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Tasik Kenyir

  • Tasik Kenyir (Kenyir Lake), Malaysia
remote Tasik Kenyir
also known as:
Kenyir Lake
Priority: Lowest
Location Type: Destination
Kenyir Lake is the largest man-made lake in South East Asia.
Quick InfoGetting There
  • Take a boat ride around the lake and enjoy the peaceful nature
  • Enjoy the sights in a rainforest: waterfalls, Limestone caves, lakes (Sungai Petuang), islands and mountain.
  • Also see, wild animals, flora and fauna, exotic orchids, hornbills, elephants.
  • Take part in their activities; fishing, boating, swimming, rafting, golfing, 4WD driving, angling, jungle trekking, rock climbing and canoeing
  • Visit the herb farm and conquer the peak of Gunung Gagau
  • The water level is highest in March and April
  • Some endangered species such as Asian Elephants and Malaysian Tigers make Kenyir area as their home
  • The best season for fishing:  August (low water level)
  • Accommodation reservation in advance is advisable.
  • Accomodation: Resort chalets or floating longhouse
  • There are usually no budget options.
  • The resort  offer packages including meals and boat transport from Pengkalan Gawi.
    -  Kenyir Sanctuary Resort: rates from RM85.
    - Uncle John’s Resort: rates from RM150
  • Boat hire costs around RM100 per hour and a half day fishing trip cost about RM500.
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Wikipedia - Kenyir Lake

Kenyir Lake with sourrounding jungle
Kenyir Lake with sourrounding jungle

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. Kenyir Lake is the largest man-made lake in Southeast Asia. Sharing its border with Kelantan in the west and Pahang in the south. This immense lake also serve as another gateway to Taman Negara. The lake covers 260 km² and contains 340 small islands, which were once hiltops and highlands, more than 14 waterfalls, numerous rapids and rivers. Because the lake is a reservoir, the water level can vary depending on the month. The water level is highest (and the lake consequently the most beautiful) in March and April.

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Wikitravel - Tasik Kenyir

Tasik Kenyir is a reservoir lake formed from the damming of the Kenyir River in Ulu (upriver) Terengganu. The lake is very large and contains some islands. Because of its inland location and moderate elevation above sea level, its climate is somewhat cooler and moister than on the seacoast. There is a breathtaking view from the top of the dam itself, and many visitors hire a boat to see the rest. There are also caves and a small waterfall nearby.

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