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Religious Site
Crystal Mosque , Kuala Terengganu
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Grandiose and aptly named Crystal Mosque is made of glass and steel and features crystal domes. Standing on an artificial island, this 21st-c
Tours from $49
Beach
Batu Buruk beach , Kuala Terengganu
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Meet the locals at Batu Buruk beach, a lively open space near the sea. This is an ideal place to taste local sea specialties--deep fried squi
Neighborhood
Kampung China (Chinatown) , Kuala Terengganu
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Explore colorful stores, grocery markets, and coffee shops in Kampung China (Chinatown), a bustling Chinese enclave. Established several cent
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Island
Perhentian Islands , Perhentian Islands
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Just off the coast of West Malaysia, Perhentian Islands offer access to sandy beaches, azure seas, and dense green jungles providing a home f
Tours from $15
Flea Market
Pasar Payang , Kuala Terengganu
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Inside a modern building, Pasar Payang sells a mixture of items, from clothes to food. You can find reasonably priced textiles, such as silk,
Tours from $43

Kuala Terengganu

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Flea Markets · Beaches
Once a small fishing village, Kuala Terengganu is now a developing city where skyscrapers often stand shoulder to shoulder with traditional kampong-style houses. Kuala Terengganu tourist attractions range from historical to leisurely sites, including one of the largest museums in Southeast Asia, as well as lively beaches where you can enjoy horseback riding and kite flying. A major part of any serious Kuala Terengganu itinerary is the city's Chinatown area, where some shops date back to the 1700s. Weather conditions get rough during the monsoon season from November to March, when authorities warn against visiting outlying islands and participating in water sports due to tumultuous seas. When using our Malaysia trip planning website, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.

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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.
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