Other places to visit

There are places on the Sungai Lembing potential to attract more tourists. Location can also be courting tourists stay longer, the place and nature-based tourism attractions. Among them is Mount Panorama, Rainbow waterfall, Deer Farming, Monument and the suspension bridge is over 100 years old. Mining area still has the potential to be developed for tourism purposes.

Sungai Lembing is rich with features as the natural beauty of the river that has panoramic views and features an attractive beauty as Kenau River, Sungai Lembing, Keladang River, River AWAI, kindle River, River Cermih, Hornbill River and River Renggek .
Local Authorities have zoning Sungai Lembing area as a tourist area that is based on Historical Park “because there are many former tin and long tunnel. Apart from the Local Authority would also like to make the Sungai Lembing as the Growth Centre North East Coast by 2020.

  •  Museum Sungai Lembing

The Sungai Lembing Museum showcases the history of the world-famous subterranean tin-mine. Located in the old turn-of-the-century town of Sungai Lembing, which was built with the wealth generated by the tin ore mined there, this interesting museum is housed in a beautiful colonial-type bungalow on top of a hill that overlooks the sleepy settlement below.

The town of Sungai Lembing is located 42 kilometers from Kuantan town. A good road links the two places. Here, at the museum visitors can browse the exhibits that represent almost every facet of the now defunct largest underground tin mine in the world. So famous was the mine at Sungai Lembing that it was often given the nickname the eastern ‘El Dorado’. Tin was mined here way before the British-owned  Pahang Consolidated Company Limited ventured forth to commercially work the place on a large scale in 1906 until it’s liquidation in 1986. In fact there is evidence that the mineral had attracted miners since prehistoric times.

Today, the place is brought back to life as a museum exhibiting information and historical evidence of what was once Pahang’s richest tin manufacturer. The Sungai Lembing Museum is managed by the Department of Museums and Antiquities, and the museum is set up in what was once the General Manager’s house back in its heydays, which is more than a hundred years old.

The Sungai Lembing Museum opens from 9 AM till 5 PM on Mondays to Sundays, 9 AM to 12.15 PM and 2.45 PM to 5 PM on Fridays. It is closed on Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidiladha.


  • The Rainbow Waterfall


The famous Rainbow Waterfall (Air Terjun Pelangi) can be reached from Sungai Lembing. In earlier days this small town was famous because of its tin mines. Now it is nice, sleepy place. There is a museum and there are plans to reopen the mines as a tourist attraction. Transport to the fall can be arranged in the town, you will need a 4WD if you want to go on your own.


An experienced guide is useful, although not really needed. You have to start early, as the famous rainbow can only be seen in the morning. It is a one hour drive from the town to the trail head, followed by about 40 minutes of easy trekking to the fall. Here the falls drop vertically, and as it splashes down the water is broken up and reaches the bottom as mist. With the sun shining, a rainbow is present, and the period? Between sunrise and 11.00 am. Check up the weather before you go in to avoid being stranded by the rising water!


  •  The Panorama Hill

Panorama Hill is one of the recreation and leisure activities available in the Sungai Lembing. Here, a variety of recreational activities can be done by the public as jungle trekking and so on. The specialty of this hill is, visitors can enjoy the view of sunrise and sunset atmosphere. Panorama hill 291 meters high above sea level. To reach the summit, visitors had to go through 815 steps and does not include the faulty stairs and no cement. A walking distance from the mine, Panorama Hill is popular with weekend visitors who throng to the otherwise deserted town for the 1-hour climb uphill, to enjoy the enchanting view of sunrise sneaking up between the surrounding verdant hills.


  • The Tapis Mountain

About 16 kilometres from Sungai Lembing is Gunung Tapis, the 18th highest mountain in the peninsula at 4, 957 feet. A favorite challenge for climbing and trekking enthusiasts while in Pahang, the immediate vicinity in which Tapis mountain resides is a well-kept nature park with camping areas, hot springs, white water challenge in its fast-flowing rivers and great fishing, especially for the much-sought after kelah cave (Malaysian mahseer).

Although compared to other mountains, taking on  Tapis Mountain may not be an overwhelming undertaking to the experienced climber, it is best not to underrate mother nature and take extra precautions. The trek to the summit is very challenging and is uphill all the way from the trail head. High fitness level is necessary and trekking hours will be quite long through the undulating trail. Get an experienced guide and always inform the officers at the police station at Sungai Lembing before you start the climb.

The view from the top is quite breath taking. Most of the time all you can ever see is a sea of white clouds obscuring the view of the lowlands, with occasional breaks to reveal the surrounding terrain. On a clear day, you can see  Tahan Mountain in the distance. The temperature at the peak can range between 18 to 8 degrees Celsius, depending on the time of day. The sunset from the peak is great and on the way up you will come across a grove of miniature-like trees dubbed by climbers as the bonsai garden. The stunted appearance of the treks and shrubs is due to the relentless gust of wind that blows against the hillside.

  • Deer Farming

The farm is located about 50 km from Kuantan town and 5 km from the small town of Javelin via Kampung Kuala Kenau. The farm is located 3 km from the village of aboriginal Mas River and 9 km from the main road to Kuantan. The farm is developed and managed by the Department of State Veterinary Services. The farm opened in 1992 as compatible / green on a land area of 120 hectares and 102 hectares of which have been developed and are imbued with a kind of plant named ‘pasture’. Deer are preserved here consist of breed ‘cerrus timorensis’ and there is also a preserved deer is derived from Mauritius and Australia.

  • Suspension Bridge

There are four suspension bridge across the River in River Kenau . Sungai Lembing in the north there are two suspension bridges located in the village of Kampung Kuala Kenau and Takar Rapids. the southern part is located in the village of Kampung Seberang Kolong Pahat and. Age of the four suspension bridges are more than 100 tahun. Bridge oldest suspension is a suspension bridge in the village Kolong Pahat.

  • Monument

Monument was built during the Japanese colonial period in the Sungai Lembing. It is located near the children’s play park Sungai Lembing. This monument is one monument to commemorate those who defend the country during the war against Japan. This monument can be an attraction to tourists who come to the Sungai Lembing.


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