Besut is a district in the Malaysian state of Terengganu. It is bordered by the state of Kelantan to the north and the South China Sea to the east. It is the northern gateway to Terengganu. Kampung Raja is the district capital, though Jerteh is more developed. Another major town is Kuala Besut. There are other small towns such as Jabi, Apal, and Kampung Raja. Besut is further subdivided into 15 mukims which are Keluang, Kuala Besut, Bukit Puteri, Pengkalan Nangka, Hulu Besut, Jabi, Kerandang, Pelagat, Lubuk Kawah, Pasir Akar, Tembila, Tenang, Kubang Bemban and Bukit Kenak. Besut people speak the Kelantanese Malay.
Besut specially called as Bumi Ulul Albab because the excellencies in education. There were many education institution which developed by central government and Terengganu state government such, University Darul Iman, Teacher's Training Institute of Sultan Mizan, MARA Junior Science College (Kota Putra & Besut), Kolej Komuniti Besut, IMTIAZ, and other.
Besut also recognise as Tourism destination to all over the world. In reality, tourist will experiences the Top 5 Island in the World (Perhentian Island), Pantai Bukit Keluang, Lata Belatan Waterfall, Lata Tembakah Waterfall, La Hot Spring, and many more.
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