Jerantut is the main entrance to the National Park. Being the largest district in Pahang, covers 7,563 km per sq ft (7563 hectares), it bounds the northern states of Kelantan and Terengganu, in the south, Temerloh and Maran district, in the west, Lipis and Raub district and in the east, Kuantan district.
The name was said to derive from an Orang asli named Tut. He was a brave man who would go hunting and fishing on a boat, and to carry goods via the dangerous rapids abound in the river. However, on one fateful day, Tut’s boat overturned at one of the rapids, and sadly, he drowned and died. The place where he died was named as Jeram Tut which means rapid. With the passage of time, and the way the Pahang dialect is spoken, the place name simply became “Jerantut”.
Tembeling River, the main river in this district is the exciting way to National Park and the surrounding villages in Ulu Tembeling. The joining of Tembeling and Jelai river forms the Pahang river where it flows right through the Royal Pekan town and then through the South China Sea.
The Central district administration in Jerantut town is situated 200km away from Kuantan or 250km away from Kuala Lumpur. This town is the main gate to National Park which is linked by roads, trains and boats.Today Jerantut with new mixed property developments having been built and a beautiful mosque just built on the approach to the town.
According to the information we had collected, things can do at JERANTUT as below.
- Jerantut Railway Station
- Orang Asli Settlement
- Rafflesia Conservation Center
- Bukit Istana
- Forest River Som
- Gunung Benom
- Gunung Tahan
- Kota Gelanggi Caves (Jerantut)
- Kuala Tahan National Park
- Lata Meraung Waterfall
- Sungai Tembeling
- Tekam Plantation Eco Resort
- Jeram Besu
- Jeram Perahu
- Lembah Kiol Golf Course
Click on below Pahang district name to view full list of attractions.