Pahang is a large state in Peninsular Malaysia. It’s known for its mountains, rainforests, history and beaches, including the white sands and coral reefs of Tioman Island off the east coast.
- Quick Information on Malaysia
- Where is Pahang Malaysia
- Best Time To Travel To Pahang
- Things To Do in Pahang Malaysia
- Visit The Pahang State Mosque
- Explore Lentang Recreational Forest Park
- Explore Cave Temples of Gua Charas
- Visit Sungai Pandan Waterfalls
- Enjoy Chamang Waterfall
- Explore Cameron Highlands
- See The Sunrise At The Peak of Bukit Panorama
- Explore Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
- Where To Stay in Pahang Malaysia
- Wrapping Up
Pahang has rainforest reserves, beaches, mountain ranges and more, making it a underrated travel destination.
Quick Information on Malaysia
- Currency: Ringgit (RM)
- Language: Malaysian
- Population: Over 32 million
- Capital City: Kuala Lumpur
- Best time to visit Malaysia: For visiting the east coast is from March to September since it is typically drier. For the west coast is from November to August.
- How to get there: Yo can fly into Malaysia as there are flights to most major cities in Malaysia. Also You can enter by land through Thailand or via sea.
Where is Pahang Malaysia
Pahang is the third largest state in Malaysia. The state shares it borders with other Malaysian states of Kelantan and Terengganu to the north, Perak, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan to the west.
Best Time To Travel To Pahang
Pahang has an average temperature of between 27°C to 35°C all year round. The Monsoon is from November to January, it may rain heavily everyday with thunderstorms.
The best time to visit Pahang is from March to September since it is typically drier.
Things To Do in Pahang Malaysia
Pahang is able to cater for all budgets and you’ll be amazed by its range of activities that you can do in Pahang.
Visit The Pahang State Mosque
Pahang State Mosque is also known as Masjid Sultan Ahmad Shah. The mosque is located in Kuantan city center. It is easy to spot from the distance.
The Pahang state mosque has an Ottomon Moorish style. The mosque is well designed and attractive with beautifully blue coloured. There are four minarets and a large round dome surrounded by four smaller domes.
Worth a visit but only for an 1 hour or so. It is especially beautiful when lights are turned at night.
Explore Lentang Recreational Forest Park
The Lentang Recreational Forest is located in Bentong in Pahang. Not too far from Kuala Lumpur, makes this a great place to visit to get away from the busy city life.
The park is good spot for a picnic, to enjoy the rainforest, go for swim and there is the hiking trails. There is need for better maintained and the trails can be improved.
There is an entrance fee of RM 2 for adults. No fee for senior citizens and kids.
Explore Cave Temples of Gua Charas
The Cave Temples of Gua Charas are located about 20 km from Kwantan and about 10 km from Sungai Lembing.
The caves are believed to be around 400 million years and up to about 355 metres in high.
To enter the cave, first you need to climb some long and steep steps but at least half way up you get some great views of the surrounding countryside.
Once you enter the cave entrance the cave opens up into a huge cavern complex complete with mineral formations in caves.
In roof, you can see large ripple marks which were formed by the ancient river that carved open the cave. As you explore the cave you will see the temples and buddhist statues.
The entrance fee to enter the cave is RM 2 and car parking is RM 3. And there is a few stalls selling food and drink and buddhist statues etc.
Visit Sungai Pandan Waterfalls
Located near Kuantan town in the state of Pahang. It is also known as Panching waterfall this waterfall.
And is considered to be one of Malaysia’s most beautiful waterfalls.
Situated in the forest, it consists of beautiful cascading rapids from the hill down to the giant rocks, culminating into a large pool, which makes it ideal from swimming especially for kids as the shallow depth of water is just knee level.
The waterfall is just amazing. Water is cold. And is well maintained.
RM 2 per person and RM 3 for parking.
Enjoy Chamang Waterfall
Located in Bentong and is about 8 km drive from Bentong town. Chamang Waterfall is clean and suitable to bring the family for a picnic on a hot day.
You can go for a dip in the cool running water while listening to the sound of nature. Water isn’t that deep, suitable for all ages. And there is proper toilets and parking area.
For entrance fees apply at RM 3 per person and RM 3 per car.
Explore Cameron Highlands
Simply the Cameron Highlands is a tea plantations in the rolling hills of the Cameron Highlands. It is located about 150 km North of Kuala Lumpur.
You can explore the must visit places like tea plantations, Brinchang Town, strawberry farm, lavender and rose gardens and Chinese temples.
See The Sunrise At The Peak of Bukit Panorama
This will requires getting up early start in the morning. You will need to find out the sunrise time is and give yourself 2 hours to reach the top.
There is a stair to climb of around 1100 steps, this will take around 40 mins. Be careful that some of the of steps don’t have the proper pavement and bring a torch as it will be total darkness if going to see the sunrise.
Once on the top, turn to right and go all the way until you find a view spot. And you enjoy the sunrise and the magnificent clouds over the landscape.
Explore Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
Elephants sanctuaries are always great to visit especially if you bring kids. The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary is another sanctuary that helps been rescuing Asian elephants whose habitats are being destroyed.
When visiting the sanctuary, you will be learn about elephants and be shown elephants being washed and fed.
You will be able to feed the elephants with fresh watermelons and peanuts and have a chance to go into the river and bath with elephants.
Where To Stay in Pahang Malaysia
Pahang has a good range of guest houses, hostels and hotels. Here are a few places to check out if you are planning to visit Pahang Malaysia.
Remember to check the reviews and book a place that suits you interests while traveling.
Themework Homestay@Cameron Highlands
Rating 8.9, Prices start from $70 for Double room
Themework Homestay@Cameron Highlands is set in Cameron Highlands. Rooms are fully equipped kitchenette with a fridge, a dining area, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower and a hair dryer.
Merrinton Hotel Temerloh
Rating 8.5, Prices start from $21 for Double room
Merrinton Hotel Temerloh is a 3-star hotel that offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom.
Finally, these are only a short list of things to do in Pahang Malaysia, it should be remember that Pahang is a large state in Malaysia. And there is loads more to do.
You will need to do research and decide on doing what you are interested in doing.
And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on the things to do in Pahang Malaysia has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if there is more to add.