This small but lively coastal town is renowned for its beaches, serene atmosphere, friendly weather, beautiful sunsets and rich Malay culture. 

In this city that is considered one of the cleanest in Malaysia, you can visit places like:

Lao Zi Temple

Lao Zi Temple is a Taoist temple dedicated to Lao Zi, the Supreme Patriarch of Taoism, located along Kuantan-Sungai Lembing road. Its 823 meters long Golden Dragon Structure is the main attraction with it being listed in Malaysia Book of Records as the country’s longest dragon statue.

Inside the dragon walls, a 5000-word scripture, Book of Tao & its Virtues, is written. At the exit, you’ll come across a ball called Dragon’s Pearl. It is believed that touching the ball brings good luck.

The temple compound features many statues of Chinese zodiac creatures, deities and a 7-meter tall statue of Laozi himself. To reach Lao Zi Temple, you’ll have to walk inside the dragon structure by entering through its tail and then emerging out of its mouth.

Teluk Cempedak

Teluk Chempedak, also known as Palm Beach, is a beautiful white sandy beach located 5 kilometers from Kuantan in Pahang. The boardwalk here offers amazing views of the beach with the jungle on the other side and connects to the Missionary Beach.

Geologically, Chempedak Beach is quite special since it had witnessed volcanic activity a long time back. This led to formation of three-layer rocks, made up of basalt, dolerite and granite. The beach also has a bunker dating back to the Second World War. For kids, there is a playground at Teluk Chempedak equipped with decent playing facilities. The place is ideal for jet-skiing, surfing and swimming.

Taman Gelora

Around 130 million years old, the Taman Negara rainforest in Malaysia boasts of being the oldest one on the entire planet, and this exotic location is the site for the Taman Negara National Park. Covering a total area of 4343 square kilometers, the national park is renowned for not only its rainforest but also for its birds and insects.

At Taman Negara, visitors get to traverse the longest rope walkway in the world, and enjoy the sights of the birds and the animals in their natural habitat. There are also options to visit the nearby village, go camping, trekking, fishing, mountain climbing, and lots more. 

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