it’s not the best beach in Malaysia given the strong winds and…

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    Cultural Centre Stage

    Across the road from Pantai Batu Buruk, the main beach, is the Cultural Centre Stage; check with the Tourist Information Office to see if any shows are…

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    Sultan Mahmud Bridge

    This landmark bridge was under construction at the time of research. It's due to be completed in 2019.