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What Kuantun does well is evoke a sense of utter harmony between the tranquility of scenic, natural landscapes and a bustling urban core poised for incredible growth. Kuantan is quickly becoming a tourist hot spot, and it's easy to see why once you take in the white-sand beaches and majestic waterfalls lining its borders. Plus, a growing urban core offers plenty of city attractions and shopping centers to get lost in.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
The mystical beach of Teluk Chempedak is worth a visit. A tropical forest expands down to the beach, and monkeys sometimes make an appearance to greet tourists. Enjoy a pleasant stroll on a long stretch of boardwalk that takes you either into the forest or to another bay. Rental shops nearby also offer kayaks for active adventurers who want to explore Teluk Chempedak's sea life.
Salted fish crackers (keropok), cuttlefish crackers, and dried scallops and mussels are common eats in Kuantun. The national dish, nasi lemak, is a must try. Aromatic rice is steamed in banana leaves, and served alongside eggs, fish cake, and chicken, with vegetarian varieties also available.
Go to the Natural Batik Village for handmade, wearable souvenirs. If you don't make your own batik during one of the workshops, simply shop for already made batik wear here. For an upscale shopping experience, visit Berjaya Kuantan Megamall in the heart of Kuantan. Dried seafood abounds throughout Kuantan, and is one of the top purchases made by tourists. A wide selection of dried goods is at the Hasil Laut Kiah Kee market.
The local currency in Kuantan is the Malaysian ringgit (MYR).
Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.