Kuala Terengganu is the capital of the northern state of Terengganu. The city serves as main gateway to visitors that are on their way to visit the tropical islands of Redang, Lang Tengah, Tenggol and Kapas, but also the fantastic nature at Lake Kenyir.
Places of interest include Chinatown, Pasar Payang (Central Market), the Sultan's Palace, the State Museum, Pulau Duyong, Sekayu Park, the village of Rhusila, Suterasemai Silk Centre and the latest attraction is Masjid Kristal in Pulau Wan Man. The Monsoon Cup takes place every year in the beginning of December in Kuala Terengganu. Also dubbed the formula 1 of sailing; this prestigious sailing cup has been held in Pulau Duyong (nearby Kuala Terengganu) for every year since 2005. I wouldn't recommend you to stay longer than three days, because there is not enough to do in the city itself. In the surroundings of the city, on the contrary, there is more than enough to do. You could visit one of the many beautiful tropical islands nearby Kuala Terengganu, like Redang, Lang Tengah, Tenggol and Kapas. Or you could head over to Lake Kenyir; the biggest man-made lake in Southeast Asia. You can travel from and to Kuala Terengganu in different ways. Most inhabitants earn a living by fishing. Moreover, the state of Terengganu earns extreme amounts of money by oil extraction. Along the coast you find some oil refineries, and there are numerous expats living in the region because of business related to oil. Kuala Terengganu has no actual shopping malls. If you want to do some light shopping you should visit the central market or the handicraft centre.
I was amazed by the Crystal Mosque. It is definitely worth to see it! If you get to the town during Ramadan and everything seems to be closed, there is a small China town in Kuala Terengganu, you can eat well there :)
A peaceful town with beautiful beaches and islands. However, this is the first time I travel to Kuala Terengganu without where I used to take it as a transit point for the island, and without travel to any beach.
However, the pasar Payang, China town, State Museum and the Islamic Heritage park are worth to travel for my 3 days 2 nights stay here.
It's a town which not much night life but just a pub at China Town. Basically there is nothing much around the town to hangout beside local food but the island is nice , such as Redang island
This is an old city, and because its a Muslim state, night life seems somewhat close to nil. The whole city is pretty run down in my opinion, but the folks seems pretty content with it.
Moving around could be a bit of a challenge as I personally did not spot any public buses, or visible taxis or taxi stand, while driving around the city. Late morning seems somewhat lively and buzzling in and around the main market place, and there are plenty of clothing shops on the 2nd floor of the market. The only reason I will go back to Kuala Terengganu will be because of the jetty to take a boat ride to Redang Island. Other than that, the China town street is just another street to me, though with really authentic old houses along, and a few good eateries, these can be covered in a day or two. It just puzzles me that the weekend traffic through Chinatown seems never-ending, but I just cannot figure out where those cars were going to.
good stay in Terengganu and there is so many attractions such as Pasar Payang, Pulau Warisan, Pulau Wan Man, Pantai Batu Burok, Keropok Losong, Masjid Kristal and Masid Terapung.
Good for easy and relaxing with family. Beaches are great for those who love the sun. It was really hot in the day and temperature can reached up to 38 degree C in June.
The city itself is dull apart from the inhabitants who are good and welcoming. The city is good place to travel to other places at the suburb and the country side.
This is a muslim state in Malaysia with very low in terms of acceptancy where there will be no short skits allowed, alcoholic or even swim suits in certain areas.
Thus, many people opted for beaches in Phuket, Bali, or Langkawi instead as the rules and regulation are much linen.
It is my father's hometown and a nice place to settle down. What I love the most is the food because there's variety of food that you can try here in Terengganu.
A must try food will be keropok lekor, satar and nasi dagang. Actually there's a lot to try but you can ask the locals on which food is worth the try. Apart from that, you can travel to the island (Redang/Perhentian/Kapas) or Kenyir Lake for recreational purposes. (scuba,snorkelling, fishing) Even the local beaches near town is nice and clean. You can have snacks at the beach while enjoying the scenery. Last but not least, this is definitely a place to go in Malaysia where you can have a little taste of nature and culture together.
The Terengganu should provide all travelers a concise and accurate map about the city streets when they arrive the bus terminal or the airport.
It is because they cannot get such information from the people in the bus terminal and the airport. The city does not have clear street names sometimes we follow the rough city map.
beautiful sandy beaches like Pulau Perhentian, Pulau Redang, should try their local food esp: Nasi Dagang, Laksam and variety of local kuih.
you should also go to Pasar Payang which offers so many traditional item such as "Songket and Batik". To those who'd like to try or buy Keropok Lekor, "Losong" is the best place to have that.
Very quiet town. Basically the main idea of a holiday here is to enjoy time by the beach. One day is enough to have a quick tour of the city.
Small and compact. Attractions and shopping centres are next to each other. Places to visit: 1. Payang Market & Bazaar Warisan 2.
Dataran Shahbandar & various mosques in city centre 3. China Town (Kg.Cina) and Turtle Alley 4. State Muzeum, Islamic Civilazation Park & Crystal Mosque 5. Batu Buruk Beach & Food Court 6. Teluk Ketapang Beach (try the seafood dishes at Warung Pok Long) 7. Keropok Lekor Stall 008 at Kelulut Beach Marang (20-25km south of Kuala Terengganu)
Its a small town. Cannot expect too much. Just for the experience or transit to the islands of Perhentian, Kapas and Redang.
quite a lovely place with number of attraction, rounded by quite a number of island which can let us to relax for the momment
muslim state and have many seafood restaurant where the food is fresh from sea. This state also have traditional culture
Small city of Terengganu with heavy cultural influence with historical building and cultural centers are available.
Very relaxed town with long beaches and recreation attractions.
Clean and safe city. Very friendly people. Beautiful beaches and islands. Glorious local foods especially sea food.
A friendly place, but the whole city can be explore within one day. Not much of activities can be done in the city.
rich with attractions; the beaches, museum, heritage parks, monuments. The foods are great the people are friendly
In terengganu, it is more of a transit town to those heading to the resort islands such as Redang and Perhentian.
However, there are many nice food such as Laksam, Nasi Dagang, Ikan Celup Tepung, Terengganu Bun and so much more. Those travelling to Terengganu should just walk or drive around and stop by at the famous stalls selling this good food. The Batu Buruk beach is also a place I would recommend to relax and enjoy the beauitful beach and water. The Crystal Mosque is also a attraction worth visiting. You can also visit Pasar Payang or the local batik houses to understand the culture.
Attention has to be given on the traffic jam at the City centre especially surrounding the Pasar Payang area.
Ample parking and a more condusive environment is much recommended should any redevelopment is to be carried out.
I am not the right person to provide a lot of feedback since we only stay for one night in transit to Redang.
Nice place as stop over(rest,relax and sightseeing) before or after go to tourist island.(Kapas, Redang etc)
Kuala Terengganu, the city of Terengganu is a great escapade for those who would like to umwind themselves.
Will come again! Good athmosphere, good food, good people and good places of interest. Nice view at night.
Terengganu is famous with its blue oceans, redang and perhentian island where you can snorkel and dive.
Its chinatown quite peaceful and nice to have a chill, walk around and taking pictures.
Pasar Payang to shop local merchandise There's museum and crystal mosque for you to visit (and selfie)