10 Lake/ River/ Ponds in Malaysia that you should visit - With photos & details

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10 Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Malaysia

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Chini LakeChini Lake, 26650 Chini, Pahang, Malaysia

Chini is the second largest freshwater lake in Peninsular Malaysia and is made up of a series of 12 lakes.  The lake shores are inhabited by the Jakun branch of the Orang Asli. Tasik Chini is one of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status sites in Peninsular Malaysia, while the other is Crocker Range in East Malaysia.

Duyong IslandDuyong Island, Kedah, Malaysia

Pulau Duyong is a river island in the mouth of Terengganu River in the state of Terengganu, Malaysia. Previously, it was divided into Pulau Duyong Besar and the smaller Pulau Duyong Kecil, but sedimentation and reclamation have united it as well as changed its coastline substantially. A seaward extension has been developed into the Heritage Bay Resort which hosts the annual Monsoon Cup yacht race.

Gua TempurungPusat Pelancongan Gua Tempurung,, 31600 Gopeng, Perak, Malaysia

A popular cave among caving enthusiasts, it is one of the longest caves in Peninsula Malaysia with a length of more than 3 kilometers.

Kenyir LakeKenyir Lake, Terengganu, Malaysia

Tasik Kenyir is the largest man-made lake in Southeast Asia, spanning 260,000 hectares. It is also Malaysia's largest rock-filled hydroelectric dam. The lake is surrounded by a vast tropical jungle, the lake area is a popular spot for angling, boating, canoeing, jungle- trekking, 4WD driving and golfing.

Kerachut BeachTeluk Bahang, Tanjung Bungah, Penang, Malaysia

One of Penang's remotest beaches. Green turtles nest there from April to August, and the Olive Ridley from September to February.

Melaka River Park and CruiseJALAN GRAHA MAJU ARAS 9, GRAHA MAJU BUILDING, Bandar Hilir, 75300 Melaka, Malaysia

A nice cruise through Melaka River getting an overview of the area. You can see nice restaurants, bars and shops scatter along the river and understand the history and the significances of the buildings.

Mount OphirMount Ophir, 84900, Johor, Malaysia

According to one legend, ancient history points to the mountain being rich in gold deposits, luring traders from far away. Ophir was a biblical-era land, rich with natural resources- hence the name Mount Ophir.

Taiping Lake GardensJalan Pekeliling, Taman Tasik Taiping, 34000 Taiping, Negeri Perak, Malaysia

Taiping Lake Garden is one of the oldest gardens in Malaysia. This 62 hectares of park is also known as Taman Tasik Taiping in the Malay language.

Taman Tasik TitiwangsaTasik, Titiwangsa, 53200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Titiwangsa Lake Gardens is a lake garden in Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The gardens feature a huge central lake that was a byproduct of tin mining activities under British Rule. Later on, the area was cleaned up and developed into a park. This garden has facilities such as jogging track, cycling track, kayaking, horse riding facility, radio control car racing track, etc.

Temenggor LakeTemenggor Lake, 33300, Perak, Malaysia

It is the second largest lake in Peninsula Malaysia after Kenyir Lake in Terengganu. This man-made lake is located south of 1,533 m high Ulu Titi Basah peak. It was created after the construction of Temenggor Dam to generate electric power.