Top 10 Reasons To Visit Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Just an hour flight from Kuala Lumpur will take you to the land of pristine white sandy beaches, marine park with some amazing diving site, luxurious resorts, colorful streets, scrumptious street food and friendly locals who enjoy their traditional music and traditional games.

We bring you one of the most beautiful state of Malaysia – Terengganu and its capital city Kuala Terengganu. The state is located at the east coast surrounded by South China Sea and boasts to have some of the best beaches of the world.

Here are the top 10 reason to visit Kuala Terengganu.


Stunning Beaches Like This :

Relax and rejuvenate at the white sandy beaches. They are perfect for beach bummers, grab a book and just laze around doing nothing.

Top 10 Reasons To Visit Kuala Terengganu

Beaches of Malaysia

Kayak in the largest Manmade Lake:

Kenyir lake is one of the largest man made lake in South East Asia created in 1985. It has 340 islands. You can book yourself an island hoping tour or stay at the house boat.


For Culture Vultures:

From floating mosques to Chinese temples, Kuala Terengganu has lot more to offer. You can visit the Islamic State park to marvel the replica of famous mosque from all around the world or visit the Crystal mosque to be awed by stunningly glittering and eye-catching interiors.

Crystal Mosque


Fun & Adventure :

Terengganu offers a bundle of adventure and water sports activities.You can go hiking or get your hands dirty picking mussel or clams from the river bed.


Clam picking malaysia


Water Sports :

Best snorkeling and diving sites. Even you can rent a boat and go for squid jigging or deep sea fishing in the south china sea.


Binge on Food :

Cuisine is a eclectic mix of Malay, Chinese and Indian and its is scrumptious . You can’t keep yourself away. Especially seafood are to die for – Shells , Mussels, Crab, Praws, fish … you name it.

( Read : Top Malaysian Food  )


Colorful Streets :

Graffiti laden streets and colorful umbrella at their central market named “Pasar Payang”.



Breakfast with a View :

Oh yay.. the luxurious resorts at Redang island promises breakfast with amazing views of azure water and powdery beaches.



Surreal Views:

at every corner.


Friendly Locals:

You are always greeted with smile wherever you go. From tuk tuk driver to the stranger you meet on the streets. They have so many stories to tell. You bet.


On your next visit to Malaysia, look beyond Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi.

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Hope the pictures are enticing enough to plan a trip to Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.


Special Thanks to Terengganu Tourism and Gaya Travel Magazine for hosting us. 
We had an amazing time.



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  • Reply
    September 20, 2015 at 4:02 am

    Lots to do there!
    Such lovely captures. I liked the hands filled with shells the most!

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    September 20, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Lovely images. Been there and mostly done that! I loved the beaches and snorkeling.

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    September 21, 2015 at 4:16 am

    Lovely pictures. I so, love Kayaking.

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    Tara Nair
    September 21, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Gorgeous captures and amazing write-up. Love being here. Thanks for sharing the experience 🙂

  • Reply
    Mahesh Semwal
    September 22, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Nice collection of pics !

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    Chaitali Patel
    September 30, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Lovely photos… love the one where you are holding clams / shells in your hand! Did you go back to Malaysia this year?

    Like the new look of your blog! 🙂

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      The Tales of a Traveler
      September 30, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      Ya , we were invited by Terengganu tourism for squid jigging festival 🙂 🙂

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    October 9, 2015 at 4:41 am

    Beautiful pics.

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    Shrinidhi Hande
    October 9, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Wasn’t even aware of this place

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    Rutavi Mehta
    November 1, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Nice picture and yes I have heard about this through another common friend leaving there. I m planning to go there this month, hope I can do the things you mentioned. Btw this trip was by Tourism board, you don’t mention in the PS , as we all travel bloggers do 🙂 Isn’t it an honor to mention that ! Pictures are lovely!

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    Seva Vallasamy
    January 22, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Nice to know about hotels nearby. I shall be there in may 2017 . please let me know

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