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Kampung Cherating
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Location Type: Destination
Cherating is a village and a beach area and the only real backpacker hub on the mainland at the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is one of the few surf spots in Malaysia.


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Wikipedia - Cherating

main road at Cherating Beach
main road at Cherating Beach

Cherating is a beach town in Pahang, Malaysia, located about 47 km north of Kuantan. It is the location of Asia’s first Club Mediterranee ("Club Med").
Cherating also houses a cultural village and a turtle sanctuary. The turtles lay their eggs between July and August.

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Wikitravel - Cherating

Cherating Beach
Cherating Beach

Cherating is in popular beach resort area in Pahang. It is located about 30 km north of Kuantan.
Cherating village is a typical small lazy East Coast fishing village although backpacker-tourism now is the major income earner here. The village, which is just off the main East Coast trunk road between Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu is dotted with guesthouses and small hotels (called chalets here). Asia's first Club Med is also located here. The place is extremely laid-back and the beach is nice and wide, although not as beautiful as the beaches on the islands off the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

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