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Lake Kenyir

Lake Kenyir 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. Lake Kenyir is the biggest lake of Malaysia and this popular attraction is located within the state of Terengganu. Among people that visit the beautiful lake are locals, anglers, golfers and companies that organize their teambuilding activities. Kenyir area is over 200.000 hectares in size. Within the area, you can find around 340 small – mainly uninhabited – islands; many waterfalls and caves. There is also an abundance of wildlife to be found in the Kenyir area.
How To Get Here :
There are two jetties at Kenyir Lake. The main jetty is Pengkalan Gawi and the other option is Jenagor Jetty (mostly for houseboat). The distance from Kuala Terengganu to Pengkalan Gawi is approximately 80 km. If you are from Kuala Lumpur, please take Karak Highway to Jerangau Jabor Highway and proceed to Ajil to reach Kuala Berang town and onwards to Kenyir. Or you may take the alternative journey along coastal road through Kemaman, Dungun, Kuala Terengganu and through Kuala Berang to Kenyir Lake. The daily express buses from Hentian Putra Terminal (nearby PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur also provide the service. There is bus express namely Express Tasik Kenyir, which travels directly to Kenyir Lake (last stop at Pengkalan Gawi). You may board a night coach which depart from Kuala Lumpur (7 hours), Singapore (9.5 hours), Johor Bharu (9 hours), Penang (8 hours), etc. and arrive Kuala Terengganu Tanjung Bus Terminal around 6.00am the next morning, Ping Anchorage's driver will meet you once you arrive and transfer you to Jetty, then by boat to lake.The Tasik Kenyir Express departs daily at 8:00pm from Hentian Putra in Kuala Lumpur (09:00am and 21:00pm) to Tasik Kenyir via Al Muktafi Billah Shah Town and Kuala Berang.Alternatively, you can fly with Malaysia Airline or Air Asia from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu.
What To Do :
Fishing, Jungle Trekking, Mountain Climbing, Photo Shooting, Lake Walk
What To See :
Flora and fauna; Waterfalls like Lasir, Soak, Tembat, Petuang and Lata Terap. Lasir and Soak; Popular caves like Bewah and Taat; Mountains like Mount Gagau, Mount Bongsu and Mount Padang, Sultan Mahmud Power Station/Kenyir Dam
Location :
Terengganu Malaysia.
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