Tasik Kenyir is an artificial lake 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 Southeast Asia which covers 260 kilometres square and contains 340 small islands. Some of the interesting attraction here is Kenyir Elephant Conservation Village (KECV). End your day at some of the best Tasik Kenyir hotels that can be found here.
Kenyir Lake is an artificial lake 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 Southeast Asia which covers 260 kilometres square and contains 340 small islands, which were once hilltops and highlands, more than 14 waterfalls, numerous rapids and rivers. Although it is an artificial lake, the area has been successfully developed for eco-tourism, and many resorts had been built around its shores. Lake Kenyir is the biggest lake of Malaysia and this popular place is located within the state of Terengganu as well as has become the biggest manufactured (man-made) lake in Southeast Asia. Lake Kenyir was constructed between 1978 and 1985 to provide for a dam to generate electricity and to combat yearly flooding. Kenyir borders the popular National Park Taman Negara and is over 200.000 hectares in size. Among the attractions are a visit to popular waterfalls like Lasir, Soak, Tembat, Petuang and Lata Terap. Lasir and Soak are most common to visit as they are nearest to the small village of Pengkalan Gawi. There is also wildlife here such as crocodile, tapirs and many more.
From Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Kuala Terengganu Sultan Mahmud Airport, the flights available such as AirAsia and Malindo Air take around 55 minutes to Terengganu. After that, you can take transport to Tasik Kenyir such as car or taxi. You could take a taxi straight to Tasik Kenyir.
Tasik Kenyir can be access from Taman Negara which has duration of 51 minutes to reach town of Kuala Berang. You can either take taxi or hire a car or follow experienced tour guide for safety issues.
There are a number of boat operators at the Gawi Jetty, who can take you using their fibre glass or double decked houseboats, across Tasik Kenyir. It is advisable to make prior bookings.
This village was built in 2012 on a 256 hectare site of which most of the area has been left in its natural forest state in order to provide a home for the elephant orphans. It is located near Lake Kenyir and the main objective of KECV is to provide a sanctuary for rescued elephants whose life in the wild in Malaysia is threatened by habitat loss and extinction. There are currently 13 elephants at KECV which the youngest two, both females, are just 2 years old while the Grandma of the herd, named Teh, is 32. There are also activities here which include elephant rides, elephant, feeding the elephants and also workshop on elephants. You can also enjoy the canopy walk and visitors are remind to do not forget that elephants can be dangerous and attack people. Please make sure to always be careful before approaching them or seek help from workers available there.
This lake resort is situated on the banks of the largest lake in Malaysia providing guests with access to the Taman Negara National Park which homes to a wide variety of native flora and fauna. The location and surrounding area gives guests the ultimate and amazing scenery as well as peaceful environment. The Lake Kenyir Resort is the ideal venue for travellers and families to escape from the hectic surrounding of busy city. Among the service here at this resort are laundry and housekeeping service, safe deposit box in every room, kids club and outdoor pool. Every room here are uniquely design and provide magnificent view from balcony as well as offers basic amenities together with complimentary toiletries and water bottle.
The Serai Cottage Boutique Hotel is situated in Kuala Berang, 30 kilometres from Kuala Terengganu. Every room is equipped with a TV with satellite channels and equipped with a private bathroom with a bidet and shower, with slippers provided. The Serai Cottage Boutique Hotel also features free WiFi in every room and public areas. There is a 24-hour counter at the lobby to assist guests with services and assistance.