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Tasik Kenyir

  • Tasik Kenyir (Kenyir Lake), Malaysia
remote Tasik Kenyir
also known as:
Kenyir Lake
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Location Type: Destination
Kenyir Lake is the largest man-made lake in South East Asia.
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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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