There is an entrance fee before you can visit this park. Considering that meal voucher is included in the fee, it’s very worthwhile! The miniatures are all real looking especially Dome Of The Rock Or Qubah Al-Sakhrah Mosque...except that they’re smaller. There are the miniatures of the Masjid Nabawi & Masjidil Haram too!
If you happen to drive along the coastal line to Kuala Terengganu do stop by at Kemasik Beach. There are amenities nearby such as prayer room for the Muslims and few shops to grab a bite. On the day of our visit, seems like they were upgrading the place. This beach is picturesque so don’t forget your camera! It’s ideal to bring your families on weekend too.
On our way to Kuala Terengganu we stopped by to visit a few places and one of them was Telaga Simpul, It is near the Marina Beach. There is quite an interesting story about this Telaga Simpul. According to an old folk story, this place used to be a place for the ‘Orang Halus’ (Genies) to bathe and not just a place for the locals or the merchants. Therefore, anyone who used this well must tie a knot from the Pandan trees nearby to avoid any mishaps or bad luck. How true the story is we don’t really know because we didn’t even get in the water. Anyone dare to try it without tying a not? Let us know what happen if you do so!
The latest attractions in Terengganu now seem to be the Taman Tamadun Islam & the Crystal Mosque. The mosque is said to be the first and only mosque built from steel and glass to produce the crystal like image with so many facilities for the visitors. Drop by if you are in Terengganu to see this stunning architecture!
The park re-creates prominent mosques in the world and places of great Islamic importance... The miniature monuments of these symbols of the Islamic world have been created in the Education and Entertainment park or simply the Edutainment Park... The park is the first of its kind in the world that provides a hoslitic view of the religion... Amongst them are minitures of the Great Mosque of Xian, the Sultan Suleyman Mosque, the Taj Mahal, Masjid Al-Haram in Mecca, Mohammed Ali Mosque in Cairo, The Prophet's Mosque in Medina and the Abu Nasr Shrine... The biggest attraction is perhaps the Crystal Mosque which looks absolutely stunning at night...
Besides the Edutainment Park, the Islamic Civilisation Park also has commercial and convention centres as well as a cafeteria selling local and Western cuisine...
The park opens from 10.00am to 7.00pm on weekdays and opens an hour earlier on weekends... It is closed on Tuesdays but is open 7 days a week during school and public holidays... The ticket counter closes at 6.15pm... The entrance fee to the Edutainment Park is RM10 for adults and RM5 for children... This include a RM3 meal voucher and a "passport" as souvenir of having visited the park... Tram rides around the park costs RM2 (adults) and RM1 (children)... To tour the place on a buggy will set you back by RM30 (for a 6-setter) or RM20 (for a 4-setter)...
The Terengganu State Museum (or aka Losong Museum) is located located in Kampung Losong – a typical Malay village famous for keropok lekor (a traditional fish snack)... Covering an area of 27 hectares by the bank of Sungai Terengganu, it is the largest indoor and outdoor museum in Malaysia and South East Asia...
Designed by Terengganu-born architect Raja Datuk Kamarul Bahrin Shah, the building itself is an architectural wonder... The architecture is traditional Terengganu with the main museum built on 16 stilts, like the typical Terengganu’s rumah bujang... The huge complex is made up of four blocks — housing the main museum, a maritime museum, a fisheries museum, four traditional houses and a landscaped botanical and herb garden... Indoors, there are 11 galleries with themes like textiles, custom, royal, weapon, crafts, historical, Islamic, natural resources, economic, petroleum and seafaring... Because of its huge area, planning the best route to take around the museum complex is necessary so as to avoid missing any of the displays...
The museum was opened by the late Sultan of Terengganu, Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah on April 20, 1996...
