Culture & Sightseeing

Date Links: Thu 09/06

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Continental

ChinatownKuala Terengganu's tiny Chinatown is a compact area centred on Jln Kampung Cina (also known as Jln Bandar). It's home to the usual array of small Chinese shops and restaurants, as well as Terengganu's oldest Chinese temple, the Ho Ann Kiong, dating from the early 1800s, though much restored since. It's a good place to sit outdoors and enjoy an evening drink and some excellent food.

Cultural Centre Stage - Across the road from Pantai Batu Buruk, the main beach, is Cultural Centre stage; check with the tourist office to see if any shows are lined up.

Istana MaziahEast of Bukit Puteri, you come to Istana Maziah, the sultan's palace, on your right. The palace is closed to the public, except for some ceremonial occasions. Nearby is the gleaming Zainal Abidin Mosque (Jln Masjid Abidin) GPS: 5.335938,103.137299

Ping AnchoragePing Anchorage organises numerous tours around Terengganu, including day trips to Tasik Kenyir and river cruises on Sungai Marang and Sungai Terengganu. The latter takes in Pulau Duyung, the mangroves and stops at the tiny village of Kampung Jeram, with its exotic fruit trees and Chinese temple. Prices are per person for a group of two; prices decrease for larger groups. It's also the best place for package deals to the islands and Tasik Kenyir, and for discounted hotel rooms.

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