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Things to see and do

Kuala Terengganu walking tour

Starting at the bus station, walk up to Jalan Masjid Abidin and turn right, following it past the glowing white Masjid Zainal Abidin and continue along the way. Eventually you’ll have the Istana Maziah on your left with Bukit Puteri behind it, and the river ahead, on the other side of Jalan Sultan Zainal Abidin. Cross the road, turn left and start along the riverside following it around till ... Read more about Kuala Terengganu walking tour .

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Bukit Puteri

Home to the ruins of a 19th century fort, a handful of cannons and a lighthouse, the main attraction here is the view rather than the fort. You can see a small throne, a pit for cannonballs and the previously mentioned cannons, but better to just bring a bag of rambutans with you and plonk yourself on one of the shaded park benches from where you can enjoy the view. Unfortunately it closes at ... Read more about Bukit Puteri .

Terengganu National Museum
Bukit Losong
T: (09) 622 1444

Don’t be put off by the odd display of cars out front; this is an excellent and well worth visiting attraction. Terengganu National Museum has a number of buildings and exhibits, the most obvious of which is the main exhibition hall -- an enormous concrete model of a traditional Malay house. Within you’ll find comprehensive displays ranging from decorative kris and fabrics through to old korans ... Read more about Terengganu National Museum .

Batu Buruk Beach

As with many city beaches, you won’t see this strip of sand splashed across the cover of National Geographic, but, if you’re looking for some sand and sea to while away a few hours, you could do far worse. While we visited in the morning, our taxi driver advised that the afternoon and evening is a better time to come as an evening market sets up with food stands and plenty of hawkers. In the ... Read more about Batu Buruk Beach .

The Crystal Mosque and the Islamic Civilisation Park
Bukit Losong

The Islamic Civilisation Park is a theme park-type attraction that has scale models of a number of Islamic monuments from across Malaysia and around the world. Primarily designed as an outing for families with children, it is of passing interest only -- especially given the admission is a rather steep 20 ringgit. The Crystal Mosque is a large glass-faceted mosque sitting over the waters of the ... Read more about The Crystal Mosque and the Islamic Civilisation Park .

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Kuala Terengganu? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Malaysia.

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