Near Terengganu's famous Pasar Payang, there is a Boat stop. What you can do here is to buy ticket at the cashier to ride on a private boat. It costs about USD 15. This is about an hour's ride, you can see the city and explore the river there. Or you can take the public boat to cross the river . Try the boat ride at the cost about USD 0.50
Kg. Losong is not so far away from the city. It's just about 10 min ride from the city. Here you'll find many shops selling keropok lekor. 'Kak Yah Keropok Losong' shop is located somewhere along the main street of this village.
The mosque is not really built with crystal...they used a high quality glass that almost give the same shine as crystal. The mosque is really amusing. It's located at Pulau Wan Man...you can drive there or take a boat...cruise through the Terengganu river. At night...they got this spot lights that come with many colors all around the mosque...so you can see the mosque changing colors every a few seconds.
At Kampung Pengkalan Gelap u'll find the villagers really valued the gift of nature by utilizing leaves of nipah tree. They weaved them into traditional utensil basket, fruit basket, lamp shades, traditional bird cage n other woven products. These handicrafts .are really nice n pretty with reasonable prices.
TTI - Taman Tamadun Islam (Islamic Civilization Park) at Pulau Wan Man, Kuala Terengganu is definitely a must visit when in Kuala Terengganu. The park consists 21 miniatures of Great Mosques/great Islamic structures all over the world such as the Majidil Haram in Mecca, Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque in Brunei, Taj Mahal in India, Kul Syarif Mosque in Russia, Al-Hambra in Spain n etc.
The latest attraction of Kuala Terengganu 'The Crystal Mosque' is also situated here...just by the river bank.
The palace was believed to have been built in 1897 as replacement to the previous palace which has been burnt down. It's located next to Bukit Puteri...about 220 metres from the beach...not so far away from Pasar Payang. It's the venue for royal birthdays, weddings, conferment of titles and also for reception for local and foreign dignitaries. The palace has a combination of modern n traditional architecture...really nice.
Central Market or knowns as Pasar Payang by the locals is one of the most popular tourist spots in Kuala Terengganu. Housed in a modern building complete with a shopping arcade and a car park, it offers visitors a variety of traditional handicrafts such as batik, silk, songket, brocade and brassware, other fresh produce such as fruits, vegetables and 'Keropok Lekor', which is a special local delicacy made from a mixture of fish and sago. Visitors to this market will have a delightful experience shopping in local fares at reasonable prices.
Saying turtle is highly protected all over the countries.... But... lotsa turtle eggs can still be found in Central Market, Kuala Terengganu...
China town in Kuala Terengganu is favoured by most travellers as the best place to visit on the island... maybe bcoz tat's the only place you can go in Terengganu..
Visitors may notice the overall looks of the shophouses first, as it is unlike any ordinary china town shops. The shophouses here gives out an old feel to it, the wooden tables, books which are decades old, and familiar scents of the past. Some shops there sells similar products, but different quality. Visitors can look around to see what they would want to purchase. The most recommended purchase would be the reprinted version of art pieces by a well known local artist, Chang Fee Ming. There are many other artworks to look around too, as well as batik for sale. Shops there mostly closes in the late evening.
There were lotsa Goldsmiths and Pawnshops too... And their business was real good... I wonder why... probably most of them Pawn used gold to Buy new gold?? Tat's just my guessing... :P
Known as Kampung Cina to the locals, this stretch of road along the river is home to the small Chinese community of Terengganu. An arch at the beginning of this road near the Sri Malaysia Hotel is the landmark of Chinatown. By the side of the arch is a road side stall selling Tau Foo Fah (bean curd). Try it it's good and refreshing on a hot evening. Behind the Stores Supermarket is a food court selling a variety of Chinese street food - chee cheong fun, wantan noodles etc. Very cheap food. Little down the road from the arch is a Chinese Temple which houses a goddess who is said to have protected the Chinese of this state. As you walk along the main road of Chinatown you'll be able to see century-old shophouses which are now used as grocery stores, coffee shops etc. There are a lot of shops selling souvenirs and batik cloth. The price is reasonable but you do need to bargain.