Terengganu attractions

Museum in Kuala Terengganu

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 range from the historically interesting (a Jawi – traditional Ma…
Beach in Pulau Perhentian

Teluk Kerma

Home to a single accommodation option, this small but lovely bay is peaceful and quiet. There’s great diving and snorkelling and a few equally isolated beaches within walking distance. It's an hour’s hike or a two-m…
Island in Kuala Terengganu

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 presence of old wooden houses and a village lifestyle. Fishing…
Park in Kuala Terengganu

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 Mosque. Zone B, for which there is an admission charge, feat…
Beach in Pulau Perhentian

Main Beach

Besar’s main beach stretches along the west coast of the island to the southern tip, interrupted by several rocky headlands – you can walk around them on short trails, otherwise take a water taxi. The white sand her…
Mosque in Kuala Terengganu

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 on an artificial island, but its white, traditional Moorish de…
Beach in Pulau Perhentian

Coral Bay

Dead-coral-strewn Coral Beach is aptly named. A construction boom has diminished the quaintness of this once-quiet spot but it's perfect for those wanting to stay within easy walking distance of Long Beach’s party v…
Taoist Temple in Kuala Terengganu

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 extensively rebuilt in 1801 and again in 2010 after a devastating fire.…
Beach in Pulau Perhentian

Long Beach

This attractive stretch of sand offers umbrella-shaded lounges and the most party-ish vibe on the Perhentians. Those looking for a natural paradise might find this to be a little overdeveloped. There can be crowds, …
Beach in Pulau Perhentian

Teluk Dalam

The big island’s ‘southern bite’, this circular bay has a white-sand beach and accommodation in all budget ranges. There are good snorkelling spots on the bay’s western edge, and a few good restaurants, though note …