Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Gua Charas and Sungai Lembing, Pahang

by the end of last month (October), me and Nicola was in Kuantan for business matter for a week.
we took a opportunity to travel around and found some really interesting place. We went to Gua Charas , Sungai Lembing and Pantai Sepat.

Adapted from Pahang Tourism
In the Malay language the word 'Gua' means cave. The Charas caves lay about 25 kilometers northwest of Kuantan at Panching on the Sungai Lembing road.

Adapted from Pahang-Delights
Sungai Lembing, a somewhat "sleepy" town in Pahang, located about 42km from Kuantan, was, in the early 20th century, once known as the El-Dorado of the East.

It was the place in the East where financial riches were made. It had then the richest deposits of tin ore in the world, second only to Bolivia

The tin ores in those days were mined underground via various levels of tunnels. And eventually Sungai Lembing developed and had the largest, longest and deepest subterranean mine in the world.

Photographs by
Alan Tan

'Shot with Pentax K20D'

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