Hair-raising cave exploration in Pahang

Are you an adventure seeking tourist? Looking forward for some best cave exploration opportunities in Pahang?

Charas Cave and Gunung Senyum Recreational Forest

Well, fit cavers should head over to Charas Cave and Gunung Senyum Recreational Forest. Only for experienced cavers, Charas Cave that lies approximately 25 kilometres northwest of Kuantan somewhere near Panching, this is a wonderful cave formed million years ago surrounded by impressive lowlands.

Endurance required

To get to the top, cavers need to climb a 20 foot metal stairs. Once you get into the cave, you will have to get through the passage through cave system but fret not! Lighted by a generator, cavers would find a small statue of reclining Buddha while walking through the challenging passage. And do not be surprised to find the monk’s living quarters deep in the cave! After all, this is no ordinary cave and only for the brave ones!

Nature at its best in Gunung Senyum

If you yearn for more wilderness, head over to Gunung Senyum Recreational Forest. First opened its door in 1989, the forest spread over 794 hectares is managed by Temerloh Forestry of Pahang. Indeed, cavers would leave the forest with a smile plastered on your face for the satisfaction. Other than rare tree species, cavers would find abundance of unique landscapes and mysterious caves as well as exhilarating jungle trails. Basically, there are two limestone hills namely Gunung Senyum and Gunung Jebak Puyoh. With more than 20 caves and unique type of stalactites in Gunung Senyum, there is just so much to be explored.

Check out Gunung Jebak Puyoh

For adventurous cavers and hikers, perhaps you should check out the exhilarating jungle trek in Gunung Jebak Puyoh before getting into the cave. If you would like to explore a less crowded site, then Gunung Senyum Recreational Forest is the right place for you since the area is not exactly well-known among visitors. But nevertheless, it is still a fabulous destination specifically for caving and trekking.


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