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Best Places to Visit in Langkawi of 2017

  • 01 Gunung Gagau

    Gunung Gagau
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    Gunung Gagau is located at the borders of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan states Malaysia. Standing tall at a height of 4513feet, Gagau presents a reasonably good opportunity for hiking enthusiasts.

    Highlights – Excellent species of medicinal flora found here in plenty. It is one of the most humid areas in Malaysia.

    Facts – Trekking trails on Mount Gagau are quite straightforward and simple when compared to the adjacent peak of Mount Tahan. It takes only one day for the two-way trekking trip from Camp Gagau to Gunung Gagau. One can enjoy the rich flora and fauna at the Taman Negara National Park while coming here. Currently the area is closed for tourists to enable better wildlife preservation. Only the local Batik tribal community people are allowed in this mountain area.

    Timings – March to September, where you can visit the nearby areas in this mountain and enjoy boat rides.

    Fee – Not applicable, as tourists are not allowed currently.



  • 02 Gunung Gayong

    Gunung Gayong
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    Gunung Gayong is part of the Titiwatsa Mountain Range. It stands at a mighty 7129feet above sea level, making it the 4th tallest peak in Peninsular Malaysia.

    Highlights – It is always visited along with yet another peak of Titiwatsa, Mount Korbu, which is the 2nd tallest peak in Peninsular Malaysia at a height of 7162feet. Only professional mountain hikers can visit these peaks as it takes around 4 to 5 days to make a return trip here. Completing this trip is considered to be rare, as it is replete with many challenging hurdles.

    Facts – Kinta Dam and Blue Valley Dam are two points through which you can start hiking to these peaks. One can get lost easily here as there are no clear marks. Hence, using the services of a professional guide becomes mandatory.

    Timings – Late January to March.

    Fee – Permit required if hiking is done from Kinta Dam. Total fee for two peaks – RM205 at the maximum per person



  • 03 Gunung Tahan

    Gunung Tahan
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    Gunung Tahan or Mount Tahan is located inside the Taman Negara National Forest and is a visual delight for locals and foreign tourists. At a height of 2187m, this is easily the tallest peak in Peninsular Malaysia. It requires a lot of physical endurance to scale this peak.

    Highlights – One of the most challenging and tough trekking trails in the world, Only suitable for experts in mountain hiking.

    Facts – There are 3 tough trekking trails here .They are – a) Sungai Relau to Gunung Tahan and back to Sungai Relau b) Sungai Relau to Gunung Tahan and to Kuala Tahan c)Kuala Tahan to Gunung Tahan and back to Sungai Relau. As trekking trails are quite arduous, people coming here for hiking should furnish relevant medical and fitness certificates.

    Timings – June to September.

    Fee – RM100 towards permit charges



  • 04 Gunung Nuang

    Gunung Nuang
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    At a height of 4898feet, Gunung Nuang is located in Selangor and is considered to be one of the tallest peaks in this area. It is quite smaller than most of the Malaysian mountains, which is why it is ranked 86th in the overall list of tall peaks here.

    Highlights - The trekking trails in Gunung Nuang are quite stressful and tedious; therefore prior experience in mountain hiking is mandatory when people come here.



    Fact – The trail starts from Pangsoon village at a height of 200m above sea level and the trails are accompanied by dense forests and river crossings. One has to then cross the tough terrains of Camp Lolo and Camp Pengasih to finally reach the peak. It takes around 5 to 6 hours to get to the top and about 4 hours downhill.

    Timings – All through the year.

    Fee – RM1 towards registration at the jungle forest.




  • 05 Black Sand Beach

    Black Sand Beach
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    Black Sand Beach is also known as the Pantai Pasir Hitam. In Malay, Pantai stands for beach, Pasir means the sand and Hitam stands for black, hence the name. There are several stories explaining the blackness of the sand. Swimming or sunbathing is not recommended here.

    Highlights: The beach has small stalls and shops that are run by the local women. These women sell the local dress materials, clothes and accessories. Ideal for fishing, the beach was popular as a fishing village.

