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Historical / Cultural Sites
Some culture practiced in Terengganu can be seen in Museum Terengganu. For example, it has 2 big boats which show the art of making boats. It has a few types / designs of Malay house such as Rumah Limas, Rumah Bujang and Rumah Tele.

There is one Old Fort in Pulau Duyung. This Old Fort or Duyung Fort is actually a house. This old fort has some articles regarding history of Duyung Island.

Puteri Hill which is behind Maziah's Palace, is another important historical site. This hill which is about 200 meter above sea level is over 100 years old. Puteri Hill has a fortress which was built during the civil war between His Majesty Umar and Sultan Mansur II in 1831.


Historical Sites
Places of worship
Kuala Terengganu has many mosques in towns but not big. Some of them are Abidin Mosque beside Maziah's Palace, Al-Muktafi Billah Shah Mosque along Batu Burok beach and Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque also known as the Floating Mosque along Batu Burok beach.

The Crystal Mosque in Islamic Civilisation Park, Wan Man Island is one of the most wellknown mosque in Malaysia. Islamic Civilisation Park is a tourist spot which covers about 33 hectars and has many replicas of islamic civilisation building or mosque, river cruise pavilion and restaurants.

Terengganu takes good care of tourists in providing places for prayers as mosques can be easily seen in its tourists spots. Toilets are well maintained too.

As for churches, I did not see any when I was there. I guess there are few christians in Kuala Terengganu and I did not look out for one.

There is one small chinese temple in Chinatown, Kuala Terengganu.
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Places of Interest List
In Kuala Terengganu
  1. Kuala Terengganu City Centre
  2. Kuala Terengganu Passenger Jetty
  3. Puteri Hill
  4. Batu Burok Beach
  5. Terengganu State Museum
  6. Islamic Civilisation Park
  7. Pulau Duyung
In Besut District
  1. Kuala Besut Jetty
  2. Perhentian Island
Beach Resorts
Terengganu has very long and wide beach. One of the most easiest to go is the Batu Burok beach in Kuala Terengganu. On the beach, there are people selling kite (modern kites) and some things used when on a beach. Even cars can be seen parking on the beach instead of by the road side.

There is one swimming club, mosque, hospital and A & W Outlet beside Batu Burok beach. The trees planted along this beach reminded me of Penang's Gurney Drive some 30 years ago though Gurney Drive's beach was no where compared to Batu Burok beach.

Terengganu has a marine park called Pulau Redang Marine Park. Pulau Redang Marine Park consists of a few islands which has nice beaches and very clear sea water for families and tourists to relax.

Of course, Terengganu has many beaches of interest to tourist. One most popular one is Rantau Abang, popular as a turtle watching site.


Beach Resorts



Nature Sites
Terengganu has many nature sites where tourist can enjoy. The National Park or Taman Negara covers part of west Terengganu, tourists who like to visit National Park can enter using Tanjung Mentong entrance. Some of the activities camping, trekking and caving.

Malaysia's biggest man-made lake is Lake Kenyir which is located on the west of Terengganu too, just beside the National Park. This is a good spot for fishing, canoeing and cruising. It has also been made a duty-free zone recently.

Terengganu has one of the widest and longest beach in Malaysia. Those who would like to go picnic by the sea can simply enjoy the Batu Burok beach in Kuala Terengganu. This place is free of charge.

Terengganu has one popular marine park called Pulau Redang Marine Park which consists of a few islands. Some of them are Pulau Redang, Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Pulau Lang Tengah, Pulau Lima, Pulau Kapas and Pulau Tenggol. These places are good snorkelling and diving sites as the water is crystal clear and the corals are plenty.
Nature Sites
Kuala Terengganu
Kuala Terengganu is the capital of Terengganu state. Though Terengganu is one of the richest natural resources state, its capital is one of the smallest. I like it because it reminded me of Georgetown in the olden days, something like George Town, the UNESCO listed area. Everywhere seemed near, you can easily walk from one place to another.

Kuala Terengganu has its express bus terminal in centre of the town. Buses to smaller towns can be taken from this terminal. Kuala Terengganu has heritage buses to cover 3 tourists locations just little outside Kuala Terengganu. The main terminal for this heritage is at Shahbandar Square.

Some interesting places to visit are the Puteri Hill, Batu Burok beach, Payang Big Market for its local food and Bazaar Warisan for some local products.

Kuala Terengganu is located in the mouth of Terengganu River. This river is quite wide and has two islands near its mouth. Two of them are Wan Man Island and Duyung Island.


Kuala Terengganu
About Terengganu, 'Gem of the East Coast'
Terengganu is a state located on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Its latitute coordinate is about 4o45'N and longitude coordinate is about 103o'E. Terengganu has population of about 1 million (2006 estimates) with about 95% Malays, 2.6% chinese and 0.2% indians. Majority of its people speaks Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language.

Terengganu has a land area of 12,995 km2. The Main Range (Titiwangsa Range) passes through the western side of Terengganu. This made Terengganu rich in flora, fauna and also natural ecological structures like caves, lakes, waterfalls and rivers. The jungle consists of tropical rainforest, recreational forest and mangrove forest. Terengganu has a man-made lake called Lake Kenyir which is said to be the biggest in South East Asia.

Terengganu does not have railway passing through it. Its state airport, Sultan Mahmud Airport is located on the west of Kuala Terengganu. Tourists can take the heritage bus C03 that goes to UMT/UDM to get to the airport. It costs RM2 to go there.

The Kuala Terengganu Bus Terminal caters mainly for the express bus and interdistrict bus. Their heritage buses starts from Dataran Shahbandar and go to tourism places such as Duyung Island where tourists can see the traditional way of making ship, Wan Man Island for the Islamic Civilisation Park, Tengku Zaharah Mosque and batik complex. Taxis could be seen waiting near bus stands in Kuala Terengganu Bus Terminal.

Popular batik complex for touists to visit can be reached using the heritage bus C-01 that pass by Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque.
History Of Terengganu
Terengganu, like most states in Peninsula Malaysia, was influenced by Hindu and Buddhist culture under Srivijaya and Majapahit empire before Malacca empire.

However, Terengganu is believed to be the first state in Malaysia to receive Islam as is seen by an inscribed stone with Arabic insricption dated 1303. This stone was found in Kampung Buluh, Kuala Berang District.

Kuala Berang in Hulu Terengganu was a popular place among sailor in the olden days as mentioned by some famous people such as Chao Chu Fei in his book in 1178 and Admiral Zheng Ho in the 12th century.

The Kingdom of Terengganu Kingdom was said to be founded in 1708 by its first ruler Sultan Zainal Abidin, the brother of Bendahara of Johore. Terengganu used to have close ties with old Johore kingdom. The descendants of this Sultan still rules Terengganu until today.

Kuala Terengganu was an entreport with a ship from East India Co. came to Kuala Terengganu in 1764.
Activities
Jungle activities like trekking, hiking, caving and camping.

River and lake activities like rafting, canoeing, fishing.

Nature activities like bird watching, turtle watching.

Sports activities like sailing and speed boating.

Cultural activities like giant top (gasing) spinning, Ulik Mayang dance, Rodat Dance, Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Play, Silat,

Handicraft work like making and flying wau, making of batik, songket, silk, traditional boat making, weaving and woodcarving.



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