Pahang is the third largest state in Malaysia, after Sarawak and Sabah, occupying the huge Pahang River river basin. It is bordered to the north by Kelantan, to the west by Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, to the south by Johor and to the east by Terengganu and the South China Sea.
Its state capital is Kuantan, and the royal seat is at Pekan. Other important towns include Jerantut, Kuala Lipis, Temerloh and the hill resorts of Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands, Bukit Tinggi and Fraser's Hill.
The north of the state is home to the country's largest national park, Taman Negara. This large primary rainforest is extensive, and is home to many rare or endangered animals, such as the tapir, kancil, tigers and leopards.
Rainforest covers 2/3 of the area of the state, and the peninsula's highest point, Gunung Tahan, is located within Taman Negara. Since the equator is so close, the rainforests in Malaysia are among the oldest in the World: roughly 130 million years old.
Some of the tourist attractions in Pahang are:
Genting Highlands – Home of the one and only casino in Malaysia
Cameron Highlands – Visit butterfly, strawberry, honey bee farms and sprawling tea plantations
Fraser's Hill – One of Malaysia's premier locations for bird-watching
Taman Negara (National Park) – One of the oldest rainforests in the world, estimated at 130 million years old
– A paradise for divers with warm waters and good visibility