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Posted by on May 12th, 2008
Filed Under: Featured, Pahang

Taman Negara Pahang

With lush unspoilt verdant rainforests and mesmerizing white sandy beaches along the coasts, Pahang is a magnificent enclave of exotic wildlife and natural wonders.

Pahang, the largest state in Peninsular Malaysia is an ideal destination for anyone looking for an adventure, loves the nature and lots of outdoor activities. It is covered by verdant rainforests which are among the oldest in the world (~ 130 million yrs old) and boasts some 210 kilometers of splendid South China Sea coastline on its eastern flank which offers the finest in beaches such as the famous Cherating, Teluk Chempedak and Pulau Tioman.

Pulau Tioman, acknowledged as one of the world’s most beautiful islands is a popular retreat for sun seekers and diving enthusiasts for its gorgeous beaches and diving spots where marine life thrives.

Mountainous-forested interior dominate the state and culminate in Taman Negara, Malaysia’s largest National park with the focus point, Gunung Tahan – the Peninsula Malaysia’s highest peak. The rainforests in Malaysia are among the oldest in the world: roughly 130 million years old.

The five major highlands retreats and resorts of Malaysia, Cameron Highlands , Genting Highlands , Fraser’s Hill, Bukit Tinggi and Janda Baik are also within Pahang and are favorite getaway spots to both the locals and tourists who seek an escape from the tropical heat.

Cameron Highlands,with its cool climate is home to Malaysia’s tea, vegetable and flower growing industries.

Fraser’s Hill which is only about 100 km from Kuala Lumpur, is another cool hill resort dotted with quaint and colonial holiday bungalows.

Genting Highlands is an hour by road from KL and is the perfect escapade for those seeking relaxation in a cool mountain setting.

Kuantan, the state capital, is not only fast developing as a commercial town but is also a popular seaside resort. Pekan, the royal town is situated 45 km south of Kuantan.

Pahang is warm and humid throughout the year with temperatures ranging from 21 degrees to 33 degrees Celcius. The highlands are definitely cooler with temperatures falling down to 16 degrees Celcius at night. The temperature rarely exceeds 23 degrees Celcius during the day in these highlands.

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