Kuantan, a small but lively coastal city, is the state capital of Pahang, the largest state in Peninsular Malaysia. Visitors on cheap holidays to Kuantan enjoy white sand beaches washed by clear blue waters, eco-adventures amongst Pahang's rainforest jungles, cultural festivals in neighbouring villages and shopping for local handicrafts like pandanus mats and baskets, woodcarvings and batik. Book your travel package to Kuantan with Direct Flights.
Kuantan, a small but lively coastal city, is the state capital of Pahang, the largest state in Peninsular Malaysia. Located on the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River, it is roughly halfway between Singapore and Kota Bharu. A city that manages to retain its delightful local traditions and cultures amidst modern hustle and bustle, Kuantan is an exotic fusion of old and new. Populated mainly by ethnic Malays, Chinese and Indians, Kuantan also features communities of indigenous people known as “Orang Asli,” some living a modern lifestyle but others maintaining their traditional lifestyle. Visitors on holidays to Kuantan enjoy white sand beaches washed by clear blue waters, eco-adventures amongst Pahang's rainforest jungles, cultural festivals in neighbouring villages and shopping for local handicrafts like pandanus mats and baskets, woodcarvings and batik. Kuantan travel packages booked through Direct Flights, your online travel specialist, include cheap flights to Kuantan and accommodation in Kuantan at discount prices to fit your budget.
The area is known for its scenic beauty, and travellers on Kuantan travel packages sometimes begin their visit by taking a cruise on the Kuantan River, through a 500-year old mangrove forest. From there, you could visit one of the beaches and lagoons at Teluk Cempedak, Batu Hitam, Balok or Cherating for water sports or lazing under the sun. Kuantan is also known for its waterfalls: the most well known is the Sungai Pandan Waterfall, but others include the Sungai Berkelah Waterfall and the Jerangkang Waterfall. An interesting Tin Museum is located about 26 km northwest of Kuantan in the former mining town of Sungai Lembing, at one time the home of the world's deepest underground tin mines. Tasik Chini, about 100 km away, is one of only two natural lakes in Peninsular Malaysia, both of which are located in Pahang. Local legends say that a mythical dragon lives in the lake and is the guardian of a lost city of gold that's now beneath the waters.
When you're ready to explore the city, take in the distinctive sky blue and mint green dome and minarets of the State Mosque, the most prominent building in Kuantan. The city's inhabitants include Hindus and Buddhists as well as Muslims, and Kuantan has Hindu and Chinese temples that allow visitors a close-up view of these two faiths. The Pasar Malam (Night Market) is a social event as well as a traditional shopping experience, with lively crowds and a wide array of goods on offer. With Direct Flights you can arrange your discount travel to Kuantan from the convenience of your home or office computer - there's no need to visit a travel agent's office because it's all done online.
Flights to Kuantan arrive from Kuala Lumpur, Bayan Lepas, Kuala Terengganu and Taipei, so flights from other locations such as Australia, the UK or elsewhere would require a connecting flight via one of those cities. Direct Flights sets up cheap travel arrangements at the pest prices available. Discount travel to Kuantan is fast and easy with Direct Flights, and you'll save money too!