Cherating of Malaysia is a resort town on the east coast of Malaysia. Popular beaches at Cherating are such as Chendor Beach, a breeding site for leatherback and other sea turtles and home to the Chendor Turtle Sanctuary.
Cherating Village has workshops for traditional textiles as well as handicrafts. Southwest of Cherating, the Charah Caves comprise 8 caves inside an unusual rock formation. Nearby of this holiday resort, Panching Cave contains a huge reclining Buddha statue.
Some of the visitors to Cherating love sun bath at the beach, some prefer pursuit on offer that might tempt travelers away from the sun loungers. One of the most unique is definitely the Cherating Turtle Sanctuary. The sanctuary of Cherating was first built to protect and reverse the dwindling number of leatherback turtles that often lay their eggs on Malaysia’s beaches. Visitors to the sanctuary can learn about the life-cycle of these turtles and even watch them as they come ashore to lay their eggs during the period of May through July. There is also the option to take part in a program that releases the hatchlings into the sea, which is done at night and is a popular activity among travelers to this area.
There is a lot more to see and do around Cherating, and the best way to discover the attractions, sites, and activities that this town has to offer is by exploring the interactive map on this page.