    Location: Located on the Jalan Teluk Yu road the Black Sand Beach is present on the northern shoreline of Langkawi. About 20kms from Kuah Town it is situated in close proximity to the Shark Bay Beach.

    Price: Entry is free

    Best Time: Open 24 hours, Black Sand Beach can be visited at any hour of the day. Take note that the stalls and the shops here usually close by sunset.



  • 06 Gunung Raya

    Gunung Raya
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    Gunung Raya is the highest mountain in Langkawi. It peaks at 881 metres in height. Said to be the dense forest reserve it is a home to huge wildlife like the leaf monkeys, flying foxes, macaque monkeys, squirrels, mountain hawk eagles, white bellied sea eagles, and great hornbills.

    Highlights: The locals believe that the mountain Gunung Raya is a cursed form of the giant known as the Mat Raya who resided in this island.

    What to see?: In order to reach the top of Gunung Raya one has to go past the 30 minute long scenic drive. This ride will have several lookout points along the way. The peak of the mountain is a humongous granite formation that brings forth a spectacular view of the verdant surrounding of the Langkawi. One can even see the Andaman Sea and the neighbouring islets during the ride.

    Best Time: It is open daily but the months of November and March is said to be ideal as the skies are relatively clear with little to no rainfall.



  • 07 Gunung Lambak

    Gunung Lambak
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    If you love to go on a hiking experience, but don’t have enough time on your hands, all you have to do is to visit Gunung Lambak, situated in Kluang Town, Johar. This hill is just 510m in height, but provides you a fit & healthy ambience.

    Highlights – This hill doesn’t look like a perfect hiking spot; it looks more like a picnic spot with people coming in huge crowds especially during the weekends. Kids play merrily in the playgrounds located at the base of this hill, while adults enjoy peaceful banter amidst the sounds of various local food stalls set up here.



    Facts – It takes just around one hour to get to the peak of this hill. The place is located easily from Singapore within 2 hours.

    Timings – Period between November and March is the best.

    Fee – No admission charges and no permits are required to get to its peak.




  • 08 Gunung Belumut

    Gunung Belumut
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    At a height of 1010m, Gunung Belumut or Mount Belumut is one of the famous hiking destinations in Malaysia. Strategically located at just few hours from Singapore, many tourists come here as part of day-picnic tours to enjoy the flora and beauty of this summit.

    Highlights – The trekking trails are mostly sloping; hence people with ample mountain hiking experience should take up hiking here. Though it is not one of those easy trails, it is definitely far easier than Cameron Highlands.

    Facts – It takes around 5 hours to go up and 3 hours to come down this trip. Permits need to be obtained from Jabatan Hutan Kluang in advance for this. There are lots of places where one can sit and relax.

    Timings – December – January is the best, as the climate is cold, but pleasant.

    Fee – Permit costs RM150 per group, however big or small the group is; Hiking guide costs around RM140 for a group of 25 people maximum.



    Top Things To Do in Gunung Belumut

  • 09 Gunung Jerai

    Gunung Jerai
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    Though there are many mountains in Malaysia, Gunung Jerai stands out purely because of its mystical and mythological charm even today. Located at a height of 3854feet, this peak is also known as Kedah’s Peak.

    Highlights – At the base of the mountain, there are traces of ancient (century-old) Buddhist and Hindu temples, reverberating a sense of divinity that cannot be explained in words.

    Facts – The trekking trails of this mountain are quite dangerous. There have been various cases of missing people reported in the past. Merbok to Yan trail is the most used route by people coming here. The complete trip may take anywhere between 9 and 10 hours for experienced hikers.

    Timings – Any time during the year.

    Fee – No need to get any permit.



  • 10 Shark Bay Beach

    Shark Bay Beach
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    Shark Bay Beach is undoubtedly the most beautiful and popular beaches in the Langkawi. It gets its name, Shark Bay Beach because of the presence of few sharks made of stone. These sharks on the display at the side of the beach promenade. You’ll not get to see any real sharks here and the water is definitely very calm here. Not too long, the beach is said to be the continuation of the Black Sand Beach.

