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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Kenyir Lake



Tasik Kenyir or Kenyir Lake is an artificial lake located in the state of Terengganu in northeast Malaysia created in 1985 by the damming of the Kenyir River to create the Sultan Mahmud Power Station. It is the largest man-made lake in South East Asia. 

Although an artificial lake, the area has been successfully developed for eco-tourism, and there are many resorts around its shores. Fishing is popular, as are jungle treks, waterfalls and caves. According to the locals, the best season for fishing is August when the water level is lower. Popular spots for jungle trekking are Pengkalan Gawi, Bewah at National Park, along the rivers of Saok, Lasir, Tembat and Lawit. Kayaking, canoeing, boating, rafting and rapids shooting are among the many water sport activities available here.

The lake covers 260 km². There are 340 islands in the middle of the lake, 14 waterfalls, some rapids and rivers, Lake Kenyir certainly save thousands of precious natural treasure.

How to go to Kenyir Lake?. There are many way to go to Kenyir Lake. From Kuala Lumpur, take a Ekspress Bus to Kuala Terengganu then take a bus to Jertih. After arrive at Jertih, Terengganu. Take a Taxi  and go to Kenyir lake. From KLIA, u can take a flight strait to Kuala Terengganu airport. Then take a Taxi to Kenyir Lake. 

There are many resort to stay at Kenyir Lake such as Lake Kenyir Resort and Spa, Petang Island Resort, Kenyir Sanctuary Resort, Remis Rakit, Kenyir Land Resort and Uncle John Resort. You also can choose to camping at Kenyir Lake Resort.

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