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Kuantan Pahang

From its pristine beaches to its lush rainforests, Kuantan offers a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. 


Kuantan a great location for a family holiday

Looking to plan a trip to the east coast of mainland Malaysia? Look no further than Kuantan, a fantastic destination just a 5-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur City.

Explore the breathtaking coastline between Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu in the northeast of Malaysia, where you'll find a plethora of incredible coastal destinations. These laid-back beaches are a magnet for international tourists who love surfing and watersports. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

Kuantan is a shopper's paradise with a plethora of modern malls and shopping outlets. Explore the city's vibrant shopping scene and indulge in a mix of unique local and international finds. Whether you're in search of fashion, electronics, or souvenirs, Kuantan has it all. Immerse yourself in a world of retail therapy and discover the perfect treasures to take home from your unforgettable trip.


Kuala Lumpur

Catching a Bus from KL to Kuantan

Traveling by bus is an excellent way to plan your journey from the west coast of mainland Malaysia to the vibrant cities along the East Coast.

The BTS terminal in Kuala Lumpur serves as a vital connection between KL and Kuantan. Booking your bus service is a breeze, with the option to conveniently reserve online or at the counter. With tickets priced at approximately RM 24, this affordable transportation option is available 24 hours a day. The travel time is approximately 4.5 hours. 

Pickup Address: TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan) Counter A/D/E/F/G/H, Bandar Tasik Selatan TBS link bridge, Bandar Tasek Selatan, 57100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dropoff Address:Counter 38, Kuantan Sentral Bus Terminal (LA Holiday) 25200 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia (Emergency Contact Number: 012-5685689)


BTS Terminal in Kuala Lumpur is the main bus terminal connecting KL with all major cities in mainland Malaysia.

Attractions in Kuantan Pahang

Teluk Chempedak Coastal Area

Teluk Chempedak Coastal Area is a hidden gem nestled in the vibrant city of Kuantan, Malaysia. As a tourist location,  it offers a unique picturesque coastline boasts pristine sandy beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters, providing the perfect backdrop for a relaxing getaway. 

The area also offers a wide range of accommodation options, from luxurious resorts to cozy beachside cottages, ensuring a comfortable stay for every visitor. Don't miss the opportunity to discover the captivating charm of Teluk Chempedak in Kuantan – a destination that promises unforgettable memories and endless adventures.


  • Night Markets
  • Watersports
  • Coastal Walk
  • Luxury Resort

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teluk-chempedak in Kuantan

Masjid Haji Ahmad Shah Pahang

Masjid Haji Ahmad Shah in Pahang, Malaysia is a magnificent architectural gem that exemplifies the rich Islamic heritage of the region. This stunning mosque stands as a testament to the devotion and spirituality of the Muslim community in Pahang.

With its grandeur and intricate design, Masjid Haji Ahmad Shah has become a significant landmark in the heart of Pahang, attracting visitors from near and far. The mosque's elegant minarets and domes stand tall against the sky, offering a mesmerizing sight that instills a sense of tranquility and awe in all who behold it.

As you step inside, you are greeted by a serene atmosphere, adorned with beautiful calligraphy and intricate patterns that adorn the walls and ceilings. The spacious prayer hall can accommodate a large congregation, providing a place of worship and reflection for Muslims in the area. Masjid Haji Ahmad Shah not only serves as a spiritual hub but also acts as a community center, hosting various educational and cultural activities that bring people together.

Whether you are a devout Muslim seeking solace or a curious traveler eager to explore the Islamic heritage of Pahang, a visit to Masjid Haji Ahmad Shah is an experience not to be missed.

haji-ahmad-shah-mosque in kuantan

Enjoy local cuisine in Kuantan

From aromatic curries to succulent grilled seafood, Kuantan is a haven for food lovers. Indulge in the famous Nasi Lemak, a fragrant rice dish served with spicy sambal, crispy anchovies, and a variety of side dishes. Savor the unique flavors of Keropok Lekor, a local specialty made from fish paste and deep-fried to perfection.

Don't forget to try the mouthwatering Satay, skewered and grilled meat served with a delicious peanut sauce. For dessert, satisfy your sweet tooth with the delightful ABC (Air Batu Campur), a refreshing shaved ice dessert topped with a medley of colorful toppings. Whether you're a fan of spicy dishes or have a sweet tooth, Kuantan's food scene has something.

Experience the enduring Thai and Chinese influences that infuse the local flavors of Kuantan. Immerse yourself in the tantalizing blend of aromatic Thai cuisine at Sara's Thai Kitchen. Indulge in the mouthwatering delight of jumbo shrimp cooked in coconut at Ha Tian Restaurant.

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Shopping Malls in Kuantan

Experience the joy of shopping in Kuantan with its plethora of mega malls that offer unbeatable deals on both local and international brands. These shopping havens attract a large crowd from neighboring cities and towns, making it a bustling hub of activity.

Make the most of your shopping experience by visiting these popular malls: Kuantan City Mall, East Coast Mall, Berjaya Mall, and Capital Mall Asia. Each mall offers its own unique charm and a wide range of shopping options to cater to every taste.

For a more relaxed and enjoyable shopping experience, head to these malls during the mid-week when the atmosphere is serene and invigorating. Explore the diverse offerings and indulge in a delightful shopping spree.

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I visited the following malls:

  • Kuantan City Mall
  • East Coast Mall
  • Berjaya Mall
  • Capital Mall Asia

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Mega View Hotel - an amazing budget hotel in Kuantan

Take advantage of incredible online offers with Agoda's advanced booking for this stunningly beautiful and meticulously maintained property, situated perfectly along the Kuantan waterfront, offering breathtaking views of the majestic Kuantan River.. 


  • Price under RM 120 for deluxe room
  • Easy access to Restaurants
  • Walking distance from Ahmad Shah Mosque
  • Cab ride from bus terminal is RM 15
  • Breakfast included in booking 

Other amazing places to explore in Kuantan


Cherating Beach Surfing and Watersport

Cherating is a popular coastal town near Kuantan famous for surfing and amazing seafood. A trip to Cherating is an ideal activity if you are staying in Kuantan for holidays.

beserah beach
beserah beach
Beserah Beach Fishing Village

Located a mere 10 kilometers from the vibrant town of Kuantan, lies the enchanting fishing village of Beserah. This hidden gem is renowned for its delectable seafood restaurants, attracting food lovers from far and wide. Prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring landscapes and breathtaking sunsets that adorn this picturesque destination. One of the most delightful sights you'll witness is the skillful Beserah fishermen guiding water buffaloes with their carts, against the backdrop of the rising or setting sun, as they make their way to the serene beach. This unique tradition aids them in securing their bountiful catch for the day. Just a stone's throw away from this charming hamlet lies the mesmerizing Batu Hitam Beach, renowned for its intriguing Black Stones Beach.

attractions in kuantan
attractions in kuantan
Guah Cheras Caves

Nestled at the base of the awe-inspiring and majestic Panching Hill, towering 1,000 meters high in Malaysia, Gua Charas is a captivating limestone cave. Renowned for its magnificent 'sleeping Buddha' stone sculpture, it proudly showcases this mesmerizing masterpiece to all its visitors.