Taman Negara in
the north-west of the island, being the only national park in Penang, is also
the smallest national park in Malaysia.
Pantai Kerachut is one of the beaches with a turtle hatchery. There is a
Registration Office when you get in, that takes visitors’ names and also gives
advice on the park.
One of the special
attractions of Pantai Kerachut is the Meromictic Lake
where is visible for only six months of the year. The lake has 2 layers of
water of different temperatures. The bottom layer of sea water is normally
warmer than the surface fresh water. The beach is a popular campsite.
Also, if you are
observant, you will notice that many tress are with tagged with name tags along
the way. You can also find the famous Eurycoma Longifolia as known as Tongkat
Ali whichi is reputed to have aphrodiasiac qualities.
there is turtle hatchery at the far end of the beach. However, please do take
care, not to disturb the turtle nesting grounds and do not light a fire. Let’s save the turtles!Note :
- Hiking duration is
1Hrs and 30mins.
- Min : 2 pax; Max : 10pax.