A place steeped in Malay traditions, Terengganu is the epitome of rustic charm with quaint fishing villages and a rich cultural heritage. Referred to as ‘Gem of the East Coast’, the state is well-known not just for its quality craftmanship of its wood and silver products, it is also famed for its scenic, sandy beaches and picturesque off shore islands, which are considered some of the most beautiful in the world. Charming and graceful, Terengganu captures the heart and the imagination.
Tasik Kenyir is the largest man-made lake in Southeast Asia, spanning 260,000 hectares. This vast lake with 340 islands, is fringed by dense rainforest which is a treasure trove of flora and fauna. With amazing scenery, ‘forest bathing’ through trekking trails should be a nature lovers magnet.
Taman Tamadun Islam
Taman Tamadun Islam or The Islamic Civilization Park is an outdoor edutainment park featuring the glory of the Islamic civilization as its theme. Located in Terengganu, it prides itself in giving visitors a chance to visit and learn about historic monuments from around the world.
The Central Market, locally known as Pasar Payang, is located by the Terengganu River and is one of the most popular tourist spots in Kuala Terengganu. Housed in a modern building, it offers visitors a variety of traditional handicrafts such as batik, silk, songket, brocade and brassware, as well as fresh produce.
Terengganu State Museum
The Terengganu State Museum Complex houses century old artefacts and artworks of rich and colourful heritage. Located on 27 hectares of land in Bukit Losong, Kuala Terengganu, the 4 complexes itself are an impressive architectural feat, based on the designs of Terengganu's old palace. The State Museum holds pride of place as the largest museum in Malaysia. You should not miss it when in Kuala Terengganu.
Pulau Redang, located 45km off the coast of Kuala Terengganu, is the largest of a group of nine protected islands dotting the South China Sea off the Terengganu coast. The island offers crystal clear waters and numerous dive sites for enthusiasts. Sheltered within the Pulau Redang Marine Park, the waters here are rich in marine life. At midday when sun rays penetrate the sea, brilliant hues of coral, anemones and fish can be seen.
Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque
Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque (Masjid Terapung) is built on a floating platform, giving it a unique perspective from all facets. It sits snuggly on the estuary of Terengganu River and its modern architecture is due to the ingenuity of one of the princes in Terengganu.