My Kenyir Lake Trip…
Although it was a short trip, I found it worth visiting cause lots of new experiences were gained.
Tasik Kenyir or Kenyir Lake is an artificial lake located in Terengganu, created to generate power supply to the state and it is the largest man-made lake in Southeast Asia. And it is believed that the lake is equal to 4 Singapore. Sharing its border with Kelantan in the west and Pahang in the south, this immense lake also serves as another gateway to Taman Negara. The lake covers 260 km² and contains 340 small islands, which were once hilltops and highlands, more than 14 waterfalls, numerous rapids and rivers.
The entrance of the lake was an hour trip from Kuala Terengganu, remember to get there early so that you can get more time to explore the lake. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by lush greenery of the nature. Remember to bring your own food supplies along because there was only a small restaurant and the food will finish before evening. (Remember, the only activity that you can do here is sight-seeing, fishing and enjoying the beauty of the Mother Nature, it’s only suitable for those who really wish to get closer to the nature.)
So, how to explore the lake?
Well, there are few packages available for you to pick. And here are those:
-An hour trip, a round trip to the lake and a waterfall.
-Three-hour trip, a round trip to the lake, waterfall and herbal garden.
-A day trip including to the Taman Negara or National Park.
The prices are negotiable and depend on the season…
We took the 3-hour trip, a waterfall, herbal garden and sight seeing…
Along the boat-ride, we managed to enjoy the beauty of the lake. Our 1st destination was Soak Waterfall which is located not far from the jetty. It is not a very big waterfall, but we found that the water is very clean and clear… Once you stepped you feet in the water, you can feel the chilling sensation…
We then headed to the herbal garden. There are about 1200 types of herbs being planted on the island and the locals have been using plants to treat different kinds of illnesses for years. Visitors will be able to learn and appreciate the richness of herbal plants at Kenyir Lake Herbal Garden like edible plants (ulam), antioxidant food additives, treatment for hepatitis, high blood pressure as well as aromatic plants.
Well, as the saying goes, leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photos, these are some pictures I would like to share with you all.