"In Kuatan it turned out that we had a super luxury resort where we would stay for two days: Swiss-Garden resort.
Lovely swimming pools, various restaurants and a bar where various cocktails were served.
The second day in Kuantan we went by car to see the Sleeping Buddha. In a towering limestone rock with a cave system, the Gua Charah, a Thai Buddhist monk has a nine-meter long limestone statue of the reclining Buddha in the inner cave. made. The strenuous climb to the top is rewarded with a beautiful view. In the huge outer cave, thin rays of sunlight enter through slits in the ceiling that is hundreds of meters high."
Tourist Office in Kuantan
Kuantan which is became Pahangs capital in 1955 is a fast-growing commercial centre in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
It lies on the east cost and has a population of about 1,4 million people. Kuantan has a population approaching 400,000 people.
Kuantanis situated on the banks of the Kuantan river mouth. The main shopping complexes in town are the Berjaya Megamall, Komplex Teruntum, and Kuantan Parade. The modern Teruntum complex offers great shopping in air-conditioned comfort. It
also houses a cinema bowling alley fast food restaurants and other facilities. In the shopping centres in Kuantan you can buy also the illegal stuff, like watches and dvd. In and around this quaint town there are attractions.
In Kuantan, you are able to experience the River Cruise whilst enjoying the picturesque Kuantan along the river and discover the beauty of the man-made 250 meters boardwalk (nr 4) to see the mangrove jungle.
The jetty of the river cruise in Kuantan departs from nr. 1 But you can start with your river cruise at the other five points at the map.
Also made available for you is to have a closer and at your own pace look at Kuantan town is by TRISHAW.
The Tourist Information Centre daily 09.00 till 13.00 & 14.00 till 17.00 pm; tel 09/516 1007) is at the end of Jalan Makhota. The Tourist Office facing the playing fields.
They can help you out with accommodation in and around Kuantan, and also organizes day-trips to the surrounding area, like lake Chini, the Royal city of Pekan and the Gua Charah caves
This map is from the brochure we got from the Tourist Office in Kuantan.
The State Mosque has a distinct dome and its minarets are in a pastel shade of sky blue and mint green. The State Mosque stands regal as the most prominent structure in the capital. The colonial-styled Courthouse adds a lovely contrast to the many buildings that have sprouted up. Old Kuantan, however, is not lost amongst recent developments. Take a walk down Jalan Besar, and you are likely to savor the pungent aroma of the salted fish and keropok (fish crackers), which is the state's famous delicacy. In Jalan Tanah Puteh is a Hindu temple and there are two Chinese temples: one in Jalan Bukit Setongkol and one in Jalan Bukit Ubi. Tourists will get a close-up view of the practice of these two faiths by the city's Hindu and Buddhist communities. The best selected hotels in
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hawker stalls near the mosque on Jalan Makhota behind the Ocean Shopping Complex on Jalan Tun Ismail are the best bet.
You can have a nice walk down
Jalan Besar, sampling local delicacies sold on the street and shopping in the smaller craft and souvenir shops. For good selections of batiks and crafts you must visit HM
Batik & Handicraft and Kedai Mat Jais B. Talib in the Jalan Besar. Batik RM has a showroom on Jalan Besar, but the showroom out on Jalan Tanah Puteh is much more fun.
In Kuantan, the modern Teruntum Complex, Berjaya Megamall and Kuantan Parade offers great shopping in air-conditioned comfort. They offer a tempting array of bewitching items, which you may not find
elsewhere. Beside cinemas, bowling valley, fast food restaurants and other facilities are made available. Shopping in comfort, style and convenience are some of the keyword that will please you.
There are two bus terminals. The local bus station is on Jalan Basar, beside Sungei Kuantan, and the Makmur express bus terminal is on Jalan Stadium, in front of the Darulmakmur stadium. Bus routes service Kuantan from all parts of the peninsula. From
Kuala Lumpur, Plusliner (tel.
03/4042-1256) departs from the Pekeliling Bus
Terminal in the Jalan Tun Razak. The bus terminal in Kuantan is in Kompleks Makmur. Taxis at the stand just outside the terminal can take you to the city.