Located about 80km from Kuala
Terengganu, Kenyir Lake or Tasik Kenyir covers an area of 369 sq. km. Once a tropical
valley, it was flooded to create a hydroelectricity dam, thus creating
within the lake numerous man-made islands of the once jutting hills and
making it the largest man-made lake in South East Asia. The hilly
regions of Tasik Kenyir contain areas of untouched tropical rainforest
estimated to be millions of years old.
The lake is unique for her beautiful scenario of tropical forest and its
valuable flora and fauna species. It is believed that the area is the
habitat of more than 8000 species of flowers, 2500 species of plants and
trees, 8000 species of orchids, 370 species of birds and 300 species of
fresh water fish.
up of 340 islands and 14 waterfalls and rapids, The Kenyir Lake provides
for total relaxation and enjoyment in a unique environment. Kenyir Lake
is a popular and ideal retreat for nature lovers, anglers and
photographers, as well as cavers. Other activities include swimming,
canoeing, fishing, boating and jungle trekking.
Accommodation such as houseboats, floating chalets and lakeside resorts
are also available to visitors.
Due to the cleanliness of the lake, the Kenyir Lake has a wide variety
of fresh water fish such as Toman (Snakehead), Baung (Catfish), Lampan
Sungai (Scwanenfeldii’s Barb / Bardboides), Kelah (Malaysian Mahseer),
Sebarau (Carp) etc…, so not surprisingly it has been dubbed as an
introduction on Kenyir Lake with map of Kenyir Lake with locations
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There are 14
waterfalls found and flow rapidly around the lake. The most famous
are Lasir Waterfall, Tembat Waterfall
and Saok Waterfalls.
Bewah and Taat Caves are two towering limestone caves that are not
only natural wonders, they are also the sites of archeological
a lush tropical jungle, the Kenyir Lake is a popular and ideal
retreat for nature lovers, anglers, photo enthusiasts and fun
seekers. Some of the activities which could be carried out here are
fishing, swimming, canoeing, boating camping and jungle trekking
340 islands which were once hilltops. The hilly regions of untouched
virgin tropical jungle is estimated to be millions of years old.
There is no exact estimation of the number of species of plants and
wildlife existing within this vast ecosystem.
approximately 55 km from Kuala Terengganu, there are different entry
points depending on convenience and from where you are coming from.
The best and the main entry point is Pengkalan Gawi.
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