Everything You Need To Know About Pahang
Pahang is the largest state in Peninsular Malaysia. Nearly two-thirds of the state is enveloped in verdant rainforests, making it a magnificent enclave of lush greenery, exotic wildlife and natural treasures.
Its magnificent natural attractions include Taman Negara, a 130-million-year-old rainforest as well as animal sanctuaries, parks, lakes and waterfalls. Other natural gems include Endau-Rompin State Park and Tioman, a wonderful island. Pahang's capital city is Kuantan, a bustling township with interesting sights.
Sprawling over three states, National Park - Pahang's premier national park - is over 130 million years old and home to a vast diversity of flora and fauna, as well as some amazing natural landscapes. Gunung Tahan, the highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia, as well as the world's longest canopy walkway is situated in Taman Negara. National Park is Malaysia's largest national park and one of the world's oldest rainforests.
Hailed as one of the world's finest beach destinations, Tioman Island is steeped in legend and natural beauty. The island's waters are a diver's paradise, filled with a diverse range of aquatic, species and vibrant corals. According to folklore, Tioman Island's dragon-like shape is attributed to the tale of a dragon princess who was so enamoured by the beauty of the waters that she decided to stay there forever, becoming an island over time.
Consisting of three main townships - Ringlet, Tanah Rata and Brinchang - Cameron Highlands is Malaysia's largest hill resort. Characterised by a refreshing temperate climate and mesmerising highland panorama, it is made up of undulating valleys, sprawling tea plantations, terraced flower gardens, vegetable farms and a strawberry park. Cameron Highlands is Malaysia's leading producer of fresh flowers and tea.
Transcend across two states, Endau-Rompin State Park is Peninsular Malaysia's second largest national park, after National Park. This unspoilt nature reserve is the habitat of some truly exotic flora and fauna, including some endangered species such as the Sumatran rhinoceros and the Bengal tiger.
The only one of its kind in the country, the National Elephant Conservation Centre is a sanctuary dedicated towards rescuing and rehabilitating.
Teluk Cempedak also known as Palm Beach a beach in Kuantan is located 5 kilometres east from the town centre in Kuantan. The white sandy beach and casuarinas and pine trees line the coast, with some rocky promontories facing the South China Sea.