Malaysia is a country of Mosques (or masjids, in Malaysian). Pahang's state mosque is located its capital, Kuantan, and draws many tourists with its statuesque beauty and stained-glass windows. Kuantan is popular for its nearby beaches including Teluk Chempedak, Balok, and Batu Hitam, where you can sunbathe or watch windsurfers and other watersports enthusiasts, especially during the Malaysia Water Festival, a month-long celebration held throughout the country during the month of April. Near Teluk Chempedek Beach is a small zoo, the Taman Teruntum. Rain forests anear Kuantan can be accessed through a guide and overnight stays are possible for the adventurous.

Kuantan, itself, is small and apart from its beaches and the mosque mentioned above, many of the area's attractions are actually outside its borders. The Gua Charah Caves are only about 15 miles from Kuantan, in the town of Pancing, and are inviting to spelunkers of all ages. A big, old buddha idol rests in one of its caves and is caretaken by a little old man. South of Kuantan is Pekan - the Royal City, with its palace, where the Pahang's Sultan abides. Here is also is the State Museum, where you can learn about the history of Pahang and its royal family.

The Sungai Lembing Museum, about 40 minutes or so from Kuantan, rehearses the town's tin mining history. In its heyday, it was considered the largest tin mine in the world. Admission is free (as of this writing). As per usual, the labor was performed by overworked locals while the profits went to the European businessmen (in this case, British).