Cherating Turtle Conservation

Cherating Turtle Sanctuary

Cherating Turtle Sanctuary was first opened to the public in 1988. It is located next to Club Med Asia. The sanctuary was established with the purpose of protecting the turtles from any danger that could risk and shorten their lifespan.

The visitors will have the opportunity to learn more information about turtles, their habitats and find out how they can protect these endangered animals. They also can visit turtle egg hatchery sites, do the turtle release activity, see the exhibits, watch thevideo shows and participate in turtle watching programs at night.

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Operating Hours

Tuesday – Sunday : 9.30 a.m – 4.30 p.m
Monday & Public Holiday : closed


There’s no entrance fee.



KM 45, Jln Kuantan – Kemaman, Bukit Cherating, 26080 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.

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Hear From Others

Situated at the Chendor Beach, the Turtle Sanctuary is a tribute to the gentle giants of the South Seas. This centre helps to ensure the survival of the turtles that land here to lay eggs during the months from April to August. 


It is an unique traditional centre with the objective to help and to ensure the survival of the turtles when they land at Chendor Beach to lay eggs. I was excited to see the adult turtle during this visit. ^-^ There is a turtle hatching program in this centre where the turtles will be kept here until they are old enough to release into the sea.



The sanctuary is not really that huge, but it was clean and properly maintain. It’s a good effort to have a sanctuary like this to show to the public, the real turtles look like. And also to protect the turtles from extinction. A small step of a better future for the turtles.

Wilson Ng

Nearby Attractions

Pahang Art Museum

Pahang Art Museum is a must-visit destination for art lovers. It hosts a variety of interesting exhibits in the form of visual art, photography, crafts or sculpture.

Gelora Park

Taman Gelora

Image source : Eva Chew‎

Taman Gelora is a recreational park that is located next to Royal Pahang Golf Course. The park offers a picturesque and peaceful environment for visitors who go there to do light exercise and intense workout.

Teluk Cempedak

Teluk Cempedak

Image source : Conny Sandland

Teluk Cempedak is the most famous beach in Kuantan. There are wooden railings built along the beach to enable the visitors to enjoy the beautiful view of the beach.

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