Central Market or more commonly known as Pasar Payang by the locals is no less than an interesting place to visit. Its strategic location just by the Terengganu river near Chinatown and Syahbandar jetty makes it one of the main tourist attraction, not only for shopping but also to have a taste of life in KT.
You can practically find anything at this double storey market that sells almost all kind of goods, ranging from poultry to sea products, cooking utensils to bed sheet! You name it, they have it.
The lower level of this double storey building is a wet market. You can find vegetables, fruits, fresh seafood or preserved sea products such as ikan bilis in all sizes, salted fish, dried cuttlefish and even turtle eggs :O They even have local delicacies like kuih muih, serunding and keropok lekor near the entrance. Not to forget, dried keropok or crackers made from fish and prawns that are yet to be fried.
The upper level sells mostly souvenirs, accessories, clothing, batik, rattan weaving products, wood cravings and songket.
Terengganu State Museum
Terengganu State Museum is located at the state of Terengganu, east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Not far from the city center, it's approximately 6 m away. It took up an area of 27 hectares, and is the largest museum in Malaysia.
It was officially open on April, 20 1996 by late Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafbillah Shah, the Sultan of Terengganu. The main museum comprises of 4 blocks of big buildings and there are 5 traditional real houses located at the back of the main museum compound. Maritime Museum is also located within the vicinity, within walking distance from the main area.
The museum itself is an amazing artifact, build based on the ancient Terengganu design and architectures. Within the complex there are many galleries showcasing different items such as textiles, Islamic artifacts, history artifacts, comtempory arts, weapons, fisheries and a lot more. It also housed the 'Batu Bersurat' which signifies the acceptance of Islamic teaching in Terengganu and eventually the Malay Peninsula.
Taman Tamadun Islam
Islamic Civilization Park is located in a small island, off of east coast of Terengganu. The prime attraction of Wan Man Island is this theme park and it attracts millions of visitors to this unique interactive theme park featuring the Islamic teaching since it was opened in February 2008. It took up 22 hectares of land area in total, with an additional 8.4 hectare of reclaimed land for future developmentThis unique theme park is a way to demonstrate the achievement of Islamic architecture. Besides, it provides an interactive journey of many famous Islamic monuments, including Taj Mahal of India, Al-Hambra Citadel of Spain and 3 others interactive monument. These 5 interactive monuments are among the other 21 mini replica monuments found in the Islamic Civilization Complex, separated from the Public Zone. Public zone houses the most impressive icon of the theme park, which is the Crystal Mosque.
Taman Tamadun Islam
The sight of water gushing and failing from a high altitude and the sound of rushing water is a very pleasurable experience.
A favourite retreat for visitors and locals alike, the Sekayu Waterfalls with its seven cascades are surrounded by its natural landscape of lush jungle-clad hills, a fruit orchard, a mini zoo, a bird park, a flower garden and countless species of flora and fauna.
Various facilities such as shelters, changing rooms, chalets and a resthouse have also been provided for the visitors' convenience. Located within the Sekayu Recreational Forest in Kuala Berang, it is only a 56 km drive from Kuala Terengganu, and about 45 minutes drive through unspoiled country scenery. There is a minimal charge of RM1.00 for each entry into the recreational forest.