Kuantan is the capital of the state of Pahang on the east coast of peninsular Malaysia. Home to approximately 500,000 people, Kuantan is the largest city on the east coast of the peninsula and has several sites of interest popular with visitors.
Kuantan has a tropical climate with temperatures ranging between 27 and 35 degrees year round. The northeast monsoon season begins in November and lasts through January, during this time the area is subject to daily heavy rains and high winds. It is best to avoid visiting during this period.
Kuantan has beautiful beaches along the peninsula’s coastline. One of the most popular beaches in the region is Cherating. Found 50 kilometres north of Kuantan, it is highlighted by its fine white sand, peaceful water, and casuarina trees the beach is a favourite of tourists and locals alike.