Chendor Turtle Sanctuary Best Things to do in Pahang Beach
Visit Chendor Turtle Sanctuary is one of favorite activity in Cherating, Pahang Malaysia. This sanctuary is owned by Fishery Department and releasing the hatching turtle is the most popular activities. Rimbun Dahan is one of the turtle hatcheries. More information, please read this section here.
Chendor Turtle Sanctuary Best Things to do in Pahang Beach Summary
- Attraction: Chendor Turtle Sanctuary Best Things to do in Pahang Beach
- Location: Pahang Malaysia
- Attraction Type: Activity in Malaysia
Chendor Turtle Sanctuary Best Things to do in Pahang Beach from Official
It is located about 2 kilometers from Cherating and a natural extension of Cherating beach. The beach is usually not very crowded compared to other beaches in the area. You can also try traditional foods like otak-otak, satar, and keropok lekor near Chendor town.
At the Chendor Turtle Sanctuary, from May to September, visitors can watch green turtles and occasionnally giant leatherbacks toil ashore to lay eggs. The Turtle Sanctuary is managed by the Fisheries Department who also provides an information centre.
The moment you are stepped-in Chendor Beach, things you must do are as follows:
- Chendor Turtle Sanctuary in Chendor Beach Cherating.
- Club Med.
Only a few kilometers from there you could try some traditional foods like the famous ‘Satar’ and ‘Otak-Otak’ as well as ‘Keropok Lekor’. All these can be found along the road at a little town of Chendor.
If you are coming from Kuantan, follow the direction to Kemamam/Kuala Terengganu towards Cherating by using the scenic coastal highway route No. 3. You will see the signage that takes you to Club Med and Cherating Turtle Sanctuary.
About Chendor Turtle Sanctuary
This sanctuary (Chendor Turtle Sanctuary) is a tribute to the gentle giants of the South Seas, the near extinct Leatherback turtles, that made Chendor Beach their destination of choice to lay their eggs. The Chendor Turtle Sanctuary is located only a few minutes’ drive from Cherating. A small turtle information centre, a souvenir kiosk, and turtle pools with live Green or Ridley turtles are kept for conservation purposes. It is a recommended spot for turtle watching (April – September)
This place can be visited during office hours from TUESDAY – SUNDAY and closed on Monday. For those who intend to watch turtle in the evening please inform the beach guide or call the center at 09-581 9087. Beside this, you could also ask the management to participate in releasing babies turtle back to their home.