6 Best Activities to Do in Terengganu, Malaysia

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Located on the eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Terengganu is blessed with stunning beaches, lush rainforests, idyllic fishing villages, and majestic waterfalls. As such, it offers an array of activities that tourists will enjoy.

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6 Best Activities to Do in Terengganu, Malaysia

Located on the eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Terengganu is blessed with stunning beaches, lush rainforests, idyllic fishing villages, and majestic waterfalls. As such, it offers an array of activities that tourists will enjoy.

Terengganu is a place that offers countless opportunities for travelers to experience its rich traditions and beauty. And many accommodations in Terengganu not only offer a place where you can rest your head, but also offer excursion packages and tour services you can readily avail.

So, if youre looking to experience Terengganu but have no idea what to do, here are some ideas you can ponder upon:

Marang River Cruise

Rivers are the lifeblood of Terengganu, with fishing as the main livelihood of the people who reside along the riverbanks. Explore the Malaysian countryside and its wilderness by going on a cruise on the Marang River. Watch monkeys, colorful birds, monitor lizards, otters, and eagles behave in their natural habitat. Then, take the opportunity of knowing the locals more with a visit to one of the riverside villages, where you can watch them weave Attap leaves and make coconut sugar.

Fireflies Tour

Go on a fascinating and delightful trip to the Firefly Sanctuary in southern Terengganu. Stretching for more than 8 miles on the Yak Yah River, it is the largest of its kind in the country. Here, you can watch hundreds of fireflies light up the swamps and trees every night. The perfect time to watch them is between July and September.

Kite Flying

Kite flying in Malaysia was traditionally done during the harvest season, on the rice paddies or along the coast when the weather is not so good for fishing. Today, kite flying in Terengganu is done on the beaches in the late summer. This is one way for you to engage in a rich Malaysian tradition without spending too much.

Cultural Tour

As with many old and remote towns in Malaysia, Terengganu boasts a rich culture that should be experienced by any tourist. All over the region, you'll find handicraft workshops where you can learn traditional crafting from artisans. In Kuala Terengganu's Chinatown, restaurants and shops fill the streets with excellent food and merchandise. This is also a good place to find cheap Terengganu accommodations.

Trekking

If you're one for some heart-pumping adventure, then you'd enjoy Terengganu's rugged terrain and lush forests. The most challenging treks can be had from one of the outlying islands or from Lake Kenyir, which offers a mix of beginner and expert trails. But if you don't want to stray too far from convenient comforts, Lake Hot Spring and Sekayu parks offer well-equipped shelters, parking facilities, and BBQ pits.

Frolicking on the Beach

For travelers who like their sun, sand, and sea, Terengganus pristine beaches are the right place to be. Here, you can have lots of quiet time to chill out and relax, or enjoy the services and facilities of your accommodation in Terengganu.

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