A backpacker's guide to Malaysia



Pahang


Tasik Chini

Near the Pahang River in the state of Pahang, about 100 kilometres from the city of Kuantan is a lake that is believed to be the site of a sunken ancient Khmer city. The indigenous Orang Asli tribes still live here and you can trek through the jungle and visit their villages, camp out or explore the river on a boat. There are bird watching trails many species of fish here, as well as wildlife that include endangered species like tapir, mouse deer and the elusive clouded leopard. If you visit between the months June to September, the lake is covered with beautiful pink and white lotus flowers.

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