Calm and beautiful the serenity of Lake Chini belies the many secrets that it holds and hides. Indeed, Lake Chini and its surroundings are shrouded legends, some of which dates back to the 14th century. A legends has it that the monsters of the lake guard a submerged ancient Khmer City.
One of the more famous tales about Lake Chini is of a magical dragon, which lives in the lake. It is said to be the guardian of an ancient lost city of gold, which lies in the lake. This local “dragon monster” has allegedly been sighted many times over the year by villagers who live beside the lake, but to date, no scientific evidence has been found to prove the existence, thus remaining a mystery possibly for years to come.
Lying majestically among 12,000 acres of lush tropical wildness is Lake Chini. Malaysia’s second largest natural lake. Located in the wilds, it’s a great place to unwind. Lake Chini is made up of a series of 12 freshwater lakes covering a large area of 12,000 hectares of Natural Forest.
Lake Chini is also endowed with a rich bio-diversified lush tropical wilderness that is home to 138 species of flora, 300 species of non aquatic live and 144 species of fresh water fish.
Between August and September, the lake is transformed into a floating garden with thousands of white and pink lotus flower covering the surface.
Fishing is a popular activity at the lake and the best time to go angling is between November and January when the monsoon increases the size of the lake.
Kuantan – Chini
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Chini – Kuantan
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