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. Thankfully for Malaysians, the country is blessed with beautiful mountain trails, and Panorama Hill at Sungai Lembing, Pahang is one of them.

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    Hiking at Panorama Hill at Sungai Lembing, 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!

    Hiking at Panorama Hill at Sungai Lembing, Pahang
    Hiking at Panorama Hill at Sungai Lembing, Pahang


    Sungai Lembing Attraction & History

    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.

    Bukit Panorama Sungai Lembing Attraction
    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 breathtaking tapestry of colors. 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 tranquility 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, Sungai Lembing

    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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