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Explore The Beauty Of Terengganu

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Diana Alim, Tourism Terengganu
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Amazing places you don't want to miss in Terengganu!

Beautiful Perhentian Island

A coastal state located on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Terengganu’s bewildering natural charms and diverse landscapes have been in existence since time immemorial providing the backdrop to its rich heritage. It offers pristine white sandy beaches dotted with swaying palms, and rustic fishing villages, spectacular lakes and waterfalls and picturesque islands. Straddling the ancient sea routes, the 244 km stretch of coastline overlooking the South China Sea has enticed merchants, traders and seafarers who have shaped Terengganu’s cultural fabric and social landscape.

One of the wonders of Terengganu has to be Lake Kenyir, Malaysia’s largest man-made lake with 340 islands and numerous waterfalls. A visit to the lake would offer exhilarating outdoor adventures and a haven for freshwater anglers. With its wonderful island-hopping attractions, Kelah Sanctuary and Elephant Conservation Village, Lake Kenyir will have the competitive edge as a preferred eco-tourism destination in the region.

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Kenyir Lake is surrounded by the world’s oldest rainforest with Tembat Forest Reserve on its north and Hulu Terengganu Forest Reserve on its south stretching to Taman Negara Pahang (National Park)
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Kelah Sanctuary, a breeding and nursery ground for kelah, the king of river fish.
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Elephant Conservation Village is a home for the translocation of wild elephants from the forest to ensure that it continues to breed in a safe environment

A favourite among tourists, Perhentian Island is one of the emerald islands in Terengganu. Voted by CNN in 2013 as the 13th Best Beach in the World and also chosen by Lonely Planet’s 1,000 Ultimate Experiences as the 5th Best Beach to Swing the Hammock in 2010. Unwind and relax on the white sandy beach that Perhentian Island has to offer.

Visiting the emerald gem will have you lose the concept of time as you fill your days with island adventure by exploring the jungle, diving in its crystal blue waters or even kayaking between its secluded coves. The island paradise is not to be missed when in Terengganu.

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Perhentian Island
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Lang Tengah Island, located between Perhentian Island and Redang Island,  also offers some activities for tourist to enjoy

Terengganu Cultural Village, with the concept of living museum, is the latest tourism attraction in the state. A one stop center that brings together the various types of arts and cultural heritage of all regions in the state. A village that is expected to reminisce the young of the importance of their timeless history and the origins of Malay civilization.

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Terengganu Cultural Village is the latest tourism attraction in Terengganu showcases state’s Malay heritage and culture
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Terengganu has an abundance of appeals and attractions offering glimpses into its unique blend of local traditions, rich culture and heritage combined with serene nature and warm people. Its authentic traditional delicacies, some of them truly exotic, has brought travelers down a path of endless gastronomic adventures filled with an exciting array of flavors. Many of its dishes are a confluence of various ethnic groups in the region.

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Ikan Singgang (herbal fish soup), one of Terengganu's specialty dish
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Ketupat Sotong (squids stuffed with glutinous rice)

Terengganu is a land rich with events and festivals. Come over for a memorable holiday, evoke your senses. Definitely a dream destination for an unforgettable escapade. Let’s explore the BEAUTIFUL TERENGGANU.

For more information on other attractions in Terengganu,please visit Tourism Terengganu official website or Instagram.

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