Terengganu, Malaysia · 5 hotels available
This district is where the famous Terengganu Inscription Stone was found and it was discovered near Sungai Tersat by an Arab trader named Sayid Husin bin Ghulam al-Bokhari in 1899 after a flash flood hit Kuala Berang. The inscription on the stone proclaims Islam as the state religion of Terengganu. This artifact is a symbol of an earlier arrival of Islam to the Malay Peninsula, even earlier from that of Malacca Sultanate and now displayed in Terengganu State Museum. Hulu Terengganu is the largest district in terms of land area and the only landlocked district of Terengganu. Hulu Terengganu District Council was established on 1 January 1981 under the 3rd Section of Local Government Act 1976 (Act 171) (Amendment 1978). It was known as Jumaah Bandaran Ulu Terengganu and Hulu Terengganu has one village for Orang Asli, the indigenous people of Peninsular Malaysia, which is Kampung Sungai Berua.
The district is particularly popular for Tasik Kenyir or Kenyir Lake. 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 kilometres² and contains 340 small islands, which were once hilltops and highlands, more than 14 waterfalls, numerous rapids and rivers. Although an artificial lake, the area has been successfully developed for eco-tourism, and many resorts had been built around its shores.
From Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Kuala Terengganu Sultan Mahmud Airport, the flights available such as Air Asia and Malindo Air take around 55 minutes to Terengganu. After that, you can take transport to Hulu Terengganu such as car or taxi.
Hulu Terengganu 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.
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. There are around 340 small and uninhabited islands, many waterfalls and caves. 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 wildlifehere such as crocodile, tapirs and many more.
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.
Hotel Anggerik Impian is located at Kuala Berang and just 35 kilometres away from Terengganu city center and 45 kilometres from the airport. This hotel offers magnificient service and all the essential amenities such as 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour counter, Wi-Fi in public areas and also free car park. Besides that, this hotel also offers affordable yet comfortable stay for travellers and families.
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.
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 hopusekeeping service, safe deposit box in every room, kids club and outdoor pool. Every room here are uniquely design and provide magnificient view from balcony as well as offers basic amenities together with complimentary toiletries and water bottle.