    Highlights: The beach is about 200 meters long and is ideal for swimming.

    Location: The Shark Bay Beach is situated on the road Jalan Teluk Yu. It is located opposite to the Cultural Craft Complex and is on the northern shoreline of Langkawi. Situated about 21kms from Kuah Town and 24kms from the airport, you can reach the beach via a taxi or a rental car.

    Price: No entry fee

    Best Time: Being a public beach, it is accessible 24 hours.



  • 11 Langkawi Arts in Paradise 3D Museum

    Langkawi Arts in Paradise 3D Museum
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    Langkawi Arts in Paradise 3D Museum is the largest 3D art museum in Malaysia and the second largest in the world. This museum has over 200 impressive artworks that look just lifelike when photographed.

    Location: It can be reached with a 20-minute drive from Langkawi International Airport and is situated next to the iconic Langkawi Cable Car in The Oriental Village, Burau Bay.



    Highlights: This unique attraction is a triple storey building that has an exhibition space that covers 2,000 square metres. It is divided into nine interactive zones including optical illusion, aquatic, safari, fantasy, classic, castles, landscapes, Egyptian, and Malaysian zones. The museum houses over 200 beautiful and meticulous artworks.

    Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 18:00

    Price Range: For the foreign visitors the entrance fee is RM28 for children and RM38 for adults. The locals with the MyKad identifications will have to pay RM20 for children and RM30 for adults.




    Top Things To Do in Langkawi Arts in Paradise 3D Museum

  • 12 Gunung Lang Recreational Park

    Gunung Lang Recreational Park
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    Gunung Lang Recreational Park is set amidst the breathtaking view of the limestone hills of Gunung Lang and Gunung Bilike. It is one of the most scenic spots in Ipoh. The park covers a long area of 30.35 hectares, almost half of which consists of lake. To reach the park you have to take a short boat-ride through the lake, amidst the natural beauty. The park consists of well manicured gardens, a tower which provides the landscape view of the park, gazebos, mini-zoo, campsites and children play grounds.

    Highlights:
    One of the main attractions of the Park is the artificial waterfall on top of a limestone hill.

    Location: The Park is located only 5 KM away from Ipoh town and 3.6 KM from the Ipoh railway station.

    Timing: 08:00 am - 06:30 pm

    Price: Boat ride fee is RM 3 for adults and RM 1.5 for children and senior citizens.



    Top Things To Do in Gunung Lang Recreational Park

  • 13 Pebble Beach

    Pebble Beach
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    Pebble Beach is a beach with no sand and just pebbles and rocks. You can find rocks and pebbles of just about every shape and size, hence the name, The Pebble Beach. Not too many locals or the tourists know or visit this beach. Since there is no sand, it is not ideal for swimming.

    Location: Pebble Beach is situated at the north western end of Langkawi in Datai area. Situated right opposite to the Temurun waterfalls on the north shore, you can reach the beach from the Jalan Datai (road #161). You’ll have to pass through the steep natural trail that passes through a forested area for about 50 yards to the beach and is covered by trees.

    Highlights: There is a make shift open-air restaurant called 3-Tiga that is situated on the trail that leads you down to the beach.

    Best Time: Open 24 hours a day.



  • 14 Tengkorak Beach

    Tengkorak Beach
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    Tengkorak Beach is one of the most secluded and definitely a very beautiful beach in the Langkawi. It has just about everything for the beach lovers and is a favorite of locals here. From the crystal clear waters to the soft white sands and forested trees, you get everything here.

    Location: Situated in the Datai area, the Tengkorak Beach is easily accessible from the road Jalan Datai (Rd #161) in northern Langkawi. This road will go all the way to the Datai Resort. You can easily get a taxi to help you reach the place. About 3 km from the Crocodile Farm, it is located just before Andaman Resort.

    Highlights: It is one of the few beaches in Langkawi that has shower rooms and toilets. You can also find picnic tables in the park land and there are shaded gazebos along the beach.

