Temenggor Lake

Temenggor Lake is a lake in Hulu Perak District, Perak, Malaysia. It is the second largest lake in Peninsula Malaysia. This lake is a man-made lake. It was created after the construction of Temenggor Dam to generate electric power. The lake is located at the heart of the Belum Forest. Along with the lake, there is also a man-made island called Banding Island.

This lake is a famous hot spot for fishing enthusiasts. It is home to over twenty species of freshwater fish and five species of turtles. Over three hundred avian species fly over its skies; it’s common to spot eagles catching fishes.

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Operating Hours

Daily: 24 hours (however it is advisable to go during the day and with the tour guide).


There is no entrance fee. But the boat service is charged depending on the operators.


Temenggor Lake, 33300, Perak, Malaysia.

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Hear From Others

There are many beautiful scenes of nature in this forest reserve area. The lake is pretty clean. It is like a mirror reflecting the scenes on it.


Do have full commitment to fishing over here.It simply needs to be witnessed to be experienced. By the way, Temenggor Lake also well known as the home to the giant killer fish – The “Snakehead” – Toman !!!!

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Lake Temenggor was dammed in the late 1970’s in order to generate hydroelectric power for the state. It also acts as a “natural” barrier to prevent guerrillas from escaping through the dense jungles into Thailand during the communist insurgency era. This lake has quite a colorful history for a nature destination unknown to many travelers.


Nearby Attractions

Banding Island

Banding Island is a 243-hectare man made island encircled by the Temengor Lake. It is in fact a 130 million year old rain forest before it was turned into an island when its lower area was surrounded by a man-made lake created in the late 1960.

Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve

The Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve is Peninsular Malaysia’s largest mangrove forest. It was designated as a Permanent Forest Reserve in 1906. It consists of the Bakau Minyak and Bakau Kurap species.

Royal Belum State Park

Royal Belum State Park or known as the Crowning Glory of the Peninsula is the largest state park in Peninsular Malaysia. The forest is believed to have existed since 130 million years ago, making it one of oldest rain forests in the world.

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