The Big Bazaar is the best place to do your holiday shopping, or you can stroll through the open-air market that's just across the street. Try the local snacks before walking to the top of Bukut Puteri, which is a small hill offering fantastic views of the city. At the peak you can see the ruins of an ancient fort, antique cannons and a bell. The best way to navigate the city is on the Cas Ligas Bus, which has been beautifully designed to mimic a traditional moving house. Once you get to Chinatown, explore the area on foot to really get a feel for the atmosphere and life that surrounds the buildings, alleyways and people that live here. The oldest Chinese temple in the state is also in Kuala Terengganu, which is called Ho Ann Kiong and was built in the early 1800s.
The Terengganu State Museum is where you can learn about the local culture and see the traditional way of life. The fishing village of Pulau Duyung rests on the biggest island in the estuary, and you can walk through the streets to see all of the cottage industries - from the production of fish snacks to batik fabric dyeing.
A unique attraction is the Taman Tamadun Islam, which is a newly constructed, Islamic-themed recreational park. The main attraction is to walk through scale models of the world's most famous Muslim landmarks, and visit the Masjid Crystal (The Crystal Mosque) which is one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. Get out of town and explore the marine parks that surround the islands offshore. The best is Redang Island which is a scuba diver's paradise thanks to the breathtaking blue waters and a huge array of marine life.
Kuala Terengganu is the perfect location for your next holiday. Come and learn about the culture of the people in the area, see the fantastic temples and get an insight into a different religion. The flight to Malaysia makes it easy to get here, and then all you need is great Kuala Terengganu accommodation. Your perfect holiday awaits!
Hotels in Kuala Terengganu start at AU$23 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.