Tasik Kenyir, Terengganu or Tasik Kenyir (Kenyir Lake) is reputed as one of the largest and most captivating man made lakes in the world. Tasik Kenyir, Terengganu covers a total area of 369 sq km and is Malaysia's largest rock filled hydroelectric dam. Kenyir Lake in Terengganu is one of the most popular tourist attractions in not only Terengganu but in Malaysia as well. When this man made lake was filled with water, a number of hills stood above the water level, thus creating about 340 man made islands. Tasik Kenyir in Terengganu is surrounded by a lush tropical jungle and serves as an ideal getaway for nature lovers, anglers, amateur photographers and pleasure tourists.
The lush forest of Kenyir is located in the district of Hulu Terengganu, which lies at a longitude of 102 degree 40 minutes and 4 degree and 40 minutes in latitude. Many believe that this 130 million years old rain forest is the oldest tropical rainforest in the world. A part of this forest falls within the guarded territory of Malaysia National Park that is home to over 10,000 species of plants and 350 species of birds. This forest is a habitat of many local mammals including the mouse deer, barking deer, tapirs, wild boars, elephants, leopards, tigers, and monkeys.
Tasik Kenyir, Terengganu is located at a distance of approximately 55 km from Kuaia Terengganu and offers an endless choice of leisure and recreational activities which include fishing, swimming, canoeing, boating and jungle trekking. You can also indulge in bird watching, cave exploration, white-water rafting, guided nature walks, mountain climbing and many more activities here.
The cleanliness of Tasik Kenyir, Terengganu and abundance of food supply ensure that the Lake has a wide variety of fresh water fish such as Baung, Toman, Kelisa and Lampam. Those planning on spending their extended vacation here can put up in houseboats, floating chalets and lakeside resorts that are available here for visitor’s accommodation. Your trip to Tasik Kenyir in Terengganu is bound to be a memorable holiday experience.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
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