Faces of
Malaysia
Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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Taman Negara, Malaysia

Mutiara Taman Negara Resort

address: Kuala Tahan Jerantut, 27000 Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia
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	Upscale Resort, only accommodation at the National Park side of the river, some of the walking trails start here</p>

Upscale Resort, only accommodation at the National Park side of the river, some of the walking trails start here

phone: +609-266 2200
website: click here


Room Price
Chalet RM 280
Family Chalet RM 370
Chalet Suit RM 400
Double-Storey Bungalow RM 1000

rates last checked in 10/2016



river view
view from Kuala Tahan across the river (Sungail Tembeling) towards the jetty with the stairs going up to the entrance of Taman Negara NP and the Mutiara Resort (buildings at top right of the photo)

Hotels in in Taman Negara
HOSTELS
in Taman Negara
Teresek View Motel

Small multi-storey budget hotel near the jetty in Kuala Tahan

Xcape Resort Taman Negara

Resort with bungalows, restaurant and swimming pool in Kuala Tahan. With a big parking lot in front, it is mainly catering for tour groups.

Things to do & see
Kuala Tahan
Kuala Tahan is the small village just opposite the entrance to Taman Negara NP at the other side of Sungai Tembeling river. All accommodations are located here. ... more
Canopy Walk
Taman Negara's spectacular canopy walk is 530m long and up to 40m above the ground ... more