Charas Cave

Charas / Panching Cave

Charas Cave is a 400-year-old limestone and granite located on the Charas Hill. Its highest peak is 355 meters above sea level. The cave is surrounded by oil palm fields.

The cave is a holy site for both Hindus and Buddhists and their symbols and statues are dotted around the interior of this vast cavern. A  sleeping Buddha statue and a black pillar named Jala Linggam, representing the deity Lord Shiva can be found in the cave.

There are also spot lights provided for visitors to admire the formation of limestone. Some parts of the floor of the cave are slightly wet due to water droplets. Be sure to wear appropriate shoes and clothes when visiting the cave.

Image by: Murali Gopalen

Operating Hours

Daily :8.30 a.m – 5.00 p.m


Entry To Cave
Adult : RM 2.00
Child : RM 1.00

Bus : RM 5.00
Car : RM 2.00
Motorcycle: RM 1.00


Jalan Gua Charas, 26090 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.

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Hear From Others

Upon arrival, each car have to pay RM2, as per stated in the board. Then the journeys start to climb up till mouth of Charas cave. To reach mouth of Charas cave, stairs are available and scenery of wild plant wild serve your eye, the weather was so clean.


Panching Cave (aka Charas Cave according to sources) is a limestone cavern with unique rock formations and is not only visited by tourists but archaeologists and geographers. It is actually a Thai-Buddhist cave temple with the enthralling statue of the 9 metres reclining Buddha.

Eunice Khong

Some further steps upwards, are other caves networks with openings. The walls of the caves are greenish blue because of the moss. From an opening, you get to see a panoramic view of the plain and the town of Kuantan in the far distance.

Sam Han

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The Jubli Perak Sultan Ahmad Shah’s Agricultural Park

Sultan Ahmad Shah Agricultural Park

Image source : Taman Pertanian Kuantan

The Jubli Perak Sultan Ahmad Shah’s Agricultural Park is located in Bandar Indera Mahkota. This nature paradise is a combination of natural forest reserve, orchards, vegetable plots and fish ponds.

Bukit Gambang Water Park

Gambang Water Park

Image source : Bukit Gambang Water Park

Bukit Gambang Water Park is built in the natural hilly terrain and lush secondary jungle of 46 acres.

Sultan Ahmad Shah State Mosque

Sultan Ahmad Shah State Mosque is located in the heart of Kuantan City nearby the Kuantan Municipal Council Field. It is named after the name of the first Pahang ruler, Sultan Ahmad Al-Mu’adzam Shah.

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