About Terengganu

Terengganu is located in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. To the north, lies the Kelantan state, and to the south, Pahang.

Terengganu is blessed with beaches, exotic islands, lush virgin tropical jungle, quaint fishing villages, dazzling waterfalls and many, many more. Miles and miles of white, sandy beaches and crystal clear water stretches throughout its 225 km coastline, extending from Besut in the north to Kemaman in the South. Islands in Terengganu are among the most picturesque and fascinating in the country, an unforgettable paradise in the South China Sea. The islands of Pulau Redang, Perhentian, Lang Tangah, Kapas and Tenggol are jewels in Terengganu‘s crown.

Places of interest within 5 minutes drive from KT Beach Resort Kuala Terengganu:

1. Istana Maziah: Unlike other traditional palaces, the design of this palace has a hint of French architecture. Overlooking the vibrant Kuala Terengganuwaterfront, this palace was contructed during the reign of Sultan Zainal Abidin III in 1897. Today, the Istana Maziah is the venue for royal celebrations, royal weddings, conferment of titles and receptions for local and foreign dignitaries.
2. Bazar Warisan: With ample parking spaces, this market offers varieties of traditional handicrafts from souvenirs to songket, batik, handicraft products, keris, brassware, t-shirt and silk.
3. Pasar Payang: One of the most popular tourist spots in Terengganu, the Pasar Payang, also known as the Central Market has just about everything under one roof, from fresh produce to the many goldsmiths  displaying locally crafted ornaments. Be prepared to immerse yourself in the rich culture of the people here.
4. Bukit Puteri: Bukit Puteri is a 208 metre hill that is rich in history. Located next to the famous Istana Maziah and Bazar Warisan, the name literally means The Princess Hill. It was formerly a defense fortress built in 1820’s. Now, still remaining are a large brass bell, family of cannons, flagpole, lighthouse, cemetery and a fort.
5. China Town:(Kampung China) The China Town was built by Chinese immigrants and was once a hub for commercial activities. These pre-war buildings are listed under the UNESCO’s World Monument Watch Programme. It is also home to 2 grand temples, name the Ho Ann Kiong and the Tien Hou Kong.

 

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