Kenyir Lake

Kenyir Lake or Tasik Kenyir is the largest man-made lake in Southeast Asia, spanning 260,000 hectares. It also houses Malaysia's largest rock filled hydroelectric dam. When the area was flooded for the construction of the dam, most of the hills still stood above the water level, thus creating about 340 man-made islands. The rainforest that cradles the area furnishes the lake with an incredible assortment of flora and fauna and wild life.

These include rare ferns, exotic orchids, hornbills, elephants, and panthers. It is also home to more than 8,000 species of flowers, 2,500 species of plants and trees, 800 species of orchids, 300 species of fungus, 370 species of birds and 300 species of fresh water fish. A popular retreat for nature lovers, the lake is also an anglers haven and home to hundreds of species of freshwater fish like Baung, Toman, Kelisa, Lampam and Kelah. Some of the recreational activities at Kenyir Lake include fishing, house boating, canoeing, jungle trekking, golfing, kayaking, camping, 4WD driving, caving and more.

Accommodation varies from a 3-star resort, chalets and floating resorts or houseboats. These houseboats travel to waterfalls and fishing sites. Tasik Kenyir is also a gateway to Taman Negara through Tanjung Mentong.

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