Bukit Puteri

Kuala Terengganu

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 the city. On top are the scant remains of a mid-19th-century fort, cannons and a bell.

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1. Istana Maziah

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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…

2. Central Market

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3. Zainal Abidin Mosque

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4. Pasar Payang Alley

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5. Teck Soon Heritage House

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6. Perakanan Photo Gallery

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

7. Ho Ann Kiong

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8. Turtle Alley

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