Tanjung Rhu

Tanjung Rhu awashed in the morning sunlight. The background are lined with Casuarina trees or 'Pokok Rhu' in Malay language.

Tanjung Rhu (Cape Rhu) is a large sand spit at the mouth of Sungai Ayer Hangat. This sand spit provides a natural barrier for the protection of the lagoon behind it. Apart from offering its excellent sandy beach, Tanjung Rhu provides several viewpoints of various natural landscapes from karstic hills and beautiful karstic islands, to a variety of lagoonal features.

Located about 20 km from Kuah town, Tanjung Rhu is renown for its long, white sandy beaches, and the iconic Ayam Island just offshore. As the name Tanjung Rhu implies, the beaches are lined with Casuarina trees or ‘Pokok Rhu’ in the Malay language.

A viewpoint from the top of Raya Mountain provides a wide vista of Tanjung Rhu and the Ayer Hangat River that flows out to the Andaman Sea.
The setting sun at Tanjung Rhu paints the sky ablazed with shades of fiery orange, red and yellow, providing a backdrop against the iconic Ayam (Rooster) Island.
Geosites location map of Kilim Geoforest Park.

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