About Pahang


Pahang, which covers an area of 35,960 sq. km, is the largest state in Peninsular Malaysia. Pahang has so much to offer the visitors, both local and foreign. Pahang has cool green mountains, rain forests, hill resorts, tranquil fishing villages, long stretches of sandy beaches, mysterious caves and unspoilt lakes.

With the population of 1 million, the state, which lies on the East Coast, offers the finest in beaches such as the famous Cherating Beach, Teluk Chempedak and Beserah Beach. There are some renown hill resorts of Cameron Highlands, Genting Highlands and Fraser's Hill. If you are looking for adventure, why not visiting parks such as Kenong Rimba, Endau-Rompin and Taman Negara (National Park).

In Pahang, the visitors will find fascinating evidence of the diverse Malaysian cultures, manifested in the customs, clothes, food, art forms, games and festivals of the various races. Pahang has a rich cultural heritage and its specialty is songket, the distinctive hand-woven gold and silver brocade. Travelers can visit the handicraft centres at Teluk Chempedak, Sungai Karang and Cherating. Household items made from pandanus leaves and woodcarvings, shell crafts and batik are also sold or available to be purchases at these centers.