Tourism Pahang

Switch to desktop


Cherating Village


Cherating village is also known as Kampong Budaya, located 47 kilometers from Kuantan. It is a famous village among local and international tourists.

In the 70s, Cherating was only a quiet traditional fishing village. Today, it has bloom into an exciting mix of traditional and modern resorts, playing host to many, the world over. At Cherating, you'll find an endless list of leisure activities and local attractions like top spinning (gasing), mat weaving, or even leatherback turtles laying their eggs, coconut plucking monkeys and other various water sport activities. 


Other then spending your leisure time here, you might also indulge yourself with unique things such as kite or Wau flying. On a clear and sunny day, you can see people fly the kites. You can also learn the art of making Wau from the elderly whose knowledge and skills.

Another opportunity not to be missed is learning the art of weaving pandanus leaves into various crafts and souvenirs. You can learn to make hats, mats, bags and such things. You can also try hand-painted or printed batik painting from the village folks. It is usually to produce beautiful fabrics like scarves, bags, footwears, bedsheets, apparels, etc.

Pulau Ular means 'The Snake Island' in English. People might think the island got its name because the island is full with snakes. But according to the locals, a long time ago, snakes were spotted at the estuary and off to the island. Hence the name of the island.  It is a location suitable for relaxing, fishing, picnic, swimming and snorkeling. The water is shallow and the waves are not hard to manoeuvre, suitable for new learners. The journey to Snake Island via Snake River takes around 20 minutes. If you want to try snorkeling here, you can contact Hafiz at +6 017 978 9256 / +6 013 939 9256.


Activities :

Learning traditional crafts

Water sports

Snorkeling at Pulau Ular



Getting there

By Road:

45 minutes drive from Kuantan city. Cherating is located off the main East Coast trunk road (Federal Route 5) about 30 km north of Kuantan. From Kuantan town, follow signboards to Kemaman which will bring you past Beserah and Balok. If you are coming from Kuala Lumpur on the East Coast Expressway (Route E8), you can completely bypass Kuantan and head straight to Cherating. Stick to the expressway until the final exit (Jabor exit). After paying toll, follow signboards to Kemaman, along the new highway. At Sg Ular you will join the main East Coast trunk road. Cherating is another 15 km from there. Coming from Kuala Terengganu, just proceed south along the East Coast trunk road. The Cherating turn off (left turn from this direction) is about 25 km south of Kemaman.

To/from Kuantan: Two bus companies, Sihat Bas and Mira, operate along the main trunk road between Kuantan and Kemaman every hour or so during daylight hours. To/from Kuala Terengganu and Kota Bharu: Some interstate express buses to/from Kuala Terengganu and Kota Bharu pick up/drop off passengers from/at Cherating.

Things to do

Playing kite

Snorkling at Pulau Ular

Crafts Demonstration

Traditional games

Visit turtle sanctuary




Batik Painting classes

Cherating River Cruise

Water Sport


Accommodation Listing

Website & Content © 2016 Tourism Pahang Darulmakmur | Fraser's Hill Development Corporation. All rights reserved.

BACK TO TOP| Desktop version