"Penang NP- Meromictic Lake" Penang National Park Tip by travelpug

Penang National Park, Penang: 7 reviews and 11 photos

  Meromictic Lake at low tide
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  • Meromictic Lake at low tide - Penang
      Meromictic Lake at low tide
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  • Hanging bridge linking hiking trail and the beach - Penang
      Hanging bridge linking hiking trail and the beach
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This unusual lake is a unique feature in Penang National Park. It is located in Pantai Kerachut. As explained in the park brochure: 'During low tides and dry seasons, the lake becomes a field of mudflats, with hardy, terrestrial grass. During spring tides, seawater enters through a one metre wide opening to fill the lake slowly. It contains both sea water and fresh water layers which never mixes, hence the name meromictic. The cool fresh water is on the top while the warm sea water lies at the bottom.'

I went in early November, I was told it was a low tide season and water level was low. However, i still thought the lake looked beautiful. Totally worth the hike. Sorry, I forgot to taste the water of the lake :)

Address: Pantai Kerachut, Penang National Park
Directions: From Park Entrance, hike for about 1hr 30min. or hire a boat for RM120
othercontact: email: jphltnpp@tm.net.my
Phone: 604-261 3093
Website: http://www.travel-penang-malaysia.com/penang-national-park.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 14, 2007
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