    Price: Entry to the beach is absolutely free

    Best Time: Being a public beach, it is open 24 hours a day.



  • 15 Mahsuri Tomb and Museum

    Mahsuri Tomb and Museum
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    Mahsuri Tomb and Museum is the crypt of the legendary Princess Mahsuri. Also known as the Makam Mahsuri, almost all the natural attractions of the museum have fables attached in true Malay style and Mahsuri’s Tomb is definitely the most famous legend here.

    Highlights: Besides the tomb there is a reconstruction of a traditional Malay house i.e. a theatre and a ‘diorama museum.’ Here you can come across some of the Mahsuri’s jewellery as well as the weapons that were used to kill her. There are also some food outlets and well at the Tomb. It is believed that this is well that blesses the people who dip their hands into it.

    Location: When you reach the town, there will be a signpost of about 10 km that will further direct you to Makam Mahsuri. It is situated about 17 km from Langkawi International Airport so you can easily reach it within 20 minutes.

    Best Time: 08:00 – 18:00



  • 16 Temurun Waterfall

    Temurun Waterfall
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    Temurun Waterfall is a three tier Waterfall which has a cumulative drop of the falls of about 200 meters. It is the tallest waterfall in Langkawi. The water stream from this waterfall streams down the northern slope of Mount Mat Cincang. Rocks of the Temurun Waterfall comprise mainly of the sandstone & shale which are all over 500 million years old.

    Highlights: If you park your car at the main road, the first tier of the waterfall is just a short distance away i.e. a tiny 5 minutes walk. This paved walk way is pretty romantic and is an ideal place for going with your loved ones.

    Location: Temurun Waterfall is located in the Datai Bay area in the north western end of the island and on the road Jalan Datai. It is situated about 42kms from Kuah Town.

    Entry: Entry is free.

    Best Time: You can visit Temurun Waterfall anytime during the day time.



  • 17 Kilim Karst Geoforest Park

    Kilim Karst Geoforest Park
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    Kilim Karst Geoforest Park spans over almost 100 square kilometers. It is a beautiful attraction for mangrove swamps, pristine beaches, and vertical karstic hills. It is ideal for jutting out towards the Andaman Sea.

    Highlights: Kilim Karst Geoforest Park has a huge variety of wildlife ranging from the otters and monitor lizards to macaques and tree crabs that carefully hide beneath the thick mangroves.

    Location: Situated along the northeast tip of Langkawi Island it is 3 kilometres northeast of Tanjung Rhu Beach and is a minor five-minute drive from the beach.

    Price Range: The most ideal way to explore this landscape is via a riverboat cruise along Kilim River. It will cost RM200 – RM500 for a boat and tour guide.

    Best Time: The Kilim Karst Geoforest Park is open daily however the migratory seasons from September to March is said to be ideal. During this time you can come across birdlife of varying species, including kingfishers, white-bellied fish eagles and kite eagles.



  • 18 Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise

    Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise
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    Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise is a five-acre park along Jalan Ayer Hangat. Initiated in 2002, this tropical garden has some 2,500 exotic birds from 150 different species like the toucans, flamingos, canaries, eagles, owls and hornbills.

    Highlights: Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise is also known as the Taman Burung Langkawi or Langkawi Wildlife Park. This 10,000 sqm complex has some 1,500 birds that fly freely here. This is known to be the first fully covered Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise is the whole of Asia. It has a 15 m manmade waterfall.

    Location: Situated about ten minutes from Kuah, it is at the foothills of Gunung Raya. This is said to be a key stopover for a number of tours of the Pulau Langkawi which is the key island here as well as the indoor park.

    Best Time: 08:30 – 18:00. It is a popular spot especially during the rainy days.



  • 19 Mangrove Safari

    Mangrove Safari
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    The Mangrove Safari of Langkawi offers some memorable experiences and sights on this safari to the Kilim Nature Park. Spread over an area of 100 sq km it features a marvelous mixture of green mangrove jungles, blue lagoons, and isolated white beaches. Cruising down the serene and winding river, you will find the wonders of the unique marine ecosystem of the park consisting of flora and fauna and other natural inhabitants like Bogak Tree, Monitor Lizards, Macaques, Tree Crabs, and Brown Eagles.



