Kuala Terengganu
(The City)


The city of Kuala
Terengganu awaits you

Kuala Terengganu is the capital of Terengganu. It occupies a promontory jutting into the South China Sea and is flanked by the estuary of Sungai Terengganu.

The city is a microcosm of Malaysia’s economic history: fishing village strikes oil and rapid modernity ensues. In just a few years this once sleepy town has been inextricably altered.

Land reclamation and development of the waterfront has seen the creation of attractive parks and parades plus a modern harbour that has one of Asia’s biggest drawbridges. Despite the rapid modernisation Kuala Terengganu retains plenty of charm.

Here you’ll find one of eastern Peninsular Malaysia’s prettiest and most interesting Chinatowns, and old kampong-style stilt-houses can still be found just across the river. With seafood-heavy local cuisine and good transport links, it’s definitely worth spending a day or two in Kuala Terengganu in between the islands and jungles.

Top Attractions in Kuala Terengganu

The city itself is the culture of Malaysia. You may find from the old woody village architecture to modernise structure building
There are several beautiful sceneries to capture in Terengganu. Don’t forget to stop by the market for shopping and enjoying local foods.

The Drawbridge

The 15-storey tall structure is no ordinary building, but the new icon and landmark for Terengganu.

National Museum

Huge museum complex with buildings inspired by traditional houses showcasing Malaysian history.

Payang Central Market

The market offers huge variety of traditional products and souvenirs such as batik and brocade, metal products such as cooking ware and utensils, grocery items such as spices, seafood (fresh from the sea), fruits, fresh vegetables and so on.


Located along Jalan Bandar, in Kuala Terengganu city centre at the river mouth of Terengganu River that empties into the South China Sea.

Payang Walk

Tons of local traders involved in selling their products such as food, agricultural products, clothing, souvenirs and handicrafts.
Hours: 4.00 PM - 12.00AM (Friday Only)

Batu Burok Beach

This stretch of scenic beach is sandy in nature and casuarina trees grow abundantly along the beach. The Cultural Centre is also located here and traditional games, stage performances are on display here on Fridays from 5.00 PM to 6:30 PM.

Crystal Mosque

A grand structure made of steel, glass and crystal, the mosque is located at the Islamic Heritage Park on the island of Wan Man.

Taman Tamadun Islam

The Islamic Civilization Park is an outdoor edutainment park featuring the glory of the Islamic civilization as its theme. It prides itself in giving visitors a chance to visit and learn about historic monuments from around the world.