Pedu Lake or Ampangan Pedu as known locally,
is located in the state of Kedah, Malaysia. It lies at latitude
6 degrees 15 minutes, longitude 100 degrees 46 minutes at
the height of 59.0 meters above mean sea level. The lake
has the characteristics of a sea with both low tide and
high tide. At maximum water level, the lake is 97.5m deep
(320 feet).This man-made lake, is 75 sq km in area, is surrounded
by primary tropical rainforests. It is part of the catchment
area for the Pedu Dam in which water is stored to irrigate
the padi fields on the plains of Kedah.
Located 90km from the state capital Alor Setar and served
by good roads, it is easily accessible.
Pedu Lake, located in the midst of the dense rainforest
of Gunung Fakir Terbang and surrounded by an undulating
terrain, this magnificent lake offers a serenity that is
unmatched, a landscape that is beautiful beyond words, and
a refreshingly cool environment. With its peaceful and tranquil
environment, Pedu Lake is an ideal location for unwinding
even under the midday sun.
The lush jungle is home to a large population of wild animals,
which includes elephants, deer, wild boar, leopards, birds,
bats, flying foxes, and not forgetting the different types
of insects. The rich wildlife in Pedu Lake's jungle has
prompted the Kedah Government to designate part of Pedu
Lake and its surrounding areas as a wildlife sanctuary.
This has opened a new dimension in eco-tourism, which is
uniquely special to the Pedu Lake region. Hides and canopy
walks have also been created to enable tourists and nature
lovers to have a taste of adventure in the wilds.
Visitors should also not limit their adventures to daytime
alone. When night falls and silence descends, one can hear
the crackling calls of jungle insects, the occasional hooting
of night owls, and the strange cries of wild animals. It
is a world where the nocturnal animals dominate. Yet the
moon high above the lake and the shimmering surface of the
lake provides such peaceful and romantic feelings.
Pedu Lake has so much more to offer to us. Nature lovers
have the entire jungle at their disposal to discover the
hidden secrets of the tropical forests. Vacationers have
the beauty all to themselves. One can never tire of this
With the surrounding green tropical forests and hills casting
shadows on the lake, the waters shimmer in rich hues of
YOU must love the wilderness to really enjoy Pedu.