Area Guide

Local city information available at our Kuantan beach resort.

Local City Information

Kuantan City

As the state capital of Pahang, Kuantan is the transport hub for the east coast of the peninsula. It is connected to Kuala Lumpur on the west coast by the Federal Route 2, as well as the East Coast Expressway (ECE), which serves as an extension of the older Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway.

 

The town, spreading out on a promontory north of the Sungai Kuantan estuary is also the gateway to an adventurous, thrilling and exhilarating tropical holiday. Fast developing into a modern commercial centre, while still retaining its unique age-old charm and heritage, the commercial centre of Kuantan has expanded tremendously in recent times, but still mostly clustered around Jalan Besar, Jalan Mahkota and Jalan Tun Ismail.

 

Fascinating evidence of the diverse Malaysian cultures, manifested in the customs, clothes, food, art forms, games and festivals of the various races can be found here in Kuantan. The state mosque, with its distinctive dome and minarets in a pastel shade of sky blue and mint green stands in the middle of the town as a testament. Nearby, at Jalan Mahkota, in stark architectural contrast, are Berjaya Megamall, East Coast Mall and Centrepoint, modern shopping and office complexes. While the colonial-styled courthouse, Heroes' Museum, the office of Pahang tourism at Jalan Masjid and the post office tells of an imperialism era, long gone but not forgotten.

 

Take a stroll down Jalan Besar to the Esplanade, and enjoy the scenic Kuantan River cruise through the picturesque landscape of a 500-year mangrove forest reserve that spreads along the Kuantan River.  From the mute solitude of dawn to the magical blazing of the sunset that paints the horizon with various shades of black, blue and red, Kuantan the perfect setting for romance, rest and family bonding.


To truly experience all that Kuantan has to offer, be sure to visit one of the following places:

Sightseeing in Kuantan

Eco-explorer in Kuantan

Historical Explorations in Kuantan

 
For more information on main attractions and activities near Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort, please visit our Area Activities section.

 

Alternatively, please contact us by  telephone at +60 (9) 518 1234 or email to kuantan.regency@hyatt.com

 

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