Local Attractions

Formerly known as Indera Mahkota Agricultural Park, the park was established to benefit the farming community in particular, and all levels of society in general. Apart from showcasing the nation's heritage of natural and agricultural richness and diversity, the Park also serves as a centre for research and development for the agricultural industry. Its emphasis on care and concern for the environment also sets an example for the public at large to follow.
Batu Hitam beach is about 15km north of Kuantan and is a paradise for avid wind-surfers. Most of the activities revolve around the many international class resorts and hotels located at the beach, forming the perfect getaway for visitors to the East Coast of the Peninsular. Truly perfect and serene with soothing tropical breezes, swaying casuarinas, unending white sand in harmony with the azure blue sea, indeed, relaxation is never easier.
Berjaya Megamall opened in 1998 and is a great place for shopping. Located in the heart of Kuantan's central business district that provides shopping and entertainment for shoppers in the east coast of Malaysia. Two concourse mall houses great fashion boutiques and shops. Berjaya Megamall has Parkson, Giant, Apple K KTV, Megalanes Bowling, a snooker center, Holiday Planet Amusement Center and a five-screen GSC cinema.
East Coast Mall is strategically located in the heart of Kuantan’s city centre in Pahang. It is a modern family lifestyle mall with an established mix of domestic and international retailers, from fashion, entertainment, arts & culture to local delicacies and international gourmets. East Coast Mall is anchored by Parkson and AEON Big hypermarket while other key tenants include GSC, Padini Concept Store, KFC, FOS, Brands Outlet, F.O.S Kids & Teens, Wah Chan Jewelry and East Coast Mall IT Centre.
Cherating beach is located in Pahang, about 30km north of Kuantan in east coast Peninsular Malaysia. It's among the most famous beach located in the east coast, just 3 hours' drive from Kuala Lumpur. It's a laid back fishing village, with backpacker tourism blooming in popularity now.
Sungai Lembing is a tin mining town 42 km northwest of Kuantan. Lembing is Malay for spear, and "sungai" means river. Per local legend, the local ruler saw a vision of a spear in the nearby river and thus named his town after this vision. Until the 1970s, Sungai Lembing was a major producer of underground tin. Sungai Lembing town developed in the 1880's when the British set up the tin mining industry, although the history of mining in this area extends much further back. It is famous for its sunrise climb up its panaromic hill and rainbow waterfall.
Located about 85 kilometres from Kuantan, Lake Chini is Malaysia's second biggest natural freshwater lake, with an area of 12.565 acres; Lake Chini consists of 13 interconnecting water bodies, each with its own charateristics. Lake Chini is blessed with vast treasures of nature, which is rich in biological resources. There are 138 species of territorial flora, 300 species of non-aquatic vertebrates and 144 species of freshwater fish. Thousand of white and pink water lilies will emerge on the lake from August through September, transforming the lake into a floating multi-coloured garden.
Teluk Cempedak or Teluk Chempedak (literally : Cempedak Bay) is a famous beach in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. Teluk Cempedak is located 5 kilometres east from the town centre in Kuantan and is situated in close proximity to the Royal Pahang Golf Club. The white sandy beach and the beautiful casuarinas and pine trees line the coast, with some rocky promontories facing the incessant waves of the South China Sea. All these combined to make the beach serene and at the same time delightful. You can see the boats of the fishermen at sea during the day, and the twinkling lights of their boats at night. The fishing village of Tanjung Api and Beserah is only about 5 km away on either side of Teluk Chempedak.
Taking a walk around Taman Gelora gives a feeling of serene; a park that is worthy of frequenting as it offers so much in a single place. From a lotus pond, to a lake; a casuarina forest to a sandy beach. The air at Taman Gelora is cooling most of the time, as there are shady trees along with a nice ocean breeze. Despite its appeal, it is mostly visited by locals as it is not widely publicised. Getting there may also prove challenging as there are no busses and taxis aren’t as common as they are in KL. Its popularity among locals makes perfect sense as parking spaces are ample and the nearby seafood restaurant is rather acclaimed.
Sungai Pandan Waterfalls, (also sometimes called the Panching waterfalls) is situated about 25 km from Kuantan, Pahang. It is a popular picnic and recreational location for Kuantan dwellers and those staying in the surrounding areas. The beautiful cascading waterfalls and the cool, slightly light green (color of pandanus plants - the reason for the name) and clear waters forming the streams along sandy soil amidst verdant jungle surroundings make for an attractive getaway for city dwellers to relax and pass away the time, especially during weekends.
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