PAHANG

 

 

PAHANG

EAST COAST OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

 

 

 

Genting Highlands in PahangLying on the east coast with 210 kilometers of coastline and with a land mass spread over 36,000 square kilometers, Pahang is easily the largest state in Peninsular Malaysia and a state with incredible attractions. Much of the state is still covered by extensive rainforests. The jungles in Taman Negara, the country's most well-known national park is estimated by scientists to be about 130 million years old. The park is home to a myriad of flora and fauna and is high on the itinerary of tourists seeking an experience of the rainforest. Special canopy walkways have been Photo: Genting Highlands               constructed to allow nature lovers a splendid view of the park surroundings. There are also elevated hides to allow for night viewing of wildlife. For the more adventurous, white-water rafting, trekking, camping, fishing and a host of other jungle activities make their stay in Taman Negara an exotic holiday in the Malaysian jungle. This is one of the many places of interest which offers tourists a great adventure travel.

 

Tea plantations at Cameron Highlands in PahangTasik Bera and Tasik Cini in the southern region of Pahang are two major natural freshwater lakes which are worth a visit. Observe the intriguing way of life of the Semelai aborigines in the jungles of Tasik Bera or participate in jungle-trekking and exciting river safari activities. Apart from jungle adventures, Pahang offers fabulous resorts for those seeking a cool retreat to the hills. Cameron Highlands, with its cool climate is home to Malaysia's tea, vegetable and flower growing industries. A range of hotel and chalet accommodation is available to visitors. Pahang also has the distinction of having the peninsula's           Tea plantations at Cameron Highlands

longest river, Sungai Pahang and highest mountain, Gunung Tahan.

 

Fraser's Hill which is only about 100 km from Kuala Lumpur (KL), is another cool hill resort dotted with quaint and colonial holiday bungalows. This place of interest is acknowledge as a haven for bird-watching enthusiasts and this hill is very popular among bird lovers. Genting Highlands is an hour by road from KL and is a perfect escapade for those seeking relaxation in a cool mountain setting. It also houses a Malaysia's only world-class casino, a theme park and several hotels and an excellent 18-hole golf course whereby tourists can put in a bet and enjoy the thrilling rides all at the same place.

 

Teluk Chempedak is one of the many beautiful beaches in PahangIn the vicinity of Kuantan, the capital city of Pahang, there are tempting beaches such as the world-renowned Cherating Beach, the site of Asia's first Club Mediterranean (Club Med), Teluk Chempedak, Beserah, Balok while Pekan, the royal town is 45 km away. Tioman Island (Pulau Tioman), acknowledged as one of the world's most beautiful islands, is accessible by boat from Mersing or Tanjung Gemuk on the coast, as well as by air from KL and Singapore. This fantasy island in the South China Sea is an irresistible retreat for sun seekers and diving enthusiasts.                                            Photo:Teluk Chempedak

 

The Tekam Plantation resort  in Jerantut, near to Taman Negara, lures those who are interested in agro-tourism with its vast rubber and oil palm plantations and fruit orchards and with all these attractions offered to tourists, no wonder they called Pahang the 'Adventure Land'. Pahang is able to attract a lot of visitors because this is the only place where you can gamble in the only licensed casino in Malaysia. For those who loved the nature, make sure you do not miss out Pahang and use this travel guide to visit some of  Pahang's well known and incredible tourists attractions on eco-tourism.

 

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