Bentong Travel Essentials


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"Lose yourself in Wilderness"

Bentong Tourism

Bentong is located in Pahang, one of the biggest states of Malaysia. Brimming with rainforest and all-embracing hills, it is an ideal place to lose oneself in wilderness away from the bustling city life. Bentong is well-known for its creative wall art all around the city with consummate splendour. One cannot miss a walk in the impressive streets filled with adroit arts waiting to be captured. 

The very famed cascading waterfalls of Chamang await with wading pools of water for a revitalising experience. You can also pay a visit to Bentong Hot Springs for a re-energising escapade. Bentong is also famous for its Durian fruit, the King of the fruits. Every nook and corner of the city has a spot for Durian fruit which is definitely a must have if you visit Bentong. The local ginger is another renowned and most bought among tourists who visit Bentong.

If you are a Green Panther, you must visit Durian orchards which cover a major area of Bentong. The morning markets of Bentong set up at 6 AM, especially on Sunday, are an overriding feature that attract tourists and even locals. History Enthusiasts can take a tour to Bentong Gallery which highlights the development of Bentong over decades. Another prime destination among tourists is that of Melipoly Stingless Bee Farm which makes and markets organic honey.

Things to do in Bentong

1. Bentong Morning Market

Bentong Morning Market
Situated across Bentong’s city centre, the morning market is set up across the main street only one day of the week. The local sellers and vendors set up shop right in the middle selling all kin (Read More)ds of goods, meat, fresh produce, clothes, kitchen tools, etc. The more common items are the local Bentong ginger and soy sauce along with some homemade pastry, cakes and tofu. 

2. Bentong Street Art Murals

Bentong Street Art Murals
The creative art is found at one of the side streets in the city center of Bentong. Most of the colourful artwork and murals make for picturesque backdrops for photo shoots. You can visit the street a (Read More)nytime but during the day is usually preferred as the sun brings out the vivid colours. The commonly painted items are what Bentong is most popular for i.e., the ginger and the durian.

3. Bentong Park

Bentong Park
Also known as the Bilut Extreme Park, Bentong Park offers adventurous activities to get away from the chaotic city life. They host some fun recreational activities like archery and you are free to exp (Read More)lore the estate’s lavish greenery and landscape. The highlight of this park is the exciting ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) ride that allows visitors to wander around the woods and rainforests, appreciating the beauty of nature.

4. Bentong Walk

Bentong Walk
The walk along the main town of Bentong lets the tourists admire the rich heritage of the area. This reviving walk includes some art galleries, community activities to participate in, restaurants and (Read More)food stalls by local vendors. This constructive walk allows people to get an idea of the businesses in town and initiate ventures of their own. The walk proceeds into the Saturday night market on the streets that has some impressive stalls selling several items and tasty eateries with local Malay food. 

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Need to Know

  • Bentong has a well connected network and internet. WiFi is easily accessible in most of the hotels and restaurants. 
  • There is an entry fee at most of the places in Bentong. The price range on entry varies from RM 3 to RM 10.
  • Though there are several ATMs and some of the hotels accept card payments, you will need cash in hand to pay at markets, sightseeing and even to pay the taxi and the bus. The area is yet to develop on online payments but cash is accepted by all.

Food in Bentong

Lemang To'ki is one of the most famous restaurants known in Bentong. It is popular for its unique lemang which is coconut rice cooked in bamboo sticks. Ayam Bakar, fire grilled chicken is another very famed delicacy of Bentong which tourists and locals go for. Flavoursome local food at affordable prices is also a highlight of the Bentong Morning Market. Bentong Soy Sauce and Tofu Puffs are among other things to shop for.

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How to Reach Bentong

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Bentong is well connected by roadways. Major Routes that converge at Bentong are Route 68, Route 8 and Route E8. Route 68 which starts at Gombak ends at Bentong. The highway Route 8 starts at Bentong and connects to Kota Bharu as the final destination. The prime highway is that of E8 which connects Bentong to Kuala Lumpur and Kuantan.

Bentong is also well connected with local buses to Genting Highlands. Taxis and Car Rentals are also available to commute from one district to another. The nearest airport is Sultan Aziz Shah Airport and you can take a bus or hire a taxi to cover a distance of approximately 80km in 1 hour. Another way is to take the Skypark Link Train and get off at Titiwangsa and then cover the rest of the distance by bus.

Local transport in Bentong

Public buses operate for tourists and locals to commute from one part of Bentong to another. Bus service is the cheapest and the ideal way to get around the city.
Car rentals are also considered ideal since you can drive anywhere you want and take as much time as you wish at the place of your choice. Taxi prices are comparably higher than other means of transportation in Bentong.

Bentong Photos

The morning market in Bentong
Bentong Park
Stalls at the Bentong Walk at night, decorated with Chinese lanterns

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