Thursday, February 20, 2014

Lake Kenyir's

Tasik Kenyir is the largest man-make lake in South East Asia, spanning 260,000 square hectares. It is also Malaysia’s largest rock filled hydroelectric dam was built in 1980’s, the water level rises creating 340 islands, stream, waterfalls and rapids.

The rainforest that cradles the area bestows the lake with an incredible assortment of flora and fauna including rare ferns, exotic orchids, hornbills, elephants, and panthers. It is believed that the area is home to more than 8,000 species flowers, 2,500 species of plants and trees, 800 species of orchids, and 300 species of fungus.

Tasik Kenyir is located about 5 km inland of Kuala Terengganu and it is a popular destinations for eco-tourism. It is also gateway to Taman Negara through Tanjung Mentong. It is also an angler’s haven as the lake is home to species of freshwater fishes like Baung, Toman, Kelisa, Lampan and Kelah. Accommodation varies from a 3 star resort, chalets on the islands, floating resort or houseboats where rooms and meals are provided. The houseboat travels to waterfalls and fishing sites.

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