     Another scenic view is offered by adorable and unique formations of limestone rocks bulging out of the floor of the mangrove seabed and swamp. These amazing wonders of nature have been given as fascinating names as they are. These include the Hanging Gardens, Temple of Borobodur, and the Elephant Stone. Also, explore the fish farming in the open sea and the Bat Cave (Gua Kelawar). Prices are charged depending upon the hours one takes the ride.


  • 20 Datai Bay

    Datai Bay
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    Datai Langkawi houses some of the Langkawi Island’s most swanky and exquisite resorts i.e. The Datai and The Andaman. If you are staying here during your trip to Langkawi, there is no other place to visit besides this.

    Location: Located at the Datai area at the north western end of Langkawi, you can reach here via a taxi or a rental car along the road Jalan Datai (#161). From the Pantai Cenang, it is about a 45 minutes drive to reach the Datai beach.

    Highlights: True that there are not too many tourist attractions in this quarter of Langkawi Island however, you can make your way to the Ibrahim Hussein Foundation Museum and the Langkawi Crocodile Farm that are definitely in the close proximity to the Datai Bay. You can also reach these attractions from Kuah and Pantai Kok. Several European visitors can be found here who visit the beach that brings forth breathtaking views.



  • 21 Pulau Payar Marine Park

    Pulau Payar Marine Park
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    If you want to relax with your family, away from the chaos and monotonous life of the city, in a serene climate where everything is beautiful and inundated with unclaimed nature, then you should definitely consider Pulau Payar Marine Park in Langkawi. The park is a collection of smaller islands, Palau Payar being the main. What fascinates the tourists is the world which lies underwater. Lovely sea fishes, corals, and other sea animals can be observed from the marine park.



    Highlights: Enjoy the beauty of nature underwater via the undersea marine chambers; if you want to learn a new sport then there are aplenty opportunities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing, wakeboarding and lot more. Everything is taught under professional guidance. Learn Scuba Diving and other diving course with certification.

    How to reach: Palau Payar is 30 km from Langkawi Island and can be reached by Catamaran or Speed boat.

    Best Season: November to April


  • 22 Rebak Island

    Rebak Island
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    When you make your way to the Langkawi Island, you can come across a number of outlying islets. Measuring some 390 acres, Rebak Island is just a short boat ride away. It is one of the most exquisite international hotel chain, Vivanta by Taj, part of the Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces. There is nothing much to do or see on these shores besides the soaking in the surf or sunbathing. So, for those who enjoy sightseeigs, you can take the boat back to the mainland and visit the Langkawi Island’s more popular beaches including the Pantai Tengah, Pantai Kok and Pantai Cenang.

    Highlights: The Rebak Island is an incredibly calm and secluded place that makes for a perfect romantic gateway. It has an exceptionally beautiful marina and is the only fully equipped marina in the entire country.

    Best Time: Open daily so you can visit the beach anytime of the day.



  • 23 Pantai Cenang Beach

    Pantai Cenang Beach
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    Pantai Cenang Beach is said to be the busiest beach town on Langkawi Island. It has a range of cafes and restaurants, as well as souvenir shops, and duty-free outlets placed significantly along the picturesque beach strip. Ideal for the locals, expats, backpackers as well as the foreign tourists since there are a number of budget hotels, high end resorts and chalets along with magnificent views of the Andaman Sea

    Location: The beach is just a 10-minute drive from Langkawi International Airport.

    Highlights: Pantai Cenang Beach is an exceptionally popular holiday destination for families. It has some of the best kid-friendly attractions such as Underwater World Langkawi, Rice Garden Museum, and Kiki Club at Meritus Pelangi Resort & Spa. Courtesy its clear waters as well as the white sands, the beach is also a great place for sunbathing. You can also practice water sports such as jet skiing and parasailing.

