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Kuantan

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Beaches · Shopping Malls · Nightlife
The capital of Malaysia's third-largest state, busy Kuantan remains generally untouristed, yet continues to grow as a residential urban community. Tourism in Kuantan mostly comes from travelers stopping here on their way to other destinations and attractions. The hub of commerce and activity along the port gives visitors a glimpse into the lives of authentic Malaysian city dwellers, while the beaches are refreshingly free of tourist trappings found on the surrounding islands. Find what you're looking for from your Kuantan holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy Malaysia trip builder website.
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Popular things to do in Kuantan

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Beach
Teluk Chempedak
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Mine
Sungai Lembing Mines
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Shopping Mall
East Coast Mall
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Waterfall
Sungai Pandan Waterfall
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Kuantan

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Water Park
Gambang Water Park Gambang
2.5
Duration: 8 hours
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Water Body
Cherating River Cherating
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Waterfall
Rainbow Waterfall Sungai Lembing
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Cherating Beach Cherating
4.0
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Kuantan

Forest
Bukit Pelindung Recreational Forest
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Beach
Pantai Balok
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Outdoor Activity
Rainbow Falls
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Taman Gelora
3.4
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Kuantan

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Shopping Mall
Berjaya Megamall
2.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Natural Batik Village
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cowboy Enterprise
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Flea Market
Hasil Laut Kiah Kee
3.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Parks in Kuantan

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Playground
Mini Zoo Taman Teruntum
1.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Taman Bandar Kuantan
2.8
Duration: 2 hours

Outdoors in Kuantan

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Outdoor Activity
Tasik Chini
1.8
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Kuantan

The growing economy of Kuantan has spurred a recent spate of modern midrange accommodation options popping up all over the city. Though this does not bode well for the budget-conscious, you'll still find excellent bed and breakfasts, hostels, hotels, and guesthouses with basic, clean rooms near amenities like the center of town, the city's bus station, and portside. If you're able to splurge a little, then a couple of luxury hotels exist here with air-conditioning, swimming pools, spa and massage treatment rooms, and high-speed Internet.
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