Dayang Bunting Lake

A lake of legends, myths and health benefits. Surrounded by untouched nature, a positively reinvigorating venue for the mind, body and sou

Tasik Dayang Bunting is an alkaline rich lake hidden in a lush hilly enclave. To access the lake, one must make a short trek up the hillside footpath before seeing glimpses of the lake between trees on the other side. The name Tasik Dayang Bunting comes from a legend of a pregnant mythical princess, who after losing her child at birth, blessed the lake to help all childless women conceive after bathing in its water.

Scientists have a more practical explanation and although no confirmation of benefits to those wanting to conceive but because the lake has such a high alkaline content, having a dip in the pool does benefit the overall health.

Tasik Dayang Bunting is a unique island that was created by nature over time. Hundreds of thousands of years ago, the lake was actually a giant limestone rich cave. When it collapsed, it created a crater that began to collect rainwater and over time, it became a lake surrounded by the sea.

Much of the island itself is still uncharted and many myths, stories and legends have come about, including that of the white and bronze crocodiles. The landscape of Tasik Dayang Bunting is unique and if you are up for it, follow the bridge path by the lakeside to a lookout-point where you can stand and see the alkaline rich waters of the lake on one side and the beautiful Andaman Sea on the other.

Tasik Dayang Bunting is managed by Lada Eco Tourism group which includes Ayer Hangat Village, The Gemalai Village, Gemalai Restaurant, GeoPark Hotel, GeoPark Inn and Restoran 1 Malaysia.

Notes to visitors:

  1. Pathways are slippery on rainy days, please watch your steps
  2. Slopes are steep, children, elders and physically impaired may not be able to make their way to the lake
  3. There are a lot of monkeys along the path, please be aware of your belongings as they like shiny things and food. This is also the reason we do not place garbage cans along the path, so please carry a bag for your rubbish and place them at the bins as you exit TDB
  4. There are a few food stalls at the entrance for a quick bite and for drinks
  5. Please ensure your children does not run around on the platforms by the lake, the water is rich in alkaline and therefore difficult to swim in and can tire out even the best swimmers quickly
  6. Always have your life jacket on if you plan on going in the water
  7. Enjoy the sights and ask the guides about the story of the white and bronze crocodiles
  8. Don’t forget the insect repellent and sunblock!

For reservations and enquiries:

Lada Eco Tourism Sdn Bhd
Lot 69, Tingkat 1, Kompleks Pekan Rabu,
Kuah, 07000 Langkawi
Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia
Tel: +6 04 966 3491
Fax: +6 04 966 5758

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