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Batu penyu

Situated 22 km north of Dungun town and 80 km south of Kuala Terengganu, Rantau Abang was the most talked about tourist spot in Terengganu which associates the branding of Terengganu as a tourist destination. Local villagers believed that the giant leatherback turtles are attracted to Rantau Abang every year because of the presence of a large rock formation resembling a giant turtle. The locals believe that the turtles are attracted by two giant turtle stones (Batu Penyu) one lies between the bushes on a little hill in the village off the coast and another submerged in seawater. The mysterious stone on the hill is accessible by a 30 minutes short walk passing through the village. There is sign board along the way or you may get a villager to bring you there. For more information on turtles, there is a Turtle Information Centre managed by the Department of Fisheries at Rantau Abang.

How To Get Here

By Car:
To reach Rantau Abang from Kuala Lumpur, take the New East Coast Highway heading towards Kuantan, Pahang. Then head north towards Kuala Terengganu. As you drive along the road, you will see a large gateway portal that says you've entered the state of Terengganu. Drive until you reach Dungun town. Around 18km north of Dungun, you'll reach Rantau Abang. There are ample signage to the hill. 

By Bus:
Bus service are available in most major towns and cities in Peninsular Malaysia. Pick the nearest destination of Dungun. The bus ride will be between 5 to 6 hours, depending on weather and traffic conditions. Taxis are available at Dungun Taxi Terminal.

By Air:

There are daily direct flights by Malaysian Airlines, Air Asia and Firefly from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu. Taxi and car rental services are available at the airport and the ride to Rantau Abang takes around 1 ½ hours driving.

Where To Stay

1. D'Teratai Beach Resort
2. Merantau Inn
3. Turtle De' Village Inn
4. Dahimah's Guest House
5. Merantau Inn

Where To Eat

1. C.B. Wee Seafood Restaurant
2. May Flower Restaurant & Coffee House
3. Keluarga Restaurant
4. Sri Dungun Restaurant
5. Mama Chop Papa Grill
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