Terengganu, Malaysia

Terengganu, Malaysia


Terengganu State (Terengganu Darul Iman, “Terengganu House of Faith”) borders Kelantan to the north, and has 240 km of coastline facing the South China Sea. These parts are the perfect place for beach lovers. The most beautiful of the islands off the coast of the state are considered Perhentian. Giant leatherback turtles visit the shores of Terengganu every year from May to October, preferring the vicinity of Rantau Abang.

According to wholevehicles, the capital is Kuala Terengganu.

How to get there

Local airlines Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia operate flights to the airport. Sultan Mahmud Airport to Kuala Terengganu from Kuala Lumpur and other major cities of the country. The flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu takes about 50 minutes.

Across the entire east coast of the country, including through the state of Terengganu, there is a federal highway connecting Kota Bharu with Johor Bahru. The journey from Kuala Lumpur via Karak to Kuantan and further along the coastal road to Kuala Terengganu takes about eight hours.

From Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Ipo, Penang, Kota Bharu and Johor Bharu, there are express buses and long-distance taxis to Terengganu. The central bus station of the city is located on the street. Jalan Sultan Zainal Abidin.

Terengganu beaches

60 km from Kuala Terengganu is Rantau Abang Beach – one of the six in the world where leatherback turtles come ashore to lay their eggs from May to September. Some individuals of these amazing animals reach 2.5 m in length and weigh up to 375 kg.

Bukit Kluang is a long white sandy beach a few kilometers from Besut town. The beaches in Penarik are also popular. There is a gentle entrance to the water and a shallow depth, which may appeal to families with children.

Terengganu cuisine and restaurants

In Terengganu, you can find fresh seafood everywhere, and the local cuisine is characterized by a peculiar combination of spices. The state’s signature delicacy is nasi dagang glutinous rice with curry, cucumbers, and spicy coconut sambal sauce.

Entertainment and attractions

In the capital of the state – the complex of the central museum of the state, Bukit Putri (“Princess Hill”), Istana Maziya Palace, Pasar Poyang market, Masjid Tengku Tengah Zahara mosque and the center of Malaysian handicrafts.

Sekayu Forest Park is located in Kuala Berang, 60 km from Kuala Terengganu. The main local attraction is the seven-cascade Sekayu Falls. Also here you can see an orchard, a bird park, a mini-zoo and a pond with cabanas and awnings for family picnics. The Pelagat Forest Reserve in the Besut region is notable for the Lata Tembakah waterfalls. The hot springs of La are gushing nearby.

Two Sungai Cheralak waterfalls: Jeram Solo (12 m) and Jeram Padang (24 m). You can get here as follows: from Kuala Jengai to Sungai Cheralak by boat. After landing, go through the jungle, and then cross the Cheralak River. Another path to the falls leads along log-paved paths and forest trails.

Tasik Kenir Lake is the largest man-made lake in Southeast Asia, located 10 km from Kuala Berang and 55 km from Kuala Terengganu. The lake arose as a result of the construction of the dam of the largest hydroelectric power station in Malaysia. After the flooding of the surroundings, 340 picturesque islands appeared here. Here you can go fishing, canoeing, organize a forest hike or just swim.

Terengganu, Malaysia