Kuantan, Malaysia · 182 hotels available
The Sultan Ahmad Shah State Mosque is located in the capital city of Pahang, Kuantan. It is the biggest mosque in the state and can hold up to 10 thousands of worshippers during prayer time. It was built in 1991, took two years to complete and has been opened since 1993. It is located in the middle of the business centre, surrounded by other government buildings, banks, and rows of shops. This mosque was named after the first sultan of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Al-Mu'adzam Shah, that was crown as the king in late 1890.
It will take just six minutes of driving in the town of Kuantan to reach the mosque, depending on the traffic. If from Kuala Lumpur, the trip to Kuantan is about 244 kilometres or about two hours and forty-five minutes via the East Coast Highway.
There are daily trips of coaches from Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan, Pahang with a price tag that only starts at RM 24 per one-way. The bus will stop at the Terminal Sentral Kuantan, some fifteen minutes away from the Sultan Ahmad Shah State Mosque. There are taxis available at the bus terminal that can go everywhere in Kuantan.
Kuantan has its own international airport that also has the same name as the mosque, the Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport. This is a small airport that only has three airlines flying in and out on daily basis. All of its domestic flights come from KLIA while the internationals are from Singapore. The airport is just sixteen kilometres away. Take a taxi at the airport to go to the State Mosque which will be around twenty minutes away.
By far, this is the most popular beach destination in Kuantan, Pahang. Located just fifteen minutes from the mosque, the Teluk Cempedak has been a favourite among both locals and tourists from nearby districts and states. It has white sandy beaches, pine trees lining up the coasts, and some part of the beaches, have beautiful rocks formations. During weekends and school holidays, Teluk Cempedak is always full of people, enjoying the breezy air, the warm sands and the cooling waves of water. Teluk Cempedak is also a good place to observe sunrise as it faces the South China Sea. It is a perfect place to relax, getting the mind wanders off, drowning in the beauty of the beach after the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Located in a government-owned building, this is a museum that combines two major themes; public figures and art. It is just 600 meters away, a walking distance from the mosque. It is recommended just to walk from the mosque instead of taking a car because of the road leading to the museum access is about one and a half kilometres long. This museum opens on weekdays, from 9.30 am until 5 pm. The museum is opened in 1999, in a fully renovated building that was built during the British Rule. Inside this museum, there are seven galleries, divided into themes of politics, cultures, religions, sportsmen, warriors and the prime ministers. These galleries tale stories about the state of Pahang and it also touches bits and pieces on the Prime Ministers of Malaysia. In 2010, the museum was remodelled and this time, they brought in artworks by Pahang artists specifically, and also Malaysia. The arts are not limited to only paintings; there also sculptures, videos, photos, and even performing arts which is now the main exhibition of the museum.
Just two hundred meters from the State Mosque is this wonderful hotel. It has received a solid 8.5-star rating, with the previous customers loving the comfortable and clean rooms, not to mention its strategic location. It offers three types of rooms, starting with a Deluxe Room which is RM 173 and goes up to RM 256 a night for a family room. All the rooms come with free breakfast and also Wi-Fi connection.