Located in the interior of Terengganu and spanning over 209, 199 hectares, Tasik Kenyir is the largest man-made lake in South East Asia. Sharing its border with Kelantan in the west and Pahang in the south, this immense lake also serves as another gateway to Taman Negara.
With about 340 islands which were once hilltops and highlands, more than 14 waterfalls, numerous rapids and rivers, Tasik Kenyir is also home to numerous species of freshwater fish and exotic wildlife. Rich with numerous types of flora and fauna, its vast boundary leads to endless discoveries and adventures. Its picturesque landscape of natural grandeur and tranquil serenity transforms Tasik Kenyir into a perfect getaway for city dwellers. A paradise where nature is at its very best, Tasik Kenyir is the perfect place for an adventure holiday.
The Kenyir Lake, with a generating capacity of 400MW hydro electric power, is the biggest man-made lake in South-East Asia. With a catchment area of more 36,900ha, it is bigger -than Kuala Lumpur and Singapore combined. Able to store 13,600 million cubic metres of water, the lake in Terengganu is one of the country's top eco-aqua tourism spots. lt 'also serves as a natural flood control system in the state and contributes to the socio-economic development of the area by generating jobs for the locals.
Completed in 1991, the Gawi Jetty serves as the main gateway to Tasik Kenyir. Here, transfers by boat can be made available to the resorts, chalets and lodges located at various parts of the lake. With the current and growing influx of tourist to Tasik Kenyir, plans are a foot for another gateway, the nearby Pengkalan Utama, which will be equipped with bigger and better facilities.
Gawi is also the nearest access point to the National Park. Should you decide to head for the park, please remember to obtain a permit from the Wildlife Department Office at Kuala Berang or at the entrance point to the National Park at Tanjung Mentong, Tasik Kenyir.
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Fishes at Tasik Kenyir (Kenyir Lake)
Kenyir Lake Waterfalls
Herbas Park at Lake Kenyir
Kenyir Lake Location map