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Pahang Darul Makmur, covers an area of 35,694 square kilometer, is the largest state in Malaysia with the population of one million people constitute a representative mix of Malaysia's three main ethnic communities, the Malays, Chinese, and Indian. The state consisted of 11 districts namely, Bentong, Cameron Highlands, Jerantut, Kuantan, Lipis, Pekan, Raub, Temerloh, Rompin, Maran and Bera. The state of Pahang encompasses a remarkable range of Malaysia's many different environments, from the majestic peaks and cool hill regions of the state's western region to the miles of soft sand beach along the South China Sea. Pahang in many ways, is the most wild and endemic state. Two thirds of its land is covered by unspoiled tropical rain forest. The State is bounded on the north by Kelantan and Terengganu, the east by the South China Sea, the south by Johor and Negeri Sembilan and the west by Selangor and Perak. Spanning north to south of the state is the Titiwangsa mountain range that also forms a natural divider between the Peninsula’s east and west regions. Pahang’s highest point is Gunung Tahan (2,187 m), which is also Peninsular Malaysia’s highest peak.

Visitors to Pahang are usually attracted to the state's famous hill resorts, its internationally-known island and beaches, or Taman Negara, the Peninsula's finest park. The natural heart of Pahang is unquestionably Taman Negara, Malaysia's oldest national park. Within the park is also the peninsula's highest point, the forest encrusted Gunung Tahan. Also in the interior are many of Malaysia's hill stations, mountain resorts where the tropical heat is kept at bay by the altitude. On the coast of Pahang, the jungle gives way to clean, palm-lined beaches, fishing villages, and the multicultural state capital, Kuantan.

Malaysia’s longest river, Sungai Pahang and tallest peak, Gunung Tahan are located in Pahang, offering white water rafters and mountain climbers an exhilarating experience. Much of the state is still covered by extensive rainforests. The jungles in Taman Negara, the country's most well-known national park is estimated by scientist to be about 130 million years old. The park is home myriad of flora and fauna and is high on itinerary of tourists seeking an experience of the rainforest. Special canopy walkways have been constructed to allow nature lovers a splendid view of the park surroundings. There are also elevated hides to allow for night viewing of wildlife. For the more adventurous, white-water rafting, trekking, camping, fishing and a host of other jungle activities make their stay in Taman Negara an exotic holiday in the Malaysian jungles. Tasek Bera and Tasik Cini in the southern sector of Pahang are two major natural freshwater bodies worth a visit. Observe the intriguing way of life of the Semelai aborigines in the jungles of Tasik Bera or participate in jungle tracking and exciting river safari activities. Apart from jungle adventures, Pahang offers fabulous resorts for those seeking a cool retreat to the hills. Cameron Highlands, with its cool climate is home to Malaysia's tea, vegetable and flower growing industries. Fraser's Hill which is only about 100km from Kuala Lumpur, is another cool hill resort dotted with quaint and colonial holiday bungalows. It is acknowledged as haven for bird watching enthusiast. Genting Highlands is an hour by road from KL and is perfect escapade for those seeking relaxation in a cool mountain setting. It also houses a world class casino, a theme park and an excellent 18-hole golf course.

In the vicinity of Kuantan, the capital of Pahang, there are tempting beaches such as the world-renowned cherating, the site of Asia's first Club Mediterranean, Teluk Champedak, Beserah and Balok. Tioman Island, acknowledged as one of the world's most beautiful islands, is accessible by boat from mersing or Tanjung Gemuk on the coast, as well as by air from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. This fantasy island in the South China Sea is an irresistible retreat for sun seekers and diving enthusiasts. The takam Plantation Resort in Jerantut , near to Taman Negara, entices those interested in agro-tourism with its vast rubber and oil palm plantations and fruit orchards.

History of Pahang

Evidence of habitation in Pahang dates back to the Mesolithic Era during which the Mesolithic people lived in caves and mountains of Pahang. According to anthropologists and historians, Pahang was also home to the Middle Age men and the Last Stone Age (early Bronze Age men) and the Semang aborigine tribe.

Long famous for the deposits of tin and gold found along the upper reaches of Sungai Tembeling (Tembeling River), Pahang had attracted the interest of outside powers even before the founding of Melaka in 1400. Under the control of the maritime empire of Srivijaya (centered around Palembang in southeast Sumatra), Pahang had expanded to cover the entire southern portion of the Malay Peninsula in the 8th and 9th centuries.

With the collapse of Srivijaya around 1000, Pahang was claimed first by the Siamese and then, in the late fifteenth century, by Melaka. After Melaka fell to the Portuguese in 1511, Pahang became a key part of the territorial struggles between Acheh, Johor, the Portuguese, and the Dutch. Repeated raids, invasions, and occupations devastated the state until the decline of both Achenese and Portuguese power in the early 17th century that allowed Johor to re-establish its influence and became the great Johor-Riau Empire.

When the Johor-Riau Empire collapsed, one Bendahara Wan Ahmad proclaimed himself as Sultan of Pahang in 1882. Not long after that, the British imperialism manifested itself in Pahang with the appointment of a British Resident to the Sultan of Pahang in 1888.

Like others, the Pahang State also suffered during the Japanese occupation of Malaya until the year 1945. Then in 1948, it joined the Federation of Malaya, which gained Independence in 1957. Today, Pahang is a prosperous state with an expanding economy, fuelled by agriculture, manufacturing and tourism.


