Masjid Sultan Ahmad Shah 1
Constructed between 1991 and 1993, this powder-blue building is the east coast’s best known mosque and one of Kuantan’s top tourist draws. Located beside a vast football field, the structure features Moorish architecture as well as beautiful designs and etchings. At night it’s a pretty sight when its minarets, spires and turrets are brightly lit.
Sungai Lembing Museum
Jokingly called the El Dorado of the East, Sungai Lembing was once a rich tin mining town. Set 42 kilometres from town the Sungai Lembing Museum – built by the Museums and Antiquities Department – was built to commemorate the town’s bygone glory days. Artefacts on display range from equipment used for tin mining as well as train tracks that were used to traverse the quarries.
Tuesday to Sunday: 09:00 – 17:30
Friday: 09:00 – 12:00 & 14:00 – 17:00
Closed on Monday
Panorama Hill Sungai Lembing
Sungai Lembing is a small village a somewhat “sleepy” town in Pahang, approximately 45 kilometres northwest of Kuantan. You can watch the sunrise at Panorama Hill. You need to climb the stair to the top of the hill to enjoy the scenery. It will take around 45 minutes walk on average.
Bring your own torch light because there will be no lights along the way.
Situated 10 kilometres from Kuantan town, Beserah is a tiny fishing village especially known for its seafood restaurants. Kodak-worthy moments include the sight of Beserah fishermen herding water buffaloes with carts onto the beach to assist them in pulling in their catch for the day. A few kilometres north of Beserah is Batu Hitam Beach – also known as Black Stones Beach.
Natural Batik Factory
Sprawled across 86,000 square-feet, Natural Batik Factory houses the east coast’s largest batik showroom. Besides batik products, the establishment also retails fashion creations ranging from baju kurung to beachwear. Visitors can also try their hand at batik painting or tour the production area where dozens of batik designs are created every day.
Starting out from the Shahbandar Jetty near the Esplanade River, this 90-minute cruise first heads over to the Tanjung Lumpur fishing village which is located at the mouth of Kuantan River. The two-hour journey continues on towards the 340-hectare Mangrove Reserve Forest where you’ll be able to observe the diverse flora and fauna of the swamp.
Saturday – Thursday: 09:00, 11:00, 14:30, 16:00
Friday: 09:00, 15:00 .
Teluk Cempedak or Teluk Chempedak is a beach in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. It 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. The boats of the fishermen at sea can be seen during the day and at night. The fishing village of Tanjung Api and Beserah is only about 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) away on either side of Teluk Chempedak.