Pahang & Tioman Island attractions

Top Choice Cave in Kuantan

Gua Charas

Located 26km north of Kuantan, the limestone karst containing Gua Charas towers high above the surrounding palm plantations. The caves owe their fame to a Thai Buddhist monk who came to meditate here about 50 years …
Top Choice Museum in Kuantan

Pahang Art Museum

This museum's collection is housed in an attractive colonial-era building just north of the Padang. The museum focuses on the state's culture, history and art. Look out for contemporary ceramics by Mohd Roslan Ahmad…
Top Choice Palace in Pekan

Istana Leban Tunggal

This abandoned and much forlorn (there's a tree growing from its roof) two-storey wood and stone palace was built in 1935. With unusual twin yellow cupolas, it's quite a picture; the building was open when last rese…
Top Choice Gardens in Pekan

Royal Pahang Polo Club

One of Malaysia's historic polo clubs, this huge and verdant polo field is located next to Istana Abu Bakar; if you've a car, it's well worth driving around the perimeter road.
Village in Pulau Tioman

Kampung Juara

Its sleepy hideaway bliss is slightly ended by the road crossing the island interior, but Juara remains lovely, offering two long stretches of wide, white sandy beach – Barok and Mentawak – separated by a small hill…
Village in Pulau Tioman

Kampung Nipah

Offering a serene length of beach on the edge of the forest, rugged and isolated Nipah is the way to go for those wanting to leave the world behind (the village lacks internet and mobile phone access). The waters of…
National Park in Pahang & Tioman Island

Kenong Rimba State Park

A far less visited alternative to Taman Negara, this sprawling area of lowland forest rises to the limestone foothills bordering Taman Negara itself. The 120-sq-km forest park can be explored on one- to six-day jung…
Wildlife Reserve in Pahang & Tioman Island

National Elephant Conservation Centre

This is the base for the Department of Wildlife and National Parks’ Elephant Relocation Team, which helps capture rogue elephants from across Southeast Asia and relocate them to other suitable habitats throughout th…
Village in Pulau Tioman

Kampung Salang

The backpacker haven of Kampung Salang is around the headland north of ABC, Monkey Beach and Monkey Bay. Come to snorkel off nearby Coral Island, do a spot of diving and stay for the beach parties. For many, Salang’…
Village in Kuantan

Sungai Lembing

Visit quiet Sungai Lembing in the hills to explore the informative regional museum (RM2) that covers the history of local tin mining to the collapse of the industry in 1986, or head up the road for a claustrophobic …