Kuala Terengganu is the largest city and royal capital of Terengganu state, Malaysia. Kuala Terengganu offers its visitors colourful markets, authentic Malay cuisine and local crafts, including handmade batik and baskets. Book your travel package to Kuala Terengganu with Direct Flights today.
Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
Kuala Terengganu is the largest city and the state and royal capital of Terengganu state, Malaysia. About 500 km northeast of Kuala Lumpur, this scenic city is surrounded on three sides by the South China Sea and is the location of the broad Terengganu River estuary emptying into the ocean. The oil industry has transformed Kuala Terengganu from a large fishing village into a modern city. But despite its modernisation, Kuala Terengganu remains a stronghold of Malay culture and offers its visitors colourful markets, authentic Malay cuisine and local crafts, including handmade batik and baskets. Being predominantly Muslim, Kuala Terengganu is fairly conservative so the nightlife is subdued.
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Famous for its exotic islands and lovely beaches, Kuala Terengganu is also a centre of Malay culture and history, a gateway to the world's oldest rainforest jungle and a staging post to the gorgeous Perhentian Islands. Travellers interested in history and heritage often visit Kuala Terengganu's Chinatown, believed to have been founded during the Ming Dynasty in the early 15th century. Many of the pre-war shops in the district are still operated by old-time owners and reward visitors with a glimpse of traditional life. The backs of the shops extend out onto the river, providing an entirely different vista than the views available from the bustling street.
The Terengganu State Museum Complex consists of a Main Museum, a Maritime Museum, a Fisheries Museum and four traditional houses. The Main Museum is built on 16 stilts in accordance with Terengganu's traditional architecture. Inside are galleries that showcase textiles, crafts, royal artefacts, other historical items and art. Silk weaving is the subject of the Sutera Semai Centre, where visitors can witness different stages of silk manufacturing and the painting of batik designs onto fabrics. Bukit Peturi is the highest point in Kuala Terengganu and offers a magnificent view of its surroundings. Once an old fortress: historical cannons, a large bell and a fort still remain from that period. And nearby Istana Maziah, a venue for royal celebrations and receptions is a cultural attraction that blends modern and traditional architecture. Direct Flights specialise in booking cheap holidays to Kuala Teregganu, booking services include cheap flights to Kuala Terengganu and complete Kuala Terengganu travel packages that include accommodation in Kuala Terengganu. Whether you'll be coming from Australia, the UK or anywhere else in the world, Direct Flights will set up your discount travel arrangements.
There's much more to see in the city, but you can also use your accommodation in Kuala Terengganu as a base from which to explore nearby attractions such as Tasik Kenyir (Lake Kenyir) and the clear waters, coral reefs and sandy beaches of the South China Sea islands, Pulau Kapas, Pulau Redang and the Perhentian Islands. Water sports and underwater exploration of the brilliant marine world are the primary activities on these lush tropical islands.
Flights to Kuala Terengganu arrive daily from Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia's capital city is served by roughly 40 airlines, so Direct Flights can book discount travel to Kuala Terengganu from anywhere in the world. Get the best holiday for your money, book your travel with Direct Flights!