Friday, Aug 13

Top 10 – Must Visit Places In Terengganu

By Shawn Tan

10. Duyong Old Fort (Kota Lama Duyong)

On Pulau Duyong Kecil, the Kota Lama Duyong house is a historically significant structure. It was built in the 1920s and is a work of art. Kota Lama Duyung was built of bricks and wood, with a trace of British influence, and was referred to as a “fort” or kota in Malay merely because it was encircled by solid high brick walls.

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9. Terengganu Drawbridge

Terengganu Tower Drawbridge is a 638-meter-long bascule bridge in Kuala Terengganu that crosses the mouth of the Terengganu River. This drawbridge is a symbol of Kuala Terengganu’s ambition of becoming a sustainable and prosperous “Coastal Heritage City” (Bandaraya Warisan Pesisir Air).

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8. Ho Ann Kiong Temple

Ho Ann Kiong Temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Kula Terengganu’s Chinatown. The early Hokkien people constructed the temple in 1801. UNESCO has designated it as a World Heritage Site. The temple was unexpectedly devastated by fire in 2010, and about 60% of the building was destroyed. In 2012, the temple was completely rebuilt.

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7. Masjid Tengku Tengah Zaharah – Masjid Terapung

Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, often known as the Floating Mosque, is Malaysia’s first true floating mosque. Construction on the building began in 1993 and was completed in 1995. The late Sultan of Terengganu, Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah, dedicated the mosque in July 1995. The mosque’s design mixes modern and Moorish elements, including marble, ceramics, mosaics, and bomanite paving.

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6. Pasar Payang

The Central Market, also known as Pasar Payang, is the most well-known tourist attraction in Kuala Terengganu. It is located at the Terengganu River’s west bank. Traditional handicraft items such as batik, silk fabric, songket, brocade cloth, metal products, and fresh vegetables are available at the market, which is housed in a contemporary structure.

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5. Chinatown, Kuala Terengganu

ChinaTown (also known as Teng Lang Po) can be found in Jalan Bandar, Kuala Terengganu’s city center which is close to the Terengganu River’s mouth. It features majestic ancestral mansions, temples, townhouses, and business facilities and is one of Southeast Asia’s early Chinese communities. The town features brightly coloured shophouses on both sides of the road with a classic feel.
 

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4. Terengganu State Museum

Terengganu State Museum (Muzium Negeri Terengganu) is Malaysia’s largest museum, with a huge floor space of over 75,000 square meters distributed across four interconnected buildings in Kampung Losong, Kuala Terengganu. Although the wall of this 1996’s museum is constructed by concrete materials, its fine workmanship and sweeping pitched roofs give it a commanding presence significantly.

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3. Masjid Kristal

Masjid Kristal is a mosque located in Kuala Terengganu. Steel, glass, and crystal are combined to form a magnificent structure. The mosque lies on the island of Wan Man, in the Islamic Heritage Park. The mosque was built between 2006 and 2008. The 13th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu, declared it to be opened on February 8, 2008. It can host approximately 1,500 worshipers at a time.

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2. Pulau Redang

Redang Island, also known as Pulau Redang, is one of Malaysia’s biggest islands, located off the east coast. It is one of nine islands that make up a marine sanctuary area where tourists may go snorkeling and diving. It is surrounded by beautiful white sandy beaches and crystal blue seas.

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Lang Tengah Island is a Malaysian island located in the Kuala Nerus District of Terengganu. Ferries link it to the mainland through Merang. It’s a beautiful hidden paradise on Peninsular Malaysia’s east coast, with pure white sand beaches and warm, clear water. Some refer to it as Malaysia’s Maldives because of its isolated beaches and abundant marine life.

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Kuala Terengganu is the capital of Terengganu, Malaysia’s great state. Beautiful small villages and towns may be found inside Terengganu’s borders. One of the most appealing aspects of Kuala Terengganu is its options of activity. You may take a tour in town to enjoy the lovely historical buildings and museums, or go mussel picking and squid fishing as part of your trip.

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