Top 5 Temerloh Attractions (2021)

Temerloh is the capital of Temerloh District, Pahang. It is situated near the mouth of the Pahang River and faces the South China Sea. Temerloh has a population of over 110,000 people which makes it one of Malaysia’s major towns. It is also an important industrial city and it hosts a range of factories, from automobiles to furniture.

Temerloh has been on Malaysia’s tourist map for many years because it was once surrounded by paddy fields where water buffaloes grazed on lush paddy shoots. Today, paddy fields are still there but they now border the highway. Temerloh is also popular with nature-lovers who come to visit Pahang’s largest state park. Temerloh is the capital of Temerloh District, Pahang. It is situated near the mouth of the Pahang River and faces the South China Sea.

1. Gunung Senyum

Gunung Senyum is a mountain with an important archeological site. It is 1,549 meters above sea level. It’s about 68 kilometers south of Temerloh, on the Pahang River bank, via Kampung Awah and Felda Jengka 18.
The park is located in Jengka, which covers 794 hectares in the Jengka Forest Reserve.Two main mountains exist within the park, Gunung Senyum and Gunong Jebak Puyuh, the former being a popular site for tourists and researchers. Oil palm plantations surround it as well.
The limestone and rock of Mount Senyum is ancient, about 3,000 years old, while the mudstone and shale of the lowlands to the east are believed to be 2,100 years old.

There are 19 caves found within the park, and among the caves that arouse greater interest to scientific researchers and archeologists:

  1. Gua Terang Bulan
  2. Gua Hidang
  3. Gua Taman Satu
  4. Gua Taman Dua
  5. Gua Angin
  6. Gua Merlap
  7. Gua Kolam Tuju
  8. Gua Gajah
  9. Gua Gelap

The tale of Tok Long, a nobleman said to have married an elf in this mountain region, is one of Gunung Senyum’s most famous legends. Breaking a promise caused by Tok Long resulted in his failure to locate his wife, which prompted him to meditate on it until his death. The Gua Makam Tok Long Tomb is said to be a testament to a lengthy tale that has been passed down through the ages.

2. Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre

Lanchang is a little town with the Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre, a sanctuary for elephants. The Malaysian Department of Wildlife and National Parks runs the elephant refuge, which was founded in 1989 within the Krau Wildlife Reserve. Many orphaned elephants are cared for here. The community began to develop into a prominent tourist attraction shortly after tourists discovered the elephant refuge. Kuala Gandah (Lanchang) is the finest location in Peninsular Malaysia to encounter an elephant.

The elephants’ natural foraging grounds shrank in size as a result of agricultural development. Food grew increasingly difficult, and some elephants were found in plantations and even in small settlements looking for food. People are instructed not to kill or injure the animals, but rather to notify the Department of Wildlife and National Parks so that they may be found, treated, and relocated to larger national parks across Peninsular Malaysia (such as Taman Negara).

Over the past 25 years, the Kuala Gandah team (now more than 35 people) has assisted in preventing the further decline of elephant numbers by returning over 400 wild elephants to their natural environment. Some people may consider the elephant sanctuary to be nothing more than a tourist attraction. Although this is somewhat true, it has a significant role in raising public awareness (locals and visitors alike).

Families with children should not miss out on a trip to Kuala Gandah. Kuala Gandah’s close encounter with elephants will enthrall youngsters for life. Visitors may watch the elephants eat and bathe; it’s a fantastic experience for children especially! However, only two times a day, visitors are allowed to visit the elephants to reduce stress on the creatures. The bathing of the elephants is also only possible when the water levels are high enough. Besides that, the National Geographic Video documentary, which is broadcast a few times daily; weekdays at 1pm, 1.30pm, and 2pm (on Fridays only), and weekends at 12.30pm, 1pm, and 1.30pm should also not be missed.

3. Gaur Rehabilitation Centre Jenderak

In 1982, the Seladang or Guar (bos gaurus) breeding center in Jenderak, Temerloh, was established with the sole purpose of providing a safe haven for the endangered seladang. The centre has 27 animal enclosures and paddocks, all of which are housed on a 20-hectare site. The seladang is Malaysia’s second-largest land mammal, after the elephant. The seladang were formerly free to roam in the rainforest, where lowland river valleys are their preferred grazing grounds. However, the seladang were forced to abandon their original habitats as a result of logging and the widespread development of farmland and housing.In addition, the reserve maintains a sambar deer breeding program. There are now about 40 animals in residence, but small bachelor herds of one male and several females are kept in separate cages.

The reserve is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year except on Chinese New Year and Hari Raya Haji. Free guided tours are available for groups of at least five, though 15 people can visit as a group without guides if they have been pre-registered with the reserve.

4. Deerland

Set in a rainforest near Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary and Krau Wildlife Reserve at Bukit Rengit Lanchang, Pahang, the beautiful and untouched natural environment is teeming with plants and animals.Learn about the jungle and connect with your spiritual essence. Feed the animals and enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer. (Monkeys, deer, snakes, sun bear, and other animals are among them!)The park has about 30 Indonesian deers living in its vicinity. The Deerland Park is privately owned and managed and the deer park is situated about 2km outside the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary in Pahang therefore those who plan to stop by there should undoubtedly visit this wonderful attraction as well.

5. The Pahang River Rafting

The Pahang International River Rafting Expedition was founded in 2001 by the State Government of Pahang. This event is designed to bring attention to the Pahang River as a recreational destination for nature and adventure tourists. ‘Discover The Extraordinary Pahang River’ is one of the campaign’s slogans.
For those who seek a challenge during their trips, Temerloh is a wonderful starting and conclusion point for any journey through Pekan. Chat with the locals because they are used to such tourism activities. They can construct a bamboo raft to your exact measurements and pricing is always negotiable. You should bring with you the following items: a sleeping bag, basic camping equipment, food, insect repellent, plastic canvas, clothing, and provisions. On your outward journey, you may stop at any settlements along the route to acquire food supplies and spend the night. The sandbar is a wonderful place to pitch your tent. This activity should be done during the day and the optimum period is between March and October.

With many nature based attractions as well as a river rafting challenge posed to travellers who decide to head to Temerloh for a holiday, something that can be assured is a trip filled with extraordinary sights, beautiful sceneries as well as an abundance of memories that will be created as you head from one attraction to the next.