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Kuala Terengganu is an excellent stopping off point for journeys up or down the coast and the nearby hotels of Tanjong Jara and the Aryani are favorites of ours on the east coast.

Roof making in Kampung Jenang, MalaysiaThe town itself is well developed due to significant investments from local oil money but the ruling sultan has ensured the area retains its cultural charm and laid back pace of life. With one of Southeast Asia's best museums, colorful markets and good opportunities for traditional crafts and cloth shopping it is certainly worth a visit. Slightly inland of the town the jungle interior opens up the possibility to explore the many rivers and waterfalls in the region.

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    Places near Kuala Terengganu

    Accommodation choices for Kuala Terengganu

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Kuala Terengganu. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Serambi room interior, Tanjong Jara Resort , Kuala Dungun

      Tanjong Jara Resort

      First Class

      With a design inspired by the elegant grandeur of the 17th-century Malay palaces, the Tanjong Jara Resort is one of Malaysia’s finest. Its remote but picturesque location, excellent value and traditional architectural style make it a recommended place to stay.

    Ideas for experiencing Kuala Terengganu

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Kuala Terengganu, and which use the best local guides.

    • Fishing Boats and Beach near Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

      Half day tour of Kuala Terengganu

      Kuala Terengganu

      Explore the interesting city of Kuala Terengganu. Visit its mid-19th-century fort, the sultan's palace and state mosque. A particular highlight is the island of Pulau Duyong, where you can see hand crafted wooden boats being built.