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Deep in the heart of Terengganu lies Kenyir Lake, the largest man-made lake in Southeast Asia. There are 340 islands, which were once hilltops and highlands. A naturalist's dream, the lake has more than 14 waterfalls with many rapids and rivers, and is home to numerous species of freshwater fish and wildlife, amidst lush tropical jungle. There is a submerged cave Tok Bidan Cave - where archaeologists and historians have uncovered artefacts such as kitchen utensils, axes and tools dating back to the Neolithic era.
Kenyir Lake - Located approximately 55 km from Kuaia Terengganu, the Kenyir Lake is reputed to be one of the largest and most fascinating man-made lake in the world. Covering an area of 369 sq km, it is also Malaysia's largest rock-filled hydroelectric dam. When the area was inundated by water, most of the hills were above the water level, thus creating about 340 man-made islands. Surrounded by a lush tropical jungle, the Kenyir Lake is a popular and ideal retreat for nature lovers, anglers, photo enthusiasts and fun seekers.

Some of the activities which could be carried out here are fishing, swimming, canoeing, boating and jungle trekking. Due to the cleanliness of the lake and abundance of food supply, the Kenyir Lake has a wide variety of fresh water fish such as Baung, Toman, Kelisa and Lampam. Accommodation such as houseboats, floating chalets and lakeside resorts are also available to visitors.
Hills - Apart from picnicking, the hilly regions of the lake bring visitors to a world of untouched, virgin jungles that are estimated to be millions of years old. Research scientists, nature lovers, adventurers, and keen photographers will find Kenyir a promising world of discovery. The highest altitude in Kenyir Lake is Mount Chergau. Other peaks include the Bongsu, Tembat, Raung, Kachang, Gagau, and Gajah Terom. The mountainous tropical rain forest offers tremendous Eco-tourism potential. Hence, to ensure that it is well preserved, facilities such as ranger stations, base camps, and hiking trails are in the process of development. Should visitors choose to venture into these hilly regions, it is advisable to consult the relevant authorities.
Caves - Two limestone hills that abound with mysteries and legends are Bewah and Taat. Although occasionally covered by spooky mists, these hills provide some of the most spectacular sights in Tasik Kenyir. Taat has three caves with the lowest entrance, Tok Bidan Cave, now submerged underwater. Archeologists and historians have uncovered artifacts such as kitchen utensils, axes, and tools that date back to the Neolithic era. Taat Caves can be explored through two visible entrances while the nearby Bewah Cave has only one entrance. Inside, these caves offer extraordinary sights of stalactites and stalagmites. Authorities are planning to conduct further excavations to unravel the mysteries and secrets of the caves.
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