Next to the Istana Maziah, which has a 200m high historical hill is called Bukit Puteri. It was used as a fortress between the years 1831 to 1876 to defend the state from enemy attacks. Some of the historical remains which still can seen in Bukit Puteri is a large bell, cannons, a flagpole and a fort. Now days, as it is the highest point in Kuala Terengganu, visitors standing on top of the hill can witness the view of the surrounding it.