A City of Contrasts and Diversity
ailed as the 'Gem of the East Coast', Terengganu is a magical destination steeped in culture and heritage. Its long coastline offers sweeping vistas of aquamarine waters fringed by
white powdery sands. Away from the shores lie a cluster of islands that gleam invitingly in the South China Sea. Meandering rivers lit by the glow of fireflies, cascading waterfalls and sprawling lakes form some of the state's most impressive natural sceneries.
"The state is also known by its Arabic honorific, Darul Iman, meaning Abode of Faith. Home to charming coastal villages and a wealth of traditional crafts, Terengganu beckons with a grace and beauty that is distinctly Malay. Various traditional dances are famous in this state including Ulek Mayang, Rodat, Saba, Balai, Nur Sakti and others.".
Crystal Mosque, Terengganu
ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION PARK
Sprawling over 22 hectares of land, the Islamic Civilisation Park is one of the state'€™s most distinguished attractions and the first theme park in the world to showcase Islamic architecture. Featuring impressive edifices and intricate craftsmanship, the park takes visitors on a spellbinding tour of the finest in Islamic architecture. The park's icon is the glittering
Masjid Kristal, a grand structure made of steel and glass. Take a stroll around the Monument Park, where visitors can view the replicas of 22 historical Islamic monuments found around the world. Among them are the Al-Hambra Citadel in Spain, Masjidil Haram in Saudi Arabia, Dome of the Rock in Palestine and Taj Mahal in India. With the lush tropical surrounding of a quaint village on one side, as well as the gentle sea breeze caressing you on the other, the park is a joy for a leisurely stroll.
SMALL PERHENTIAN & BIG PERHENTIAN
Perhentian Island, Terengganu
Small Perhentian And Big Perhentian
Traditionally, Perhentian Kecil (Small Perhentian) was the backpacker and party island and Perhentian Besar (Big Perhentian) the more monied, family orientated island. Today this is largely still the case. A dream come true for sun-seekers, Pulau Perhentian Besar and Kecil offer amazing views of sparkling white sands and clear blue waters. The excellent visibility makes these islands a firm favourite among divers and snorkelers. Visitors have a choice of staying at Perhentian Besar (the larger island) or Perhentian Kecil (the smaller one). A 10-minute boat ride is all it takes to get from one island to the other. While Perhentian Kecil has a lively, upbeat atmosphere with plenty of chalets and chic beach cafes, its neighbour has a quieter ambience with comparatively larger resorts and restaurants. Access to the islands is via a 45-minute boat ride from Kuala Besut Jetty on the mainland.