LAKE OF THE PREGNANT MAIDEN or Tasik Dayang Bunting, with its uniquely-coined name, is sure to enthrall you with its beautiful surroundings and mysterious past. The name of Langkawi’s largest freshwater lake is attributed to the legend of a lovely fairy princess who married an earthly prince. Her first child died shortly after birth. She was so sad and depressed that she buried the child in the crystal clear waters of the lake.
Before she returned to her celestial abode, she blessed the waters so that any childless maiden who bathed in the lake would conceive thereafter. To reach the lake one has to get to the Island of the Pregnant Maiden first and then take a short walk through the forest reserve.