Rainforest, Wild Beaches… And A Weird Lake
The island of Penang, on the west coast of Malaysia, is one of the most popular destinations in the country. The city of Penang is full of historical charm and wonderful monuments; but if you are in need of some wilderness, Penang National Park is nearby!
With its beautiful wild and empty beaches and its preserved rainforest, Penang National Park is fantastic environment for a strenuous hike. You have to walk up and down mountains, in the humid tropical heat before you can reach some of these dream beaches – but it’s well worth it.
Another feature of the park – a more unusual one – is a tidal lake that is meromictic, which means that the sea water and the fresh water do not mix and remain in two separate layers! You can read more about this strange natural phenomenon here.
The meromictic lake is located next to Pantai Kerachut (Kerachut Beach), one of these dream wild beached lined with casuarina trees.
The beach at Teluk Kampi (Kampi Bay) is more remote and requires a longer hike with some steep uphill sections. But this beach remains a beautiful memory as if feels even wilder, like you are the first human to ever walk there!