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Kuantan

Kuantan, the capital of the Pahang state, is a popular destination for Malaysians, but it has been growing more popular with international tourists. Like many Southeast Asian nations, the beaches here are the major attractions. This Malaysian city is served by Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport with flights coming from Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Singapore.

The popular beaches of Kuantan host a majority of the hotels, but the city center also has its fair share of accommodation. The most popular of the sandy stretches are Teluk Cempedak Bay and Balok Beach. Windsurfing, kitesurfing, and sailing are very popular in Balok.

Other attractions of the city include Pulau Ular. Meaning Snake Island, legend says snakes helped the villagers here to keep pirates away. At Sungai Lembing town, visitors can check out one of the world’s largest underground tin mines and its attached museum.

Kuantan has several malls and Chinese-styled shop houses. East Coast Mall and Berjaya Megamall are two of them that offer popular chains of fast food. Salted fish is a very popular product here and is commonly bought as gifts for relatives and friends.

Be sure to check out the interactive map of Kuantan for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.