Accommodation facilities available for the state of Pahang are Swiss-Garden Resort Balok Beach, Kuantan, Holiday Villa Cherating, Legend Hotel Cherating, on Cameron Highlands are Strawberrypark Resort, Lakehouse Resort, Bala’s Holiday Chalets, Century Pines Hotels & Resort and on Fraser’s Hill are Fraser’s Silverpark Resort. For Kuantan City Centre we have Hotel Pacific Kuantan. For Taman Negara we bring to you Mutiara Taman Negara.


On the whole, Pahang’s climate is tropical monsoon. The temperature is relatively uniform within the range of 21°C to 32°C throughout the year. During the months of January to April, the weather is generally dry and warm. Humidity is consistently high on the lowlands ranging between 82% to 86% per annum. The average rainfall per year is 2,032 mm to 2,540 mm and the wettest months are from May to December.

Places of Interest in Pahang

Interesting places in Pahang not to be missed are their Islands & Beaches such as Balok Beach, Beserah Beach, Chendor Beach, Cherating Beach, Rompin and Lanjut Beach, Teluk Chempedak Beach, interesting island such as Tioman Island, Highlands resorts such as Cameron Highlands, Fraser's Hill, Genting Highlands and Bukit Tinggi. Other interesting places includes Empang Jaleh, Endau Rompin State Park, Gunung Senyum Caves, Gunung Tapis Park, Jeram Besu, Kenong Rimba Park, Kota Gelanggi, Lake Chini, Taman Negara, Tasik Bera and Tekam Plantation Resort.

Malaysia Hotels Dot CC, brings you some of the best hotels in the state of Pahang. On Cameron Highlands we bring to you Strawberrypark Resort, Lakehouse Resort, Bala’s Holiday Chalets, Century Pines Hotels & Resort and on Fraser’s Hill we bring to you Fraser’s Silverpark Resort. For Kuantan City Centre we have Hotel Pacific Kuantan and for Taman Negara we bring to you Mutiara Taman Negara. We present them here comprehensively with factual information on all our participating hotels and resorts for the state of Pahang.

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Mutiara Taman Negara is an eco-tourism resort with 108 rooms offering a variety of accomodation types ranging from typical Malay timber chalets, bungalows to guest houses. Also available are dormitories, hostels and a 2.5 acre camping ground. Tents and sleeping bags are available for hire. CLICK HERE

Han Rainforest Resort is located in Kuala Tahan, the gateway to National Park Taman Negara. The Resort offers 100 guest rooms, Suites and Bungalows and offers the best facilities for your exciting holiday experience. CLICK HERE

Xcape Resort (formerly known as Woodland Resort) welcomes you to one of the oldest tropical rain forest in the world - Taman Negara National Park. Built on a 4 acre piece of land, the resort is situated within the Kuala Tahan Village and it is just a few minutes walk to the park headquarter.Full range of accommodations are offered by the resort ranging from chalets suites, bungalows & hotels, providing various choices of comfortable and ideal long stay accommodation. CLICK HERE

TRV Motel is the latest addition to in TRV’s budget lodging group of motels and lodges. Located only 800 metres away from Tembeling riverbank along Kuala Tahan main road, which is the main entrance to Malaysia’s world-famous Taman Negara (Malaysian National Park) and easily accessible by road, TRV Motel Kuala Tahan’s strategic location makes it a very popular choice amongst self-drive visitors to Taman Negara. CLICK HERE


Strawberry Park Resort was specially built to be a perfect hideaway for those on a holiday or on business. The resort is set atop a 7-acre hill on a plateau over 5,000 feet above sea level in Cameron Highlands. CLICK HERE

Ideally located in front of the only golf course in Cameron Highlands and less than 2 minutes drive from Brinchang, HOTEL CASA de la ROSA means 'Castle of Roses' and is one of the latest "castle" in hill top. CLICK HERE


Century Pines Hotels & Resorts is a cosy hotel, located within 5 minutes walk to the Main Bus Terminal of Tanah Rata. It offer spacious and comfortable rooms. CLICK HERE

At TM Resort Cameron Highlands, Pahang, in Peninsular Malaysia, one can escape to an environment which immediately invites carefree relaxation with fresh clean air, peaceful countryside and gracious amenities contrast starkly with the clutter and bustle of the city. CLICK HERE


TM Resort Frasser's Hill offers choices of our 7 Deluxe Rooms suitable for 2 persons per room. The Bungalow can accommodate 16 persons as a family or 14 persons if booked individually. Rooms are tastefully furnished with air conditioning, satellite/cable TV, balcony/terrace, television, shower, an English Garden, Wi-Fi. CLICK HERE

TM Resort Sri Peninjau Fraser's Hill Malaysia is A Tropical Cool Mountain Resort located 1,524 above sea-level in the mountains of Pahang is one of the enchanting mountain resorts in Malaysia. TM Resort Fraser Hills is a resort set amidst the cool mountain tranquility of Fraser’s Hill Pahang Malaysia is a retreat from the City’s tropical heat. CLICK HERE

Silverpark Resort offers three delightful designs to select from. Each room possesses a spacious balcony which overlooks an inspirational mountain view or a charming view of the quaint English-like town of Fraser's Hill. CLICK HERE


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