Masjid Tengku Tengah Zaharah

Kuala Terengganu

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 on an artificial island, but its white, traditional Moorish design shimmers in the daylight and is warmly enchanting as the sun sets. Bus 13 from Kuala Terengganu’s main bus station will drop you outside (RM2).

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Nearby Kuala Terengganu attractions

1. Cultural Centre Stage

2.85 MILES

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…

2. Pantai Batu Buruk

3.24 MILES

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…

3. Sultan Mahmud Bridge

4.06 MILES

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

4. Zainal Abidin Mosque

4.16 MILES

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

5. Turtle Alley

4.23 MILES

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

6. Ho Ann Kiong

4.26 MILES

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…

7. Istana Maziah

4.26 MILES

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…

8. Bukit Puteri

4.29 MILES

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…