Tempat Menarik Di Lumut

Daerah Manjung telah menjadi destinasi utama pelancong ke Negeri  Perak di mana Pulau Pangkor dan Teluk Batik telah menjadi tumpuan utama pelancong-pelancong dari dalam dan luar negeri. Visi pembangunan sektor pelancongan ialah menjadikan sektor pelancongan
sebagai penyumbang utama kepada pembangunan Daerah Manjung.
Daerah Manjung memang terkenal dengan tempat rekreasinya disebabkan lokasinya yang terdapat di kawasan peranginan umpamanya Teluk Batik, Teluk Rubiah, Pulau Pangkor dan lain-lain lagi. Terdapat tiga padang golf utama di Daerah Manjung iaitu Kelab  Golf Samudera (9 lubang), Damai Laut Golf & Country Club , Lumut (18 lubang) dan Kelab  Golf Teluk Rubiah (18 lubang). Pulau  Sembilan adalah satu destinasi pelancongan bagi tujuan memancing.
Sukan air atau "water sport" merupakan rekreasi yang utama di kawasan laut. Terdapat dua Yacht Club yang sedang beroperasi di Daerah Manjung iaitu di Lumut. Kelab-kelab tersebut adalah Perak Yacht Club dan Samudera Yacht Club.
Pantai, laut, pulau, hasil laut, tempat bersejarah, hutan bakau, hutan bukit dan kemudahan- kemudahan rekreasi adalah merupakan produk-produk pelancongan yang menjadi daya tarikan utama pelancong-pelancong tempatan mahupun luar negeri untuk datang ke Daerah Manjung yang indah ini. Diantara tempat-tempat menarik di daerah Manjung adalah seperti berikut:-
Teluk Batik (pantai)
Teluk Rubiah (pantai, golf, sejarah)
Taman Esplaned, Lumut (rekreasi)
Pasir Panjang, Segari (pantai, pusat pembiakan penyu, memancing)
Teluk Senangin (pantai)
Pasir Bogak (pantai)
Teluk Nipah (pantai)
Pantai Puteri Dewi (pantai, resort)
Pangkor village (pantai)
Kota Belanda Pangkor (sejarah)
Batu Bersurat (sejarah)
Pangkor Laut (resort)
Pulau Sembilan (pulau, memancing, menyelam)
Teluk Segadas Pangkor
Jambatan Gantung (rekreasi)
Damai Laut Resort
Restoran Terapong Teluk Gedong (makanan laut)
Kg.Bharu (sukan air)
Kg. Teluk (pertanian)
Lata Ulu Licin Beruas (air terjun)
Muzium Beruas (bahan sejarah)
Bukit yang tertinggi di Daerah Manjung ialah Bukit Engku Busu di Lumut dan Bukit Pangkor di Pulau Pangkor. Kedua-dua bukit ini adalah merupakan kawasan rekreasi yang popular kepada pelawat atau pelancong yang berjiwa "adventurous" disamping aktiviti "jungle-tracking". Beberapa kawasan untuk beritirehat juga telah dibangunkan.

Located at the West coast of Perak, Teluk Batik is the most popular beach in Lumut – the major entrance to Pulau Pangkor. Teluk Batik is only 6km away from Lumut town. It’s one of the main preference of getaway for local since it’s accessible by car if compare to Pulau Pangkor where you need another 15 minutes ferry ride. Teluk Batik will be seen crowded during weekend and public holidays. Picnic, swimming and water sports are the regular activities at Teluk Batik.

Pulau Pangkor (Pangkor Island), one of the most popular holiday destination in Perak, welcomes visitors with its serene golden beaches, crystalline blue waters and cool refreshing breeze. Located off the shores of Lumut town, about 90km southwest of Ipoh, this island definitely makes an ideal gateway. Modern facilities and a wide range of sun and sea activities such as scuba diving, windsurfing, fishing, and snorkelling are available.
The name Pangkor actually originates from the Thai word 'Pang Ko' meaning 'Beautiful Island'. This is a very apt description for this island in the sun. The people of Pangkor are mostly fishermen (who catch mainly cuttlefish and anchovy) and local traders who live in a chain of villages that thread along the eastern shores facing the mainland.
Spread along the 7-km stretch of coastline are the quiet Malay kampungs (villages) of Teluk Dalam, Sungai Pinang Kechil, Kampung Masjid, Teluk Kechil and Teluk Gedung.

Other notable sites in Pangkor Island are:

Pangkor Batu Bersurat
Batu Bersurat literally means 'the Stone of Inscriptions'. Carved on this particular huge bolder are sketches of a tiger carrying a child, two round-shaped leaves along with the letters,'If Carlo 1743' and 'VOC,' an acronym for the Dutch East India Company .
The sketches were believed to be the work of grieving soldiers in memory of a Dutch dignitary's son who went missing whilst playing near the stone in 1743, during the reign of Sultan Muzaffar Syah III (1728-1756). One version of the tale was that some of the Malays and Bugis, who disliked the Dutch for ill treating the locals, kidnapped and killed the boy.
Another version claimed that a tiger ate the boy. From that day, the rock came to be known as the `Batu Bersurat` or `The Rock of Inscriptions'. The rock measures about 10.7m long and 4.6m wide and stands 4.3m tall.

Dutch Fort, Pulau Pangkor
Located at Teluk Gedung village, south of Pulau Pangkor,  the 330-year-old stone foundation of a Dutch Fort built in 1670 remains one of the Dutch strongholds against pirates and local Malays. Actually, during the Dutch occupation in the 17th century, tin supplies from Pangkor and the mainland were stored  in this fort.
As time passed by, the locals who were unhappy with the treatment of the Dutch destroyed the fort sometime in 1690. This is not the end because the Dutch then returned in full force to rebuild the fort. Following that 60 soldiers were commissioned to protect the fort until 1743, when it was finally abandoned after a local warrior, Panglima Kulub, and his followers attacked it.
Later in 1973, the National Museum undertook its reconstruction to restore as much as possible the remains of the fort and retain its historical significance and heritage.

Pangkor Laut
A privately owned island, Pangkor Laut is the second largest of the nine islands that make up Pulau Pangkor. Pangkor Laut mirrors the dream of a tropical paradise with white beaches and crystal clear waters.  An exclusive luxurious resort named after the island stands on the eastern side of the island.  Part of the resort is nestled within the lush hillside while part extends over the water.
The outstandingly beautiful Emerald Bay lies on the western side of the island.  The name is probably derived from its emerald-green water, and combined with the soft, white sand that covers the stretch of beach and the green vegetation that form the backdrop, it's no surprise this beach is regarded the finest beach in Perak.

Pantai Pasir Bogak
Pantai Pasir Bogak (Pasir Bogak Beach), located south west of Pangkor Island, is the most popular beach on Pangkor Island. It has been described as 'the biggest swimming pool in the world'. The water is shallow and crystal clear, offering endless hours of fun and frolic in the sun-kissed sea along the vast coral reef.
The two-kilometre crescent-shaped beach offers a host of facilities such as sailing, fishing, snorkelling and wind surfing (available at Sea View and Beach Hotels), making Pasir Bogak Beach a popular recreation spot for the locals and tourists alike.
Thronging the beach are open-air stalls offering local delicacies such as barbecued squids, satay (grilled meat on sticks) and fish crisps.  Accommodation is easily available, ranging from luxury hotels, chalets to the more Spartan comforts of 'attap' huts and camping sites.

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