Kampung China (Chinatown), Kuala Terengganu

Explore colorful stores, grocery markets, and coffee shops in Kampung China (Chinatown), a bustling Chinese enclave. Established several centuries ago by Chinese merchants, this small but picturesque quarter offers a vibrant atmosphere year-round and makes a good base for exploring the islands. Numerous cafes and restaurants serve traditional Chinese, but also Malay and Indian food. Try pork ribs with tea or fried noodles served in "kopitiams," traditional Chinese coffee shops. Add Kampung China (Chinatown) to your Kuala Terengganu travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kuala Terengganu itinerary site .
map
Create an itinerary including Kampung China (Chinatown)
Kampung China (Chinatown) Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
200 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Nice to walk around on your way to the waterfront... There are a lot restaurants... Chinese. Thai. Malay. Special a late in the night and also for beer ... Lovely people around  more »
  • It's basically one short block that they call it China town. Disappointed n dirty beside that it's very old n deteriorate state. Only good things here is that the food r affordable n seafood r fresh. ...  more »
  • We have heard about Baba and Nyonya, and even Peranakan of Melaka, Penang and Singapore. But Cina Peranakan of Kelantan and Terengganu? A sub-minority of a minority in a Malay State? Recently my frien...  more »

Plan your trip to Kuala Terengganu

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Kuala Terengganu

Whether you are looking for a luxurious five-star suite or a simple room, Kuala Terengganu offers accommodations for every budget. You get what you pay for, however, and the least expensive rooms often do not offer air conditioning or television. Another wallet-friendly option, the Chinese-style basic guesthouses remain clustered in the city's Chinatown area.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Kuala Terengganu by other users

2 days in Kuala Terengganu BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kuala Terengganu BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Terengganu BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Terengganu BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, culture, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Pulau Perhentian Besar & Kuala Terengganu BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kuala Terengganu BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, culture, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kuala Terengganu BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kuala Terengganu BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Terengganu BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Terengganu & Kelantan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Kuala Terengganu BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans