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Top Places To Visit In Bentong

1. Japanese Village

The first stop in Bentong is the Japanese Village. The setting here is similar to what you’d see in Japan or your favourite Japanese TV series. Situated in Colmar Tropicale, Bukit Tinggi, this is the place for young couples, kids and families. To get here, you need to walk uphill and climb up 88 steps, so a certain level of fitness is required.

You can take in some fresh cool air while making your way to the top. The koi ponds are the star attraction and a good spot for a photography session. Ladies and girls, if you love those kimono costumes, you can rent them and take a photo of yourself wearing the stunning traditional attire.

Address: KM 48, Persimpangan Bertingkat Lebuhraya Karak, Colmar Tropicale, Bukit Tinggi, 28750 Bentong, Pahang, 28750, Malaysia
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday (6am to 6.30pm)
How long to spend here: Around 2 hours

2. Botanical Garden

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Another major attraction that is located near the Japanese Village is the Botanical Garden. At this magnificent garden, you can get closer to nature and take in sights of herbs and orchids, or view wildlife like monkeys. To get here, you can hop on the free shuttle bus from Berjaya Times Square in Kuala Lumpur. This is a great place to unwind and escape the city centre.

Address: KM 48, Persimpangan Bertingkat Lebuhraya Karak, Colmar Tropicale, Bukit Tinggi, 28750 Bentong, Pahang, 28750, Malaysia
How long to spend here: Around 2 hours

3. Bentong Walk

Bentong Walk is an initiative of the locals in town, both young and old, who transformed the entire historic streets into a major tourist attraction. This initiative also paved the way for Bentong youths to develop entrepreneurship skills and get involved in street arts. Before you come here, take note that this attraction only opens once a week on Saturdays.

Apart from the unique, colourful and creative murals along the street, this is where you can hunt for your souvenirs, try some local delicacies and see what the locals are up to. There is a lively night market with all sorts of activities happening at the same time. Do not be surprised to see a stall selling smelly tofu as this snack is popular not just in Taiwan but Malaysia too. Bentong ginger, soy sauce, honey durian and handicrafts are favourite souvenirs among foreign tourists and locals.

Address: 92, Jalan Chui Yin, 28700 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Saturday only (5.30pm to 10pm), closed on other days
How long to spend here: Around 3 hours

4. Lentang Forest Reserve

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How about a picnic while on vacation? Look no further than Lentang Forest Reserve, also known as the Lentang Recreational Forest. Activity-wise, there is plenty you can do here apart from having a picnic. Take some pictures of the wild mushrooms and Rajah Brooke butterflies at the forest reserve. Also, you can dip into the river to cool yourself before moving on to the next point of interests.

The best time to visit the Lentang Forest Reserve is during the dry season; try to avoid coming here during the monsoon season for safety reasons. If you do not have time to prepare any food, you can buy some food from the stalls located within the area.

Address: Karak Expy, Lentang, Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday (8am to 5pm)

5. Bilut Extreme Park

Calling all extreme sports enthusiasts! There is one particular activity that you can enjoy at the Bilut Extreme Park. The hint is in the picture above. How’d you like to ride an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)? You will pass through the stream and oil palm plantation as part of the ride. A professional ATV driver will lead the way so that everyone is on the right trail. Other than that, you can also have fun with paintball and be Robin Hood for a day by trying out archery. All activities are suitable for all age groups.

Address: Kampung Baharu, 27600 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday (9.30am to 6pm)
How long to spend here: Around 2 hours

6. Chamang Waterfall

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There are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to picnics and recreational activities. If Lentang Forest Reserve does not appeal to you, Chamang Waterfall is another alternative option. Try to avoid weekends as it is packed with locals and tourists from other parts of Malaysia. This is definitely one of the well-known waterfalls in Bentong town. Bring some sandwiches or snacks for your picnic. After enjoying a swim at the waterfall, take a break and have your food. Take note though, avoid the top part of the waterfall for safety reasons.

Address: 28700 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday (24 hours)

7. Bentong Gallery

For history buffs or curious museum enthusiasts, learn the historic past of this town and how it was like during the mining era. It is time to check out Bentong Gallery to immerse yourself in Bentong’s culture and history.

There are three halls in the gallery. Hall 1 is the starting point as you will get to know the man behind the development of this museum. His name is Mr. Loke Yew, one of the earliest Bentong residents during the tin mining era. This is where you get to know about the early development of the town as well as the origin of its name. Next, you should move on to Hall 2 to find out more about the tourist attractions throughout the town. If you are in Hall 3, you will get to see the past and present of Bentong as well as contributions by the Sultan of Pahang as well as the former and present Members of Parliament of Bentong.

Before stepping out from the museum, visit the BG Store to buy back some unique souvenirs. Apart from that, you can also have a drink at the café, located within the museum.

Address: 17-18, Jalan Loke Yew, 28700 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday (10am to 7pm), Saturday (10am to 10pm)
Closed on Wednesday

8. Kow Po Ice Cream House

In Bentong, if you ask what’s famous in Bentong, and one of the answer you will get is Bentong’s ice cream. So what’s so famous about their ice-cream? It’s because most of the ice cream shops here made their own ice-cream. There a lot of ice cream shops here if you travel in Bentong, but here, we are going to introduce to you is Kow Po ice cream shop.

This shop has open for more than 40 years, and the boss has been working here since then. The boss learn the skill of making ice-cream from his father and now he has pass his skills to his son and daughter-in-law.

He started only just a few flavor and now he has more than 10 flavors available here. For example, chocolate, vanilla, pandan, coconut, durian and etc. Most importantly every flavor here is homemade. Not only they sell ice-cream, they even have floats, ice-kacang (ABC), and 10 different kind of sets of ice-cream here, where some sets has choco topping or even side with nata de coco. What’s the secret of his ice-cream? All he can tell us is that the most important ingredient is the milk, it must be fresh.

Address:  2, Bentong Heights, 28700 Bentung, Pahang

Phone : 09-222 1258

Business Hours: 11am-6.30pm

9. Experience Peace And Tranquility At Kechara Forest Retreat

If serenity is what you are looking for, then you might want to check out Kechara Forest Retreat at Jalan Chamang. Situated within the forest enclave of Bentong, Kechara Forest Retreat is a 35-acre sacred land where you can immerse in the sights of the majestic 24-feet Tibetan guardian deity statue known as the Dorje Shugden. Other highlights include the Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain, Gyenze Chapel and the 11,000 sq. ft. Wisdom Hall where you can pray and make offerings.

Address: Lot 3189, Jalan Chamang, 28700 Bentong, Pahang

Tel: 09-221 5600

Opening Hours: 10 am to 5 pm

10. Take A Stroll At Bentong Walk

A joint initiative from both young and old residents of Bentong, this is where you can see the historic town filled with colourful murals and other tourist-friendly activities. You can also look forward to street performances and varieties of local foods and products like smelly tofu and Bentong ginger sold at the night market. Keep in mind that Bentong Walk only takes place on Saturdays.

Address: 92, Jalan Chui Yin, 28700 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Saturday only (5.30pm to 10pm), closed on other days
How long to spend here: Around 3 hours