    Best Time: Open daily



  • 24 Tanjung Rhu beach

    Tanjung Rhu beach
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    One of the beautiful island beaches in Langkawi, Tanjung Rhu is known for its crystal clear water and white sands. This is a delight for tourists who love to come here for a vacation with their friends and families.

    Highlights – Wildlife lovers are in for a treat as this beach can be accessed only after passing through dense forests. The flora and fauna at this place are simply exotic and rare, giving you lots of busy moments with your camera. This beach is completely secluded; therefore it offers tourists a great deal of privacy. Limestone cliffs are found in most of the places in the borders of this island. Due to its unexplored character, this beach has pollution-free air and waters, a rarity in a hot island destination like Malaysia. Do not miss boat cruises to explore the mangrove forests here.

    Location – Next to Patai Pasir Hitam, Langkawi.

    Timings – Can be visited any time during the year.

    Price – No permit fee to enter this beach.


  • 25 Cenang Beach

    Cenang Beach
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    Turquoise blue waters, white sandy beaches and a host of local and international tourists, Cenang Beach in the scenic Langkawi Island, is one of the busy beaches in Malaysia. There are lots of resorts here in various ranges to suit the travellers.

    Highlights – This is one of the upmarket beaches in Malaysia as you will find tourists from Asia and abroad in large numbers, especially during weekends and school holidays. Apt for water sports activities like swimming, parasailing, jet skiing, para-motoring, banana rides etc. To cater to the tourists, many foods stalls are put up all over the shores. While swimming, watch out for jellyfishes.

     Location - Langkawi.

    Timings – Beach can be visited all through the year.

    Price – depends on the activity of your choice.


  • 26 Pantai Kok Beach

    Pantai Kok Beach
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    Pantai Kok Beach is a home to some of the most high end and upscale resorts such as the Sheraton and Tanjung Sanctuary. Beautiful with clear waters and clean sands it is definitely a great tourist attraction. It is peaceful and calm, making it a popular spot for young couples.

    Highlights: Lined with an exquisite modern marina it is further surrounded by verdant jungle and the front of it is a beautiful bay surrounded by limestone hills. It is a home to a string of shops, restaurants and bars. Besides this, there is a post office, petrol station and a bank for your easy access. Besides this, there are several other recreational attractions such as the cable-car ride to the peak of Mat Cincang Mountain and the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls.

    Location: Situated on the western part of the island it is about 12km north of Pantai Cenang.

    Best Time: Those who enjoy quieter holiday destination, this is the place to be. Open Daily.



  • 27 Ayer Hangat Friday Night Market

    Ayer Hangat Friday Night Market is a night market organized in the Ayer Hangat every Friday night. The market usually starts in the afternoon or early evening and is extremely local. This market has a little bit of everything. So, if you wish to browse the local side of Langkawi over the touristy side, this is the place to go.

    Highlights: Food is the highlight of the place since it is exceptionally delicious. Nasi Kerabu is one of the most popular dishes here.

    Location: Ayer Hangat Friday Night Market is located in close proximity to the Tanjung Rhu Beach, on Jalan Tanjung Rhu.

    Food prices: Food is budget friendly and the street food prices prevail. The nasi kerabu will cost you about 5 MYR ($1.37)

    Best Time: The market starts at about 5 pm on Friday and goes on till late in the night.



  • 28 Taman Lagenda Langkawi

    Taman Lagenda Langkawi
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    Taman Lagenda Langkawi is an artistically beautiful landscaped folklore-themed park. Commenced in 1996, this open-air ‘garden museum’ has the Kuah waterfront as well as several colourful statues. Spread all across the park, these statues have signboards in English that presents the details of myths that are associated with every specific sculpture.

    Highlights: Taman Lagenda Langkawi is a 50-hectare compound with a total of about 17 colourful sculptures that bring forth legends including legends of heroic giants, mythical birds, evil ogres and beautiful princesses. It also has four manmade lakes and a narrow strip of beach with walking trails for the joggers.

