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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sungai Lembing

Sungai Lembing, one of the most recognizable places among young generation. A unique town owns the largest, longest and deepest underground tin mining in the world. They got the oldest suspension bridge in Malaysia, the perfect sunrise viewing on Panorama Hill, Sungai Lembing Mining Museum, Rainbow Falls and varieties of popular local foods.

Panorama Hill.This is one of the most beautiful places on Earth as watching the sunrise here is akin to experiencing the most tranquil moment in life. There are signages to show visitors the way up the hill that is 291m above sea level.

Rainbow Waterfall is part of Sg Lembing attraction. The tiny water droplets from this high waterfall create a rainbow effect when the sunrise rays hits it, hence the Rainbow waterfall. This phenomenon was at its best in the early morning, preferable around 8.00am.

The Sungai Lembing Mining Museum was recently built to record the history of the tin mining operations. Artifacts and equipmqnt used by workers in this biggest underground tin mine can be seen at the museum.It is open to the public during office hours.

Charas Cave is located about km26 on the way from Kuantan to Sungai Lembing near the vilage of Kampung Machang Panching. We need to go through a palm oil estate before reaching the cave entrance.

Gua Charas is formed not only from limestone but also granite, as can be seen from the outside of its entrance. It actually lies at the bottom of Panching Hill (or Bukit Panching) which is about 1000 meters high, and can be seen a few miles away on the right side of the main road heading towards Sungai Lembing town.