This is a small park its located opposite the golf course and is favourite amongs locals for picnic. There's a small mini zoo here and children playground and its greens with trees and flower plants.
My friend and his son tried the horse riding. Its expensive as they charge per head even for children. (RM10.00 per head).
Sungai Pandan Waterfall
Sungai Pandan Waterfall is 30 minutes from Kuantan. The falls is popular among local and during weekend for family picnics. The fall ends in a large pool. The water is very cool and refreshing.
Beserah is a fishing village situated 10km from Kuantan. This town iswell known for its seafood and grill fish restaurant.
The Beserah fishermen has a unique practice with water buffaloes. These buffaloes are brought to the beach to assist in pulling the boat and carrying the fished. This was done so many years ago I am not sure if this practice is still ongoing.
- Road Trip
Located just 5km from Kuantan town, Teluk Cempedak beach is a favorite among local folks. Its suitable for water sport activities like swimming, surfing and jet-skiing. Beware of undercurrent during high tied though and lookour for the flag and warning.
Do visit the Sungai Lembing Museum and see the glory days as Pahang’s richest manufacturer of tin, before the drop in the price of that commodity in 1984.
This is the town that I was born and each time I go to Kuantan I will make a point to visit it. It’s always bring back memory. Visit my Sungai Lembing page.
Teluk Chempedak Beach
This delightful beach only 5km from the town of Kuantan, is the site of several world class hotels. It is an excellent beach for water sports activities like sailing, surfing, skiing & sunbathing. Recently, the sole fast food outlet McDonald's carried out a major renovation to beautiful and expand its business premises. A stone's throw away is the famed Hyatt Regency Resort. There are also several nightspots and seafood restaurants which offer a variety of dishes at reasonable prices.
- Water Sports
One of the only two natural lakes in Peninsula Malaysia, both of which are located in the state of Pahang. Located approximately 100km from Kuantan town, the capital of Pahang. Chini is a lake that was formed from the natural damming of a river valley, accessible by a out-board motorboat ride under the canopy of some very old and interesting tropical trees lining the narrow winding river, orchids and birds and monkeys.
With its well-known myths, the lake has attracted many visitors from various destinations. Legend has it that a mythical dragon lives in the lake and is the guardian of a lost city of gold, which was once situated at the lake. The Jakun people - an Orang Asli (aboriginal) tribe of Malay origin - who live around this body of water also believe that the serpent Naga Seri Gumum (Loch Ness Monster) is the spirit and guardian of the lake. Nevertheless, these legends have enticed numerous archeologists to conduct scientific expeditions in Chini. For me, here's a great escape from the hectic of everyday's life, enjoying what really nature means to be.....for nature lovers a must!
Visit to the Orang hasli
The highlight of most tour here is a visit to an 'Orang Asli' (Aborigine) settlement and witness their way of life. The natives will enlighten you of their way of hunting using a blow-pipe. An added bonus, when in season, is the startling beauty of pink lotus in full bloom.
Wait for the sun rise.....by the beach
During my recent visit to Kuantan, I put a nite @ Hyatt Regency Teluk Chempedak.
I have always wanted to catch a sun rise by the beach but normally I wont have the opportunity to do so.
I was lucky on that day when I was given a room on a ground floor where I can just go out from the verandah straight to the beach.
At first, I thought I have miss it but my patience paid off.
So, if u got the chance dont miss the beautiful sun rise in Teluk Chempedak, Kuantan!
Kuantan Buddhist Temple
The grounds of Kuantan Buddist Temple encompasses a lake & hill view, the best feng shui ever - water and hill. We bought 3 packets of bread to feed the fishes & turtles in the lake, and within minutes, the bread is gone.
Sungai Pandan Waterfall
About 30mins drive from Kuantan city centre, this secluded waterfall is just the place to getaway for a fun time splashing away in the cold mountain water. Perfect for family picnics and also as a camping ground.
Beaches of Kuantan
Teluk Chempedak is a nice public beach, Hyatt Hotel is also located there. Families would go there during weekends, and food stalls are gathered long the coastal line. Great place to relax and unwind during the day or at night.
Go to the Beach and Watch some Kite Flying
As you are making your way around Kuantan, be sure to stop and check out the beaches... You never know what you may find. You could stumble upon a Malay person flying one of these beautiful, intricate kites! It was a stop for us on our tour from the cruise ship and I really enjoyed getting to stop and walk on the beach a bit and thought the kites were really pretty! They flew very nicely, too!
Kuil Sri Mariamman Kuantan
Kuantan is definitely a hub of cultural diversity, as is most of Malaysia. In specific, Kuantan is home to a Hindu temple, which is located in the middle of the city.
Kuil Sri Mariamman Kuantan is a small Hindu temple which has very intriquite painted idols to their Gods.
One of my favorite items in this temple was actually the rain gutters, which were both a tiger head and an elephant trunk. Due to the weather on the day that we went, we were fortunate enough to see these gutters in action, and a elephant trunk even sprayed me!
Sungai Pandan waterfalls- A must see
The Sungei Pandan Waterfalls consists of a series of cascading falls making a large cooling pool underneath and makes a place for swimmers. It is well maintained and clean area with recreation facilties, shelters, food stalls.
A suspension bridge spans the river makes it even more beautiful as from this bridge one can have a clear view of the whole falls from the centre.
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