"Kuantan, Malaysia" Kuantan by Mez77

Kuantan Travel Guide: 184 reviews and 526 photos


Kauntan has a population of around 140,000. As a tourist centre I wouldn't recommend a trip here as there was really nothing unique that couldn't be seen in the rest of the country. There are more tourist resorts about 50km north of Kuantan near the town of Cherating, including Club Med. Cherating, is popular with backpackers, has a lovely clean beach with swaying palms.


One thing that impressed me in Kauntan was the Sultan Ahmad Shah Mosque. It is right in the centre of the town. It has blue and white decoration with marble interior and blue and yellow stained glass windows. It was amazing that the mosques were so beautiful with such intricate detail, when the rest of the buildings in town looked very run down.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice beaches, loved some spicy food
  • Cons:Driving is an 'experience', the smell.
  • In a nutshell:I'm sure there are better places to visit in Malaysia
  • Last visit to Kuantan: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Aug 13, 2007 at 7:06 AM

    Can you tell me where is hugo centre located? thank you.

  • mylias's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2007 at 9:16 PM

    Kuantan has a population of 350,000. Your comments are quite fair really.

  • wufei's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2004 at 7:53 PM

    try nasi dagang instead of nasi lemak. seldom you have the chance to eat nasi dagang compare with nasi lemak. Nasi Lemak is too common.

  • o00o's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2004 at 3:09 PM

    Did you try the local food 'Nasi Lemak'?

  • city_guy's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2003 at 7:19 AM

    Nice info and pics, but where do you think i can find more info on the Sultan Ahmad Shah Mosque ? ☺

  • Imbi's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2003 at 11:23 PM

    The view from from Hyatt Kuantan is pretty good. wonderful page.

  • TempNomad's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2003 at 2:39 PM

    Well done! Love the curry/roti idea and photo.

  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2003 at 1:58 AM

    Looks like a fun trip !! Good tips & pics :-) Totally agree with you about girls being alone ....

  • wildheart's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2003 at 8:17 AM

    I stayed in this hotel and found it very nice.........however I broke my tooth on some RICE (honestly) in their chinese restaurant. Good mall right next door!

  • worldkiwi's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2003 at 12:03 AM

    Thanks for the accommodation tips. Is the price for the Legends Resort Cherating correct? Ada foto pantai di sana?


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