Chinatown form part of Terengganu's rich heritage with its Pre World War 11 buildings, some aging more than 100 years old. These buildings are believed to be residential houses of mainland chinese from China who migrated to Malaysia in the 19th century.
These century old buildings have now been turned in to sundry shops, coffeeshops, offices, restaurants, batik and giftshops aswell as tour agents aswell. Beautiful and colorful buildings with distinct chinese architecture makes it a heritage attraction for both local and foreign visitors.
There are 2 very old chinese temples here known as Ho Ann Kiong (1801) and Tien Hok Kong (1896) that has been recognised by the UNICEF as Heritage Attractions.
Chinatown is close to Pasar Payang, it can be acessed through Jalan Hiliran or Jalan Sultan Zainal Abidin