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Kenyir Lake, Kuala Berang

4.4
#4 of 10 in Nature in Terengganu
Tasik Kenyir or Kenyir Lake is an artificial lake located in Hulu Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia created in 1985 by the damming of the Kenyir River. The lake provides water to the Sultan Mahmud Power Station. It is the largest man-made lake in South East Asia with an area of 260,000 hectares.GeographyThe lake borders Kelantan in the west and Pahang in the south. This immense lake also serves as another gateway to Taman Negara. The lake has a surface area of 260 km² and contains 340 small islands, which were previously hilltops prior to the creation of the lake, more than 14 waterfalls and numerous rivers and rapids. 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.Flora and faunaKenyir Lake is also home to numerous species of freshwater fishes and exotic wildlife. With a water catchment area of 38,000 hectares, the lake is naturally a haven for freshwater fish. A recent study revealed that there are some 300 species of freshwater fish dwelling in the lake. The presence of dead trees around the lake serves as a perfect breeding ground for these fishes. Algae growing on dead trees and branches serve as the main form of sustenance for the fishes. From studies and observations conducted by the Department of Fisheries, species such as the big Lampam Sungai (barboides), Kelah (Malayan mahseer or Tor tambroides), Toman (snakehead), Kawan (Friendly Barb), Kalui (Giant Gouramy) and Kelisa (green arowana) are found in waters and around dead trees.
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  • I went with a group of about 100 former schoolmates re-route from Kuantan to Keyir Lake. The trip to Keyir Lake was 2D1N which I would have preferred a 3D2N. We went by 2 coaches considering the size....  more »
  • TKP099 not reccomended this boat.poor service. house boat park far away with lasir waterfall.. children and old person are forced to walk away to waterfall. can not use fibre boat provided for...  more »
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  • Disappointing. Went here expecting to be killed by a deadly Arapaima but all I got was beautiful scenery and nice weather.
  • Just come back from Kenyir with my familly for family day. Rent a houseboat here. Kenyir is a beautiful place for relax, its very peaceful and calm. Amazing view of lake and jungle. I fall in love with Kenyir Lake and will come again soon.
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