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.
Enjoy the Balok Beach
Balok beach is also very close to the Kunatan city. It is also an ideal place for the sufers. This beach seemed to me to be less crowded than the Telok Chempedak Beach and more facilities for sailing and surfing. The stronger waves and soothing breeze makes it an indeal location for the tourist to enjoy.
Walk in Telok Chempedak Beach
Being a city close to the sea, there are a number of sea beaches. Some of them are Cherating Beach, Teluk Chempedak, Balok and Beserah Beach. I could manage time time to see some closeby beaches like Telok Chempedak and Balok Beach.
In general the beaches are clean and have plenty of opportunity to have funs like surfing and sailing. There is also opprtunity of trekking clos to the Telok Cheppedak beach.
There are resturants beside the beach where traditional and fast foods alongwith souveniers are available.
Beserah is a fishing village and is well-known for salted fish. It is situated 10km from Kuantan.
A batik factory and many cottage handicraft workshops producing items made mostly of sea shells and local plant materials (dried nuts, leaves) can be found in Beserah.
At the parking bay, there are some Malay eateries.
- Family Travel
Balok beach is about 15km north of Kuantan & is a paradise for avid wind-surfers. Most of the activities revolve around the many international class resorts & hotels located at the beach. Truly perfect & serene with soothing tropical breezes, swaying casuarinas, unending white sand in harmony with the azure blue sea.
- Water Sports
Contrary to its name, Taman Gelora (Gelora literally mean rough in context of sea) is tranquil and great place to relax. It is a park with jogging track built by the seaside. Many placid lakes and ponds in the park add natural charms to this place. Abundant pines trees here provide much protection from the harsh sunlight to joggers. It is also a popular place for outdoor wedding photography due to its scenic and peaceful surroundings.
- Hiking and Walking
Pantai Telok Chempedak
Cempedak is a local fruit, similar to jackfruit. The size is smaller than jackfruit but its smell can be stronger. Cempedak is normally eaten fresh or can be deep-fried, coated with batter.
I guess Telok Chempedak (fondly known to the locals as TC) must have gotten its name from this fruit. It is the most popular beach in Kuantan. It is located about 20 min drive from town center.
This place is packed during weekends with family, couples or tourist groups. The currents can be quite strong; hence caution should be taken if you decided to swim in the sea. It has claimed a few lives before.
The beach is relatively clean but now there is a reclamation activity going on to “restore” the beach from erosions.
Kite flying is a popular activity here. No water sports like Jet Ski or parasailing are available.
Food is easily found here – some seafood restaurants, bistros and if you like fast food, McDonald is just around the corner to cure those hunger pangs.
There is a row of pubs, karaoke bar and night clubs near the beach. Life at this juncture begins only at night.
This delightful beach is only 5 km from Kuantan. Two world-class hotels are located here. Teluk Cempedak is an excellent beach for sailing, surfing, jet-skiing and sunbathing. Souvenir and handicraft shops are all within walking distance.
Beyond the main beach, there are excluded bathing spots. Ardent sun-lovers can jungle-trek through the TC Forest Reserve into idyllic Pelindung beach. An alternative route will lead you to the Teruntum Park which has a mini zoo-children and adults alike will have fun and relaxation. Close by is the Royal Golf Club for golf enthusiasts.
the HSCB Building
This is the MSCB Building next to the scenic Sultan Ahmad Shah Mosque and obviously the architects of this bank-building tried to build something that matched perfectely to the mosque.
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