Blessed with richness in biodiversity, Pahang offers ecotourism in all its forms. From highlands and rainforests to islands and beaches, it showcases the best of such attractions in one package.
With three of Peninsular Malaysia’s major hill stations, at Cameron Highlands, Fraser’s Hill and Genting Highlands, Pahang offers a cooling retreat from the tropical heat of the lower lying cities and plains. Peninsular Malaysia’s highest peak, Mount Tahan, can be accessed via Pahang.
Taman Negara is the most frequented lowland forest reserve and boasts one of the oldest rainforests in the world, estimated at 130 million years old. The Endau-Rompin National Park is another important ecotourism site. The upper reaches of the Pahang River and some of its tributaries are suitable for water sports such as canoeing and whitewater rafting.
Along its coastline, beach towns like Cherating, Batu Hitam and Beserah offer a variety of activities including wind- and kite-surfing during monsoon season. Tioman Island is Pahang’s prime island resource, located within a gazetted marine park and provides easily accessible diving.