Central mosque, Kuantan, Malaysia

Central mosque, Kuantan, Malaysia

Central mosque, Kuantan, Malaysia


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Kuantan is a mid-sized city on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia and the capital of Pahang, the largest state on the peninsula. While many treat it primarily as a transit point, there is enough to maintain interest for a night or two, with a good hostel, pleasant riverside scenery and a good beach a short bus ride away.

While Kuantan's history dates back to the 11th century when it was a fishing village, it wasn't till the growth of nearby tin mines in the late 1800s (which attracted Chinese labourers) that the town developed into what you largely see today. The riverfront area best demonstrates this influence with traditional trading houses and a Chinese presence -- the further back you go from the river, the less this is evident and the more typically "Malaysian" the city becomes.

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