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Pantai Balok is located in Kuantan, Pahang along the east coast of peninsular Malaysia. Its idyllic location allows for stunning views of the South China Sea, while Monsoon season from October to March delivers strong winds, making Kuantan a popular venue for surfing and windsurfing. When it comes to points of interest, Kuantan is filled with a variety of attractions and Adena’s convenient location makes it an ideal base for exploring. While not limited to just these spots, here are some of our recommendations.
1. Natural Batik Village
Located just a 15-minute walk away from Adena Beach Resort, the Natural Batik Village is a
sprawling 86,000 square feet batik showroom, making it the largest on the East Coast. Try your hand
at batik painting, a local fabric often made from silk, or tour the establishment and watch how batik
is produced and crafted daily.
Lot 4898, Batu 9 1/2, Jalan Kemaman, Kampung Chengkol Lempong, Balok, 26100 Kuantan, Pahang
Tel: +609-544 8335
2. Kuantan Town Center
A mere 10-15 minute drive will bring you to the bustling town center of Kuantan, the capital city of
Pahang. Here, you’ll find a variety of attractions including the Sultan Ahmad Shah State Mosque,
East Coast Mall, local eateries, night markets, and more.
3. Teluk Cempedak
Located just 5kms from Kuantan’s town center is the white sandy beach of Teluk Cempedak. The
coast is lined by some of the most beautiful casuarina and pine trees within miles, making Teluk
Cempedak a favourite for both locals and tourists alike.
Teluk Cempedak, 25050 Kuantan, Pahang
4. Gelora Park
One of Kuantan’s most scenic parks, the Gelora Park is located near the famed Teluk Cempedak.
Here, you’ll find a range of outdoor activities suited for the whole family including a 1.4km jogging
path, a lotus pond, a casuarina forest and a sandy beach.
Jalan Dato Abdullah, Kampung Tanjung Api, 25050 Kuantan, Pahang
5. Bukit Pelindung Recreational Forest
Get some fresh air and enjoy a scenic hike through Bukit Pelindung Recreational Forest, a popular
10-hectare rainforest peppered with several walking trails. It is located at Teluk Cempedak and can
be accessed through the housing area of Jalan Pelindung, or the boardwalk from the beach towards
Teluk Tongkang. Entrance is free.
Jalan Tengku Muhamad, 25250 Kuantan, Pahang
6.Cherating Turtle Sanctuary
The Cherating Turtle Sanctuary is run by the Department of Fisheries and acts both as an information
and conservation centre. Here, you’ll get the chance to see a range of turtles nest including the
Hawksbill and endangered Leatherbacks. There is also a turtle hatchery on site. The sanctuary is best
visited during the months of April to September.
Bukit Cherating, 26080 Balok, Pahang
Tel: +60 9 581 9087
Also known as Gua Charas, this natural limestone cave is best known for its sleeping Buddha statue
nestled within. It is located at the foot of the imposing Panching Hill and is best visited around 11am,
when the sun hits the caverns at just the right moment.
Jalan Gua Charas, 26090 Kuantan, Pahang
8. Panorama Hills
If you’re looking to catch a spectacular sunrise, there’s no better place than Panorama Hills at Sungai
Lembing. It takes approximately 45 minutes to hike to the top, but you’ll be guaranteed a view to
remember, especially when the morning mist shrouds the surrounding forest.
Kampung Kuala Kenau, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Pahang
9. Bukit Gambang Water Park
Experience fun and thrill for the whole family at the award-winning Bukit Gambang Water Park. Built
within a lush secondary jungle, this tropical themed water park holds the title for the largest wave
pool in Malaysia, longest family raft ride, longest canopy slide and more. However, take note that
BGWP closes on Tuesdays except during school and public holidays.
Bukit Gambang Resort City, 26300 Gambang, Kuantan, Pahang
Tel: +609-548 8000
10. Rainbow Waterfall (Sg. Lembing)
The Rainbow Waterfall is easily one of the region’s most famous highlights. At about 9am to 10am
every morning, a beautiful waterfall appears as the sunlight hits the waterfall. A 4×4 is needed to
access the waterfall, and trekking is to be expected. The best way to reach the waterfall is to hire a
tour which usually begins at about 6.30am to 7.00am.
Near the Rainbow Waterfall, the river known as Sungai Lembing serves as a recreational spot for
water rafting, flying fox and more. However, activities here require a guide and can be booked
through our front desk or from one of the many shops in Kuantan Town.
Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang
11. Kampung Nelayan
Scattered along the coast of Kuantan is several fishing villages including Kampung Nelayan Berserah.
Stop by for a visit to catch the local fishermen bring in their daily haul, or purchase cheap seafood
directly from their markets.
Ask us for recommendations.