Kuantan is the capital of Pahang Darul Makmur, the largest state in Peninsular Malaysia. Its only take 3 hours driving from Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan via East Coast Expressway (Lebuhraya Pantai Timur – LPT). Kuantan is the gateway to East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
There are many interesting photography spots in Kuantan from coastal of South China Sea until waterfalls, Panorama Hills and Mount Tapis in Sungai Lembing. Kuantan can be one of photography destination in Malaysia.
Kuantan town has many spot for cityscape, architecture, landscape and street photography. Among the landmark of Kuantan town are Teruntum Complex, Sultan Ahmad 1 Mosque (State Mosque), Taman Kerang, State Art Museum, MPK Building, Mahkota Square and many more.
Sunrise can be capture from all of the beaches listed above because Kuantan is in the East Coast. Each beach has it own specialty. It depend on what kind of interest of the photographer wanted to capture.
Better spots for capturing sunset are from :
1- under Tanjung Lumpur Bridge (can capture Kuantan town as a foreground of the sunset)
2- Tanjung Tembeling
3- Tanjung Api or Pantai Gelora at Kuantan river estuary
4- Swamp area of Sepat
List of waterfalls in Kuantan :
1- Pandan Waterfall (also known as Panching Waterfall among locals)
2- Rainbow Waterfall, Sg Lembing
3- Berkelah Waterfalls
4- Jerangkang Waterfalls
5- Lata Mentagan, Pelak