Pekan is a town in the Pekan District of Pahang in Malaysia. It is popularly known as the "Royal Town of Malaysia" as it is the seat of the Pahang Sultanate. Home to some grand buildings, Pekan town is scenic and pristine with wide clean streets, spacious fields and royal palaces.
Muzium Masjid Sultan Abdullah is a graceful white mosque located in Pekan from the 1930s now renovated to a museum. The mosque is meticulously designed and is a masterpiece. Abu Bakar Royal Mosque is also located in Pekan. It is a Royal Mosque and is built in Moorish Design. Several Sultans and Royal family members rest peacefully in graves in the mausoleum of the mosque. Sultan Abu Bakar museum is also a must visit in Pekan and has a wide collection of relics, chinese glassware and ceramics.
You may also visit Chini Lake which is 70km from Pekan and takes 1 hour by road to reach. It is Malaysia’s largest freshwater lake and is home to Orang Asli who are the oldest habitants of Malaysia Peninsula. Bird watching is also a prevalent activity in Pekan and you can easily spot Hornbills. Pahang Royal Silk Weaving Center, Royal Pekan Golf Club, Royal Pahang Polo Field are among other places worth visiting in Pekan.
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