Attractions

Teluk Cempedak

Also known as Palm Beach is a beach in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. It is located 5 kilometres east from the town centre in Kuantan. The white sandy beach and casuarinas and pine trees line the coast, with some rocky promontories facing the South China Sea. The fishing village of Beserah is about 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) away.


Sultan Ahmad Shah State Mosque

The Sultan Ahmad Shah State Mosque is Pahang’s state mosque It was constructed between 1991 and 1993 by DZJ Architect and Associates.


River Cruises

Cruising the Sungai Kuantan goes on daytime and night-time every day of the week and is a great way to understand the ecology of the river and its dependence on the mangrove forests at its mouth. River cruises last around an hour and a half and depart from the jetty, heading to the river mouth and then passing through the mangroves, where native wildlife can often be observed.


Sungai Pendan Waterfall

Kuantan is famous for its waterfalls and the Sungai Pendan Waterfall is certainly one of the most spectacular. Located just over 20 km / 12 miles from the city and simple to reach by road, Sungei Pendan comprises a series of cascading falls, which combine to create a large pool at the foot of the flow, perfect for swimming. The suspension bridge gives a great view of the entire cascade.


Jerangkang Falls

Jerangkang Waterfall is a series of cascades along a massive gully hidden in a (previously logged) rainforest region of Pahang. The river drops multiple times over a long stretch of rocky chasms, creating intermittent sections of large pools fed by a continous torrent of cold water from mountain slopes. A spectacular cousin of Berkelah Falls, also located within the same area by a few miles apart


Taman Gelora

This charming natural park lies by the shore and boasts many mature pine trees, a number of small lakes and a network of trails suitable for both jogging and walking. The Taman Gelora is one of the local people’s favourite haunts for a quiet stroll or a picnic, providing an important recreational space for families. Overlooking the South China Sea, the park comes with various outdoor attractions, such as tennis courts and volleyball courts, as well as a football pitch, while close by is the Royal Pahang Golf Club.


Cherating Turtle Sanctuary

Set up in 1997 to protect and conserve the area’s breeding turtles, this nature sanctuary is a local government organization. Both leatherback and the smaller green turtles arrive on local beaches at nearby Rantau Abang, from April to November, to lay their eggs. The sanctuary has hatchery and conservation programmes, and successfully releases large numbers of these turtles into the wild each year.


Gua Charas Sivan Temple

Gua Charas is a temple cave found in a limestone hill (Bukit Charas) about 25km north west of Kuantan, Pahang.
The cave is a holy site for both Hindus and Buddhists and their symbols and statues are dotted around the interior of this vast cavern.
Bukit Charas is a 400 million year old limestone and granite massif reaching 355 metres at its highest point


The Lao Zi Temple

The Lao Zi Temple is otherwise known as the Dragon Temple and is one of the must-see tourist hot-spots on a visit to Kuantan. The Lao Zi temple is located on Jalan Sungai Lembing, about 13km from Kuantan town. It is accessible by taking Jalan Bukit Ubi from Kuantan town, crossing the Indera Mahkota junction, and proceeding onto Jalan Sungai Lembing


Natural Batik Village

Batik products from the east coast states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang are some of their best exports. Even local tourists do not fail to shop for batik when they are visiting the area. Thus, it was no surprise that my trip to Kuantan included a stop at Natural Batik Village in Balok, Pahang.


The living Museum of Sungai Lembing Mines

The Living Museum of Sungai Lembing is an award-winning tourist attraction The Sungai Lembing Mine was reopened to re-live the glorious days of Sungai Lembing as Pahang’s richest manufacturer of tin. The Sungai Lembing City is one of a very important history in Pahang, it was dubbed the Malay States’ very own El-Dorado as it was here that a special settlement for British officers was located for mining tin.



Teluk Cempedak

Also known as Palm Beach is a beach in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. It is located 5 kilometres east from the town centre in Kuantan. The white sandy beach and casuarinas and pine trees line the coast, with some rocky promontories facing the South China Sea. The fishing village of Beserah is about 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) away.


Sultan Ahmad Shah State Mosque

The Sultan Ahmad Shah State Mosque is Pahang’s state mosque It was constructed between 1991 and 1993 by DZJ Architect and Associates.


River Cruises

Cruising the Sungai Kuantan goes on daytime and night-time every day of the week and is a great way to understand the ecology of the river and its dependence on the mangrove forests at its mouth. River cruises last around an hour and a half and depart from the jetty, heading to the river mouth and then passing through the mangroves, where native wildlife can often be observed.


Sungai Pendan Waterfall

Kuantan is famous for its waterfalls and the Sungai Pendan Waterfall is certainly one of the most spectacular. Located just over 20 km / 12 miles from the city and simple to reach by road, Sungei Pendan comprises a series of cascading falls, which combine to create a large pool at the foot of the flow, perfect for swimming. The suspension bridge gives a great view of the entire cascade.


Jerangkang Falls

Jerangkang Waterfall is a series of cascades along a massive gully hidden in a (previously logged) rainforest region of Pahang. The river drops multiple times over a long stretch of rocky chasms, creating intermittent sections of large pools fed by a continous torrent of cold water from mountain slopes. A spectacular cousin of Berkelah Falls, also located within the same area by a few miles apart


Taman Gelora

This charming natural park lies by the shore and boasts many mature pine trees, a number of small lakes and a network of trails suitable for both jogging and walking. The Taman Gelora is one of the local people’s favourite haunts for a quiet stroll or a picnic, providing an important recreational space for families. Overlooking the South China Sea, the park comes with various outdoor attractions, such as tennis courts and volleyball courts, as well as a football pitch, while close by is the Royal Pahang Golf Club.


Cherating Turtle Sanctuary

Set up in 1997 to protect and conserve the area’s breeding turtles, this nature sanctuary is a local government organization. Both leatherback and the smaller green turtles arrive on local beaches at nearby Rantau Abang, from April to November, to lay their eggs. The sanctuary has hatchery and conservation programmes, and successfully releases large numbers of these turtles into the wild each year.


Gua Charas Sivan Temple

Gua Charas is a temple cave found in a limestone hill (Bukit Charas) about 25km north west of Kuantan, Pahang.
The cave is a holy site for both Hindus and Buddhists and their symbols and statues are dotted around the interior of this vast cavern.
Bukit Charas is a 400 million year old limestone and granite massif reaching 355 metres at its highest point


The Lao Zi Temple

The Lao Zi Temple is otherwise known as the Dragon Temple and is one of the must-see tourist hot-spots on a visit to Kuantan. The Lao Zi temple is located on Jalan Sungai Lembing, about 13km from Kuantan town. It is accessible by taking Jalan Bukit Ubi from Kuantan town, crossing the Indera Mahkota junction, and proceeding onto Jalan Sungai Lembing


Natural Batik Village

Batik products from the east coast states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang are some of their best exports. Even local tourists do not fail to shop for batik when they are visiting the area. Thus, it was no surprise that my trip to Kuantan included a stop at Natural Batik Village in Balok, Pahang.


The living Museum of Sungai Lembing Mines

The Living Museum of Sungai Lembing is an award-winning tourist attraction The Sungai Lembing Mine was reopened to re-live the glorious days of Sungai Lembing as Pahang’s richest manufacturer of tin. The Sungai Lembing City is one of a very important history in Pahang, it was dubbed the Malay States’ very own El-Dorado as it was here that a special settlement for British officers was located for mining tin.