Terengganu’s Four Must-See Hidden Gems

When thinking of Terengganu, most travelers envision its beautiful beaches and vibrant culture. However, this Malaysian state has a variety of hidden gems that offer unique experiences away from the more popular tourist spots. Here are four must-visit destinations in Terengganu that showcase its natural beauty and cultural heritage.


1. Lata Payung Blue Lagoon

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Lata Payung Waterfall is located in the Lata Payung Recreational Forest in the Setiu district, on the border of Besut, Terengganu. It is 25 km from Bandar Seri Langkap via the Seri Langkap-Kampung Payong Baru Highway and 65 km from Kuala Terengganu City. Visitors can reach the waterfall using vehicles or public transportation such as buses or taxis from Seri Langkap. Visitors must travel along a designated path to reach the waterfall's top. Some say this waterfall is one of the most beautiful in Terengganu, though it is less popular than Sekayu Waterfall and Chemerong Waterfall due to limited promotion and its relatively remote location.

Lata Payung is a tourist attraction known for its natural beauty and charming Blue Pool area. This unique destination offers a distinct experience and is a must-visit location for nature enthusiasts.

Address: 8PXW+3M, Sungai Tong, Terengganu, Malaysia


2. Pantai Pandak Cendering 

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Pantai Pandak Cendering, located 6 km south of Kuala Terengganu, is not only known for its stunning scenery but also for the song "Chendering," composed in the early 1960s by the famous Jimmy Boyle. The beach features a rocky section on one end and a long, continuous sandy stretch on the other.

Surrounded by rustic kampong homes and swaying coconut trees, Pantai Pandak is a favorite picnic spot among locals. The rocks are a notable attraction, offering views of Pulau Kapas to the south. During low tide, the beach becomes a popular spot for swimming and playing, though visitors should always be mindful of their safety.

Address: Pantai pandak chendering, Kg chendering, 21080 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia



3. Lata Tembakah 

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Lata Tembakah also known as Hutan Lipur Lata Tembakah. It is one of the famous recreational forests in the state of Terengganu. Lata Tembakah Recreational Forest is under the supervision of the Terengganu State Forestry Office under the HLLT Recreation Unit. 

Lata Tembakah consists of a waterfall as high as 7 stories and the water always flows clear and fresh and never stops. At the entrance of Lata Tembakah, there is a suspension bridge.

From the suspension bridge at the entrance to the waterfall on the 5th floor, it takes about 60 minutes with a distance of 1.5 kilometers. To get to the first level waterfall, it is located approximately 700m which takes about 20 minutes to walk.


Address: Jalan Air Terjun, 22010, Terengganu, Malaysia


4. Kenyir Lake

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Kenyir Lake, the largest man-made lake in Malaysia and one of the largest in Southeast Asia, is located in Terengganu. It was created in 1985 with the construction of the Kenyir Dam, initially built for hydroelectric power generation. The dam also provides flood control and water supply for the surrounding area.

Today, Kenyir Lake and its surroundings have become popular tourist destinations. Visitors can find several resorts and hotels around the lake, as well as a variety of activities and attractions to enjoy.

Address: Lebuhraya Timur - Barat Kedua, 21700 Kuala Berang, Terengganu, Malaysia


Wrap Up

Terengganu's hidden gems offer a unique and unforgettable experience for travelers seeking to explore beyond the typical tourist spots. To truly experience the beauty and wonders of Terengganu's hidden gems, consider renting a car with WAHDAH. With the freedom of your vehicle, you can explore these stunning locations at your own pace and convenience. Rent your car today and start your Terengganu adventure!

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