There are many interesting places to visit in Pahang. So, sit back, relax and let’s explore some of the Pahang travel destinations and tourist attractions together.
Taman Negara Pahang is home to the National Park (also known as Taman Negara in the Malay language), one of the oldest rain forests in the world. It is estimated to be 130 million years old, older than the rain forests of Congo and the Amazon.
Taman Negara, which spans across the state of Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu is a sanctuary to many rare flowers and animals. When you’re here, you can also find beautiful streams, picturesque waterfalls and scenic caves waiting for you to explore.
If you are the adventurous type and you like mountain climbing, Taman Negara is also home to the majestic Gunung Tahan (Tahan Mountain in English) the tallest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia.
Genting Highlands Interestingly, some may tell you that Genting is actually situated in Selangor and not in Pahang.
The interesting fact is, Genting sits on the border of Selangor and Pahang. In fact, most of the properties of Genting Highlands is actually situated in Pahang.
Genting Highlands is a place for you and your family to enjoy cool refreshing air combined with fun-filled attractions with entertainment and the luxury of an international class accommodations.
You can find almost everything here. From theme parks, both indoors and outdoors, to luxury hotels, from a wide variety of restaurants to convention centres, this city of entertainment caters for visitors from all walks of life. On top of that, Genting Highlands is also home to the one and only casino in Malaysia for you to play gdbet333.
In my personal opinion, the theme park is the main attraction here. I remember when I was young, when my dad brought the family up to Genting, the main thing my siblings and I looked forward to was the theme park.
Even now, as an adult, I am still very much drawn to the attractions at the theme park. In my personal opinion, Genting is really the place to bring your family for a fun-filled exciting vacation!
Cameron Highlands – Besides Genting Highlands, another well-known Pahang travel destination is Cameron Highlands. Compared to Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands is more suited to those who are looking for a cool and quiet place to relax themselves and to get away from the hectic city life.
Tasik Chini – Pahang is home to one of the most famous lakes in Malaysia, Tasik Chini (Chini Lake). This lake is the second largest natural lake in Malaysia.
Legend has it that a giant dragon, known as the Chini Dragon lurks beneath the murky waters of this magnificent lake. Legend also has it that underneath the magnificent lake, there once existed a well-populated grand Khmer city. This grand city was submerged underwater due to a big flood. It is rumored that the ancient artifacts of this ancient city can still be found underneath the murky waters of the lake.
However, until now, the lost city and its artifacts have still not been located. Reason being, the visibility of the waters of the lake is near zero and this is what hinders the researchers’ attempts to go deep into the lake.
Tioman Island – Another famous Pahang Travel destination is non other than the amazingly beautiful Pulau Tioman (Tioman Island). This island is among the top ten most beautiful and idyllic islands in the world. Tioman Island is the largest island off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
The underwater world around the island is a vast marine treasure trove with vibrant coral gardens, a plethora of seashells and limpets, thorny sea urchins, seaweeds, starfishes and a myriad of colourful fish. When you’re here, you can participate in a variety of activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, boating, water skiing, windsurfing and deep sea diving.
The few Pahang Travel destinations and tourist attractions I’ve just shared with you here are just the tip of the iceberg. There are a lot more interesting places to visit in Pahang. And because it’s impossible to put everything on this one page, I will be starting (and constantly updating) a new section on this page specially dedicated to the amazing and beautiful Pahang travel destinations and tourist attractions. So, do check back often!
Meanwhile, if you are planning or have already planned a vacation to Pahang and will be coming here soon, it would be helpful to have a Pahang Map to make your traveling easier. A Kuantan map would also come in handy if you plan to visit Kuantan, the capital of Pahang.