Pekan attractions

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.
Museum in Pekan

Museum Sultan Abu Bakar

This museum is housed in a building constructed by the British in 1929. Exhibits are largely about the Pahang royal family, with other displays featuring weapons, pottery (including Chinese porcelain and Arab cerami…
Mosque in Pekan

Sultan Abdullah Mosque Museum

This magnificently restored, snow-white mosque dates to 1929 and is fronted by a photogenic rectangle of water. The museum housed within contains an intriguing collection of Muslim artefacts.
Museum in Pekan

Galeri Pengangkutan Air

This place just over the bridge displays traditional Malaysian watercraft – look out for the fabulously carved craft with the head of a mythical beast.
Palace in Pekan

Istana Abu Bakar

The grandiose and imposing sultan’s palace is set on vast grounds of cow grass.
Temple in Pekan

Lie Sheng Gong Temple

The caretaker of this Chinese temple will politely inform you that, although the temple itself is not old, the statue within it is over 1,000 years old.
Historic Building in Pekan

Pekan Lama

Behind Sultan Abdullah Mosque stands this old tower fashioned from wood and stone.
Mosque in Pekan

Abu Bakar Mosque

Abu Bakar Mosque is crowned with gold domes. Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter.
Palace in Pekan

Istana Permai

The focus of Pekan’s palm-lined royal quarter is the Regent of Pahang’s palace.