The Kenyir lake lies in the Malaysian state of Terengganu, about 50km from the east coast of peninsular Malaysia. It's an artificial lake, formed in 1988 when the Kenyir river was dammed. With an area of 260 km² and 340 islands it's one of the largest lakes in southeast Asia. The lake is surrounded by tropical rainforest and borders the Taman Negara national park in the south.
It is possible to do tours on the Kenyir lake, either by chartering a boat for a few hours or by renting a large houseboat. A number of tourist attractions have been set up near the main access point along the eastern coast: an elephant conservation village, a water park, a botanical garden and a butterfly park. Around the Kenyir lake there are also 14 waterfalls.
How to get to the Kenyir lake
The easiest way to reach the Kenyir lake is by car. The lake is 55km from Kuala Terengganu. The road continues to Gua Musang.
There is not much accomodation directly on the lake, although a resort is under construction on Pulau Poh island. The closest city with more accomodation choice is Kuala Berang.