    Location: Taman Lagenda Langkawi is situated besides the Kuah jetty and is about 400m from the jetty. It is located within the walking distance of several of the island’s duty-free stores in Kuah. Here you can get chocolates and alcohol at good bargains.

    Price Range: Free

    Best Time: Daily, 9am to 7pm



  • 29 Natural Salt Water Jacuzzi, Air Hangat Village

    Natural Salt Water Jacuzzi, Air Hangat Village
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    Ayer Hanghat Village is a multifaceted set in the north of Kuah Town. But what makes it world famous is its three tier natural salt water hot spring wells (one of the three in the world). In the past, it was just a hot salt water spring for the tourists; now the management has actually converted it into a recreational center, with Jacuzzis, fountains and small ponds filled with pumped natural spring water. There is nothing more enriching than embracing the raw nature; hence this place is must for all tourists.



    Highlights: Submerge yourself in a beautiful experience; relax and rejuvenate your mind and body in Air Hangat Village. The place also entertains the tourists with cultural shows, gift and souvenir shops, Malaysian dance and Batik painting.

    Location: Jalan Air Hanghat

    Price: Free Best Season: All year long

    Timings: 9 am to 6 pm (last entry 5 pm)


  • 30 Pantai Tengah Beach

    Pantai Tengah Beach
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    The Pantai Tengah Beach is the longest stretch of the beach in the Langkawi. Popular amoungst the young families, the beach has a few basic chalets as well as a few big all-inclusive resorts.

    Location: Pantai Tengah Beach is located just near the southern road bend of Pantai Cenang. It is believed to be the continuation of the much popular Pantai Cenang.

    Highlights: If the truth be told, there is not much of sightseeing here but that of course is a case with most of the islands here in Langkawi. Despite that, it is a great place to unwind and relax. Spas are in abundance here and you can actually find a tour operator who’ll guide you across the island. Shopping outlets may be sparse but the nightlife scene is something that speaks of the vibrancy of the place.

    Best Time: Open daily but definitely a must visit during the night hours.



  • 31 Underwater World Langkawi

    Underwater World Langkawi
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    Langkawi’s underwater world is one of the beautiful aquariums in the whole of Asia and is the largest marine freshwater aquaria in South East Asia. It was incorporated in the year 1995 and since then, it has been growing popularity. Today, it is not only referred to as a marine world entertainment, but rather, people come here as a form of education and knowledge tour.



    Highlights: There are 10 free attractions included in the aquarium for the tourists namely: The tropical forest, Freshwater, Marine life, Temperate, African penguins and more. You can also feed African Penguins, Rockopper Penguins, Furseals and Tunnel Tank in the Aquarium. The best way to get connected with nature, understand the underwater life and realize their importance in the eco system - That’s all about Langkawi Underwater World.

    Location: Zon Pantai Cenang, Langkawi

    Price: Starts from $10

    Best Season: Throughout the year

    Timings: 10 am to 6pm


  • 32 Batu Hampar Beach

    Batu Hampar Beach
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    Batu Hampar Beach is a public beach that is filled with rock formations at both the ends. You can find many trees, mangroves and coconut trees here.

    Highlights: Batu Hampar Beach does not have any public facilities like shower or toilets however, since it is exclusively used by the Sheraton hotel guests, they enjoy the access to the hotel amenities including beach chairs, towels, umbrellas and even washrooms located adjacent to the beach. Chairs and umbrellas are also found here.

    Location: Situated in the Pantai Kok area in a place known as the Teluk Nibong. Batu Hampar Beach on the western coastline of Langkawi, lies in front of the hotel Sherataon Langkawi Beach Resort.

    Price: There is no entry fee to go to this beach.

    Best Time: Batu Hampar Beach is a public beach hence you’ll find it open 24 hours of the day.



  • 33 Dataran Lang (Eagle Square)

    Dataran Lang (Eagle Square)
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    Dataran Lang that is also popular as the Eagle Square is one of the most known manmade attraction in Langkawi. It is a huge sculpture of an eagle poised to take flight. It is said to be the ideal place for those postcard-perfect holiday photos courtesy its fancy miniature fountains, terraces and bridges.

