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Bukit Puteri

Bukit Puteri is a 200m high historical hill, situated next to Istana Maziah. It was used as a fortress between the years of 1831 to 1876 to defend the state from enemy attacks and many relics from that era remain. Today, the hill serves as a historical remainder and also as a scenic lookout over magnificent view of Kuala Terengganu.

Cultural Centre

A visit to Pengkalan Budaya or the Cultural Centre, a venue for cultural performances, is a must on the itinerary for all visitors to Kuala Terengganu. Ideally located along pantai batu buruk (Batu Buruk Beach), it offers visitors an opportunity to see for themselves, the performance of silat which is the malay art of self defence, traditional dances such as ulek mayang and joget and a wide selection of games and pastime. The performances are held every friday and saturday, between 5.00 p.m. To 7.00 p.m. And 9.00 p.m. To 11.00 p.m. So, do not miss the opportunity to witness the fascinating diversity of Terengganu's culture.

Istana Maziah

Istana Maziah is believed to have been constructed during the reign of sultan zainal abidin iii. It was built in 1897 to replace the istana hijau which was burned down during world war ii. Located next to Bukit Puteri, it is the venue for royal birthdays, weddings, conferment of titles and receptions for local and foreign dignitaries. A product of the blend between splendid modern and traditional architecture, it is also well-know as one of malaysia's cultural attractions

Kampung Cina

Kampung Cina was the home of first chinese traders during the mid-18th century in Kuala Terengganu. The famed one-street china town run parallel to the Terengganu river. The houses of Kampung Cina have architecture designs that are peculiar to Kuala Terengganu. Built of wood and stone with slanted roofs, the two storey houses are built on stilts and extend into the river which flows behind them. A great variety of handcrafts, souvenirs and antiques shops lined the street.

Masjid Tengku Tengah Zaharah

The Masjid Tengku Tengah Zaharah, also known as the floating mosque was built on the estuary of sungai ibai and its intricate design gives viewers the impression that the mosque is actually floating on water. This place of worship is beautifully lit at night and provides a holy landmark for the city.

State Museum

The Terengganu State Museum complex is the largest museum in southeast asia. The complex consists of a main museum, a maritime museum, a fisheries museum, 4 traditional houses and a botanic and herbs gardens. The main museum is built on 16 stilts, in accordance with the traditional architecture of Terengganu. Its 4 blocks are adjoined, to represent a big family. There are 10 galleries showcasing textiles, crafts, historical, royal, new generation and contemporary arts.

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