Cherating, a laid-back village is located along peninsular East Coast of Malaysia. This small village is a lazy beach resort area with pristine white beaches, surrounded by coconut palms. This village has lots of small guesthouses, wooden chalets, and small hotels and therefore Cherating is popular as Beach Resort area in Pahang. In this article Explore Cherating – Offbeat Destination of Malaysia.
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Cherating is famous for windsurfing and is a popular spot for surfing along Pahang’s East Coast. Also, there are several beach shacks, bars which are famous for the best nightlife along Pahang’s East Coast.
Animal lovers can watch for fireflies in the night and for this special cruises are arranged to go for spotting fireflies and turtle watching.
There are many activities and special tours organized in Cherating like
- Fireflies tours during night time
- Turtle watching (also at night)
- Mangrove cruise
- ATV ride
Art lovers can register themselves for special Batik painting classes which are held by handicraft shops here in Cherating. Batik is a special type of dyeing technique on fabrics with the help of wax and dyes. Also, there are many varieties of art and craft classes held here.
How to reach Cherating –
Convenient and Easy Bus services from Kuala Lumpur. The bus takes around 4 to 5 hours with all stops in between. You can also Rent a Car to reach here within 4 hours.
Nearest International Airport – Kuala Lumpur and then you can connect to the national airport which Kuantan Airport.
Transportation in Cherating – Rent a Bike or by foot. Cherating is a small village and so you don’t need to the vehicle for commuting around. Ask your stay or resort owner to arrange for bikes.
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS OF CHERATING – Go to South-west of Cherating for Natural cave-rock formations. There is a huge statue of reclining Buddha near Panching cave also.
FOOD OPTIONS – As Cherating is a beach village then you get lots of variety in seafood with many rice dishes according to Malay style.
CURRENCY OF MALAYSIA – Malaysian Ringgit
Suitable time to go Cherating – November & December for Windsurfing, April end to August end is best as it is warm and sunny throughout. September to December is slightly rough weather with lots of rain and strong winds.
So, till then KEEP TRAVELING……………… KEEP EXPLORING……………………………………………………
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