See the mysteries that surround the two most famous caves in Kenyir Lake, the Bewah and the Taat Caves!
Our first stop after departing from Kuala Terengganu is Pulau Herba, which is also known as Kenyir Lake Herbal Park—situated at Pulau Sah Kecil. Adorned with more than 200 types of herb species, it is especially intriguing for travellers with a green thumb as there is a myriad of plants here; many that are commonly used by the locals for therapeutic use or to cure ailments. Then, we will trek some ways to the gorgeous Lasir Waterfall where you can take a dip in the clear refreshing waters. We will also enjoy a picnic lunch and relax amid the blissful ambience and lush greeneries before heading towards the famous caves of Kenyir Lake.
We will first come upon Gua Tahi Kelawar, or better known as Bewah Cave. Like its Malay namesake, the cave is an amazing habitat for bats, with its spectacular towering limestone caverns that house a tunnelling chamber of thousands of these upside-down roosting creatures. This cave is also valued historically as well because of the discovery of the skeletons and artefacts of the Neolithic man, with many prehistoric versions of kitchen utensils, axes and tools found in this very cave.
Next, we will head towards Taat Cave, that lies in another part of Kenyir Lake. This mysterious cave got its name due to the loyal villagers who stay in the area (Taat is loyal in the Malay language. As the cave merges into the waters, it is also well known for disappearing into the water when the water levels of the lake rise. The cave walls are lined with beautiful limestones carved and engraved by Mother Nature. Known for its amazing stalactite and stalagmite formations, it is truly a sight to behold!