Hiking Bukit Panorama Hill: Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang

There is something magical about hiking up to a spot at majestic heights and looking out at the world that lies below. It is a surreal experience which brings a sense of tranquility and peace. Fortunately for those in Malaysia, the country boasts a plethora of breathtaking mountain trails, including the remarkable Panorama Hill located in the picturesque Sungai Lembing, Pahang - a true gem awaiting exploration.

Read also: 8 Best Attractions in Sungai Lembing, Pahang

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Hiking Bukit Panorama Hill: Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang

Ready to hike Panorama Hill? Use the information below to help you plan your trip and find out the best time start your hike for a memorable adventure during your visit to Sungai Lembing, Pahang!

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Hiking at Panorama Hill at Sungai Lembing, Pahang

History of Sungai Lembing

The word ‘sungai’ in the Malay language means river and the word ‘lembing’ means spear. It is said that this town, which started as a tin-mining community, received its name when a local ruler saw a vision of a spear in the river and subsequently named this place after it. In its heyday, the humble Sungai Lembing was one of the largest and deepest tin mining areas in the world. This is truly a town steeped in rich history.

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Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia

Bukit Panorama Trail Distance

Panorama Hill stands at 271 metres in height and towers over the small town of Sungai Lembing in Kuantan, Pahang. The recommended hiking duration is one hour and the ascent is relatively easy - covering 1,000 cemented steps.

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Bukit Panorama Sungai Lembing height is at 271 metres 
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It takes about one hour to hike up Bukit Panorama at Sungai Lembing
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There are 1,000 cemented steps at Bukit Panorama at Sungai Lembing

Sunrise Time & Best Time to Hike

To catch the stunning sunrise, it is recommended to begin the hike at around 5am. The hike takes about an hour with rest time factored in, but this is also dependent on the pace of the hiker. Although the weather at this hour of the day is cooling, remember to bring sufficient water and snacks supplies. This is necessary if you need to boost your energy level during the hike. It is also advisable to bring a torchlight if you are starting the hike at dawn. If you are looking for solitude on your journey, plan your visit on a weekday as the crowd is larger during weekends.

Bukit Panorama Hiking Trail

During the hike up, there will be moments where you might be tempted to give up, especially if you are not used to the strenuous climb. However, perseverance has its rewards as the view from the top will take your breath away – making the challenging climb up worthwhile. City dwellers will certainly appreciate the view, cool air, and quietness at the peak, which is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. There is nothing like the settling of one’s soul to bring a fresh perspective to life. 

As the sun slowly rises above the horizon, the sky appears as a masterpiece of a talented artist. The hues of orange, yellow, and blue form a breath-taking tapestry of colours. Looking out to a carpet of clouds below, you can only feel so small in the grand space of things, but it is a feeling that comes with tranquillity instead of fear. 

The journey down would certainly be an easier one, as compared to the ascent. As you etch the beautiful views in your mind, you would certainly feel your steps get lighter - as do your heart. That's when you know it's time to head for a good breakfast in town as the perfect end to wrap up the memorable trip.

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Bukit Panorama at Sungai Lembing hiking trail is relatively easy
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Sunset Hill Sungai Lembing. The peak is loved for the bed of clouds that surrounds it
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Panorama view Sungai Lembing. Gua Charas can be seen from the summit
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Sungai Lembing sunrise time is at 6am so be sure to start hiking at 5am
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Sungai Lembing attractions include Bukit Panorama - a small hill offering breathtaking views

How to Get to Bukit Panorama

To get to Panorama Hill, one may opt to take either a bus or a taxi to the Sungai Lembing town from the state capital of Kuantan. Upon reaching Sungai Lembing, head over to the Country View Inn. There will be a road between Country View Inn and a food court. Walk on to the end of the road and turn left at the end until you reach a flight of stairs. There are approximately 1,000 steps to climb, so for those who foresee the number of steps to be a challenge, it is advisable to get some training done before beginning the hike to build up one’s endurance. The staircases are cemented, and there is a handrail to hold onto. These would definitely ease the hiking process. 

Bukit Panorama Trailhead

Address: Sungai Lembing, 26200 Pahang
GPS Coordinates: 3°55′00.9″N 103°02′05.9″E

Happy hiking!

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  1. I won't say start hiking with 1,000 cemented steps easy!..haha..but yes, after the thousand steps, the hiking is relatively easy 🤩🤩 and the view is so worth it

  2. i pernah datang sini but not for hiking...more on visiting my old friends...nice place am i right :-)

  3. I have heard of this place before but haven't had the chance to visit. The trail doesn't sound too hard with the cemented steps, and doesn't look very steep either. Will check it out.

  4. cantiknya sunrise view dekat puncak sungai lembing ni. Memang berbaloi lah dapat tengok view cantik lepas penat mendaki. Even trek dia pun nampak senang

  5. Bestnya hiking pagi-pagi dan tengok sunrise. Marsha pun dah lama tak hiking

  6. Tak pernah ke sini. Sekarang kalau nak pergi hiking rasanya Marina tak mampu dah kot. Tak larat

  7. My goodness, at first i read there are 1000 cemented steps that i need to climb but looking at the final destination, i would say really worth every sweat that i shed to reach the top.. :) Need to train harder for this!

  8. Menarik juga kalau dapat hiking kat sini. Dah lama sangat tak hiking ni. tapi nanti insyaAllah one day kalau ada kesempatan ke sini bole la hiking di sini

  9. I always wanted to go hiking there. But until now I haven't get the chance because it's far from kl.

  10. Boleh dapatkan macam mana penatnya mendaki dan akhirnya dapat melihat pemandangan yang indah macamtu dia tas puncak...arghhh nak juga merasa hiking...

  11. Kat Pahang memang banyak tarikan menarik. Sg Lembing ni mmg salah satu tarikan walau pun dulu tak de sape tau kewujudan tempat ni..hehe..sebagai anak jati Pahang i bangga bila org luar kenal tempat2 camni

  12. Grace, akak ada kat Kuantan, Pahang ni. Masa kat kampung ni akak tanya parent, kat mana bleh hiking. Sebab seronok la tengok Grace share je lokasi hiking walau dimana berada. Tak semestinya perlu tempat virak or hot spot kan. Fasiliti hiking dah ok pun takpe. Nanti akak nak naik esok tempat Grace rekemen ni. Thank you!


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