Kuala Terengganu is the capital city of Terengganu state in Malaysia and is a popular tourist destination due to its rich history and culture, stunning natural scenery, and vibrant local marketplaces.
Kuala Terengganu is about 440 km northeast of Kuala Lumpur. The city sits at the estuary of Terengganu River, facing the South China Sea.
Visitors should start by exploring the central market area to experience the bustling atmosphere and taste delicious local cuisine.
Popular dishes include nasi dagang, a rice dish cooked with coconut milk, and keropok lekor, a type of savory fish cake.
Head to the Crystal Mosque, a stunning mosque made of steel and glass that stands on the island of Wan Man.The mosque is surrounded by beautiful gardens and provides a peaceful place to pray or simply admire the architecture.
For a dose of history, visit the Terengganu State Museum, which displays cultural and historical artifacts, including traditional clothing and intricate silverware. To experience Terengganu’s natural beauty, take a boat trip up the Terengganu River to observe the mangrove forests and local wildlife.
Do not miss out on the city’s stunning beaches, such as Batu Buruk Beach, and indulge in water activities like snorkeling and paddleboarding.
The nearest airport which serves the city is the Sultan Mahmud Airport which is located 8 km away.
Kuala Terengganu is not short of halal restaurants. Some of the famous ones are Nusuk Cafe, Kopimesin, Ewan Cafe, Restaurant Al-Safina, Uncle Chua Signature, Gossip Kitchen, NR Cafe Restaurant, The Cendol Champion, Beans Work Superhero Cafe and many more.
There are many Mosques situated around the city of Kuala Terengganu.
Masjid Crystal is a must visit, apart from that some of the Mosques are Masjid Kusza, Masjid Lama Sungairengas, Masjid Lerek, Masjid Lingai, Masjid Padang Kemunting, Masjid Padang Macang, Masjid Padang Midin, Masjid Tepuh, Masjid Tetambah, Masjid Tok Dir and many more.