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    Sungai Lembing

    by mary2u99 Written Feb 28, 2007

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    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.

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    Fireflies Trip

    by chelsina Written Apr 8, 2008

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    We went to watch fireflies last night. We pick the night without a moon so that we can watch fireflies more clearly. It was great. It was a boat trip that takes around 1 hour. Boat picks u up at the jetty (if you're coming from gambang, the jetty is on the left hand side before the bridge to Giant hypermarket). It was my first time cruising a river at night.

    We did manage to watch some fireflies. There were groups and groups. Some in this tree and some in the other tree. They were so fascinating as it was my first time encountering with the fireflies. We just watched from the boat. It's like we're watching christmas trees! :) Some even flew near to our boat! We tried to take some photos But the boatman said, if we manage to take the photos of the fireflies, he would want to buy from us.

    On our way back to the jetty, we saw an aligator! it was swimming in the water. The boatman spotted it and flashed light towards it. We managed to see the eyes facing our boat and then, it quickly dived into the water.

    RM20 per adult and Rm10 per children. Minimum must have 8 pax to run the trip. Maximum 14 pax.

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    Turtle Sanctuary and Information Centre

    by chiabh Updated Apr 14, 2009

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    The Turtle Sanctuary and Information Centre at Chendor Beach was opened in 1997 on a 0.33ha site... It is managed by the Fisheries Department with co-operation of the Pahang State Government... Among its objectives are to protect turtles from threats, abuse and extinction and carry out turtle-hatchery programmes, conservation and research...

    The nesting season is April to early September when turtles will beach to lay eggs... Turtles beaching are the smallr green turtles rather that the leatherback at Rantau Abang further north... While the number of landing of leatherback has declined thru the years to almost none, the green turtle landings have increased lhe last 3 years... The green turtle is actually olive-brown in colour but is named after the colour of its fat... It can grow to over 1m in carapace length and weighs between 135kg and 170kg... It is almost exclusively vegetarian and feeds on sea grasses, algae and occasionally sponges, and lays between 80 and 150 eggs per nest... As with other species of turtle, these green turtles live long lives...

    Visiting hours are from 9.00am to 5.30pm and 8.00pm to 6.00am (Tuesdays to Sundays) while on Fridays the hours are from 9.00am to 12.00noon and 3.00pm to 5.30pm... The centre is closed on Mondays...

    the mural at the centre... the turtles...

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    Vist the people's Sunday marketting.

    by mylias Written Apr 24, 2007

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    Every Sunday morning, a Sunday market is held near the Kuantan Stadium. All the local delicacies are sold there. Plus the daily needs of the people like poultry, meat and fish.

    On the Sunday afternoon and evening a similar market is held near the lakes of Taman Gelora, an open space off the Jalan Telok Sisek, within view of the mouth of Kuantan River.

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    Walk in Telok Chempedak Beach

    by afsarbaf Written Dec 29, 2005

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    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.

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    Teluk Cempedak

    by mary2u99 Updated Apr 10, 2007

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    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.

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    Taman Teruntum

    by mary2u99 Updated Apr 16, 2007

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    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).

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    great colonial architecture

    by globetrott Written Oct 11, 2014

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    These are some great buildings opposite of the Hotel Grand Continental, in the very centre of the city of Kuantan.
    Kuantan has a very long history: in the first century it was a part of the Chih-Tu empire.
    In the 11th century, it became part of the Pheng-Kheng empire before it was taken over by the Siamese in the 2th century. In the 15th century Kuantan was ruled by the Malacca Empire and in 1850 the first white settlers arrived.Nowadays Kuantan has a population of about 600.000 inhabitants

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    Climbing Panorama Hill

    by melberrys Written Feb 9, 2014

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    By "climb", I mean climb the stairs. For beginners and casual tourists, it would be a fine place. But for those who wants the hiking/trekking experience, you need to go to nearby hills (there are a lot of other trails in the village), but mind you, the stairs are tiring to climb. I saw a hiker panting on the way up and had his knees wobble going down. So, yeah, this place is not recommended for those who have knees problem.

    The view up there is breathtaking. You can see Lembing River and nearby village, and on the other side of the hill is the view of untouched greenery on nearby hills.

    It is advisable to climb it before dawn, about 6am. It is the sunrise view you don't want to miss. During my trip, the sun unfortunately was hidden under thick fog and clouds, but the view of the fog laying on the greens are also very amazing.

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    Enjoy the Balok Beach

    by afsarbaf Written Dec 29, 2005

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    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.

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    Beserah Beach

    by yipsufen Updated Dec 11, 2004

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    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.

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    Taman Gelora

    by runwitme Updated Jun 17, 2004

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    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.

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    Wan Fo Tien Temple

    by chiabh Updated Jan 20, 2009

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    The Wan Fo Tien temple (or the Ten Thousand Buddhas’ Hall) is a Buddhist temple on the outskirt of Kuantan town, on the road to Sungai Lembing... The RM8mil temple administered by the Pahang Buddhist Association was set up in 1967... The temple is usually a hive of activity every evening when scores of devotees visit it to pay homage to the deities or just to enjoy the scenic view of the surroundings or to feed the fishes and tortoises in the ponds with bread crumbs...

    The main attraction of the temple is a 5.5m high statue of The Buddha made of a piece of white Han jade imported from Sichuan province and sculptured in Beijing, China... The walls of the main prayer hall are decorated with 15,743 pieces of tiles with the image of Buddha on each piece... Besides this, there is also the statues of the 18 immortals, as well as statues of little monks placed at strategic spots...

    The main aim of the temple is to remind the people of the teachings of Buddha and to make the premises more attractive to visitors... Its yearly religious activities include dharma talks, meditation classes for adults and dharma classes for children... The temple and its ground eludes peace and quiet for visitors to relax and meditate...

    the entrance to the temple... view of the pond in the temple grounds... a statute of the goddess of mercy... feeding the fishes... a rest hut for visitors...

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    Sungai Pandan Waterfall

    by mary2u99 Updated Apr 10, 2007

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    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.

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    Sungai Pandan Waterfall

    by cheekychic Written May 28, 2006

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    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.

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