Pahang, the largest state in Peninsular Malaysia, brings you back to nature with its geographically diverse landscape of rainforests, mountains, and beaches. Fill your need for adventure by jungle trekking deep into the wilderness of Malaysia’s national park, Taman Negara. This 130-million-year-old tropical rainforest is home to many endangered species like the Malayan tiger and Asian elephant. For a slower pace, head up to Malaysia’s largest hill station, Cameron Highlands. There you can enjoy a relaxing day of picking strawberries, strolling through the tea plantation for scenic views, and sipping a cup of fresh tea to unwind. Speaking of unwinding, Cherating beach is also a good place to relax. Take long walks on the white sandy beach and visit the Chendor Turtle Sanctuary to watch baby turtles hatch. If you’re lucky, you might even get a chance to release them back into the ocean!