    Location:
    Dataran Lang is located besides the welcoming views of Kuah Bay in the southeast corner of Pulau Langkawi.


     
    Highlights: The sight of Eagle Square greets the visitors to the island by way of a ferry ride. It is a massive 12 meter tall statue situated on the most recognizable monument of the island. Certainly the best place to view the ferries ply across the harbor.

    Best Time: Eagle Square is open 24 hours however the best time to visit the place is certainly early in the morning or late in the evening when sun is at its best.




  • 34 Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls

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    One of the most beautiful natural formations of Langkawi, Telaga Tujuh is an awe inspiring view to observe. According to the island’s myth, the waterfall had captivated the hearts of fairies and hence they transformed it their bathing place. Therefore, it is believed that the waterfall and its springs have several healing powers and medicinal value. You can either hike up to the Gunung Mat Cinang or use a cable car to reach the place.



    Highlights: The water fall also has 7 absolutely gorgeous pools and hence the name Seven Wells Waterfalls is derived from this. There are few food jaunts for refreshments, namely ‘The loaf’, ‘Eagle Fruit juice and Snacks’ and ‘Dropstone café’. The waterfall is surrounded by frondescence of sintuk and local lime plants.

    Location: Gunung Mat Cinang

    Hours taken: 3 – 5 hours including transportation. (5 hours if you decide to take a dip)


  • Nearby Getaways from Langkawi
  • 01 Phuket

  • 02 Penang

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    Penang is an island state in Malaysia on the northwest coast of peninsula of Malaysia. It is divided into Penang island and George town. You can visit the sandy villages, fruit orchards, nearby small Malay villages, and go sightseeing tourist places on the Penang island. Monsoons in Penang are wet with thunderstorms; January and February are dry and humid. For the rest of the year the climate is mostly humid. You can visit this island during summer, if you want to experience some sun and sand. There are temples, gardens, war sites from Second World War, farms, heritage sites, beaches, adventure, outdoors, and water sports activities available at Penang and nearby places.

    You can enjoy your holidays at Penang sightseeing, snorkelling, camping, cycling, golfing, trekking in jungles, shopping at plazas and local markets, and gorging on the local ethnic food. Enjoy the mountain farms, visiting fishing villages, and the diverse and cosmopolitan culture of Penang. You will enjoy the desserts, drinks, snacks, and local cuisine of Penang that is exotic and unique compared to most of the oriental platters. This island has locals of many Asian races and ethnicities. This is one island where you can find things to do if you are looking at sightseeing, adventure, and night-life.


  • 03 Phi Phi

  • 04 Krabi

  • 05 Khao Lak

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    Khao Lak is a group of villages in Thailand. It’s popular for its beaches and other various tourist spots.  Khao Lak is a calm and quiet place with fantastic beaches. This place was completely destroyed by tsunami in 2004. It is re-growing now. There is a museum exhibiting the pictures of Khao Lak after the tsunami. The best time to visit Khao Lak is during the full moon nights as parties are organised on the beach. You will experience great scuba diving in Khao Lak. Other than this, you can do snorkelling too.  

    https://www.thrillophilia.com/places-to-visit-in-thailand The food in entire Thailand is just mouth-watering, and so is in Khao Lak. The popular restaurants in Khao Lak that you must visit to give a treat to your taste buds are Smile Khao Lak Restaurant, Pinocchio Italian Restaurant, Sun Star Siam Restaurant, Happy Beach Restaurant, etc.

    For the shopaholics, you can satisfy your shopping craves by visiting the Bang Niang Market. Also, if you are a foodie, this market offers a lot of street foods such as grilled fish and pork. You will also get motorcycles in the Bang Niang Market to explore the wonderful tourist spots in Khao Lak.

    There are a lot of hotels and resorts to stay in the Khao Lak villages such as the J.W. Marriott Khao Lak resort and Spa, Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort and Spa, the Leaf Ocean Side, etc.


  • 06 Rawai Island

  • 07 Koh Samui

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