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.
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