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20 Best Places to visit in Langkawi

 
  • 01Langkawi Cable Car

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    Enjoy one of the major attractions of Langkawi Island that is popularly known as Lagkawi Cable Car or Sky Cab. Take a ride on the top of Mount Chinchang and relish the breathtaking views around. Also, take pleasure of the Oriental Village shopping zone built against the mountain backdrop around a beautiful lake. After reaching the Oriental Village, one can have a bird’s eye view of Mount Mat Chinchang Hill by cable car and ascend Langkawi. Rejoice the cool and gentle breeze of the highlands and then shop at the village along with savouring different cuisines for lunch at various outlets.
     

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     Highlights: It is only 30 minutes away from Kuah town and 15 minutes drive from the Langkawi International Airport. It is located north of Telaga Harbour, Pantai Kok and north-west of the Langkawi International  Airport. Departs from a few selected Langkawi hotels at 9am and returns to original point.
  • 02Langkawi Sky Bridge

    Hold your breath because Langkawi Sky Bridge is the longest (410 feet) free span bridge in the world, suspended from an altitude of 82 meter by a single Pylon and is 2, 300 feet above the ground. Unlike any other straight bridge, the sky bridge is curved so as to give the tourists a better and more spectacular perspective of the view below - a total blood thumping expedition. The bridge was first constructed in the ground and was then lifted by air through helicopters to its final pylon.



     Highlight: View of unclaimed and unexplored parts of the island, the tropical jungles and the pristine mountain Mat Cincang. Yes, it is definitely a photographer’s delight. To reach the skybridge you will have to board a cable car from the cliff. On the way to the top, you will witness the second largest peak, Telaga Tuluj.

     Location: Ascent from Oriental Village near Pantai Kok

     Price: RM 5.00 for adults and RM 3.00 for children
  • 03Underwater 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
  • 04Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls

    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)
  • 05SKYTREX ADVENTURE

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    This is one of a kind life time experience accessible only at Langkawi, Malaysia. It is a forest adventure set in the Malaysian rainforest of the Mount Gunung Mat Cinang. SkyTrex is an aerial quest where you get to cross from tree to tree through swings, glides, slides, ropes and other quirky aerial obstacles to reach your destination. It not only is a tremendous physical activity but also is an awesome way to engage in some exciting fun.

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    Highlights: Different adrenalin pumping circuit activities such as island adventure, treasure hunting, little legend adventure etc set in various parks of this adventure land. There are three parks enclosed here; Langkawi, Melaka and Shah Alam. The management is planning furthermore to launch more new thrilling sports in the future. Now, you can also book your tickets well in advance.

     Difficulty level: Beginners to Expert games

     Price: Starts at RM 45

     Location: Jalan Teluk Yu, Kampung Kok

     Time: 9 am to 6 pm
  • 06Natural Salt Water Jacuzzi, Air Hangat Village

    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.

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    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)
  • 07Pulau 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.

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    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
  • 08Mangrove Safari

    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.

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     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.
  • 09Dataran 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.


  • 10Gunung Raya

    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.

  • 11Langkawi 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.

  • 12Langkawi 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.

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    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.


  • 13Taman 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

  • 14Kilim 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.

  • 15Temurun Waterfall

    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.

  • 16Ayer 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.

  • 17Mahsuri Tomb and Museum

    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

  • 18Pantai Cenang Beach

    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

  • 19Tanjung Rhu Beach

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    Tanjung Rhu Beach has one of the Langkawi’s best shorelines. Water at this beach is just as clear as crystal and the sand is powder-fine. The entire area is secluded and the atmosphere here is silent and peaceful.

    Highlights: The Tanjung Rhu Beach is bordered by the limestone crags making it gorgeously breathtaking. It might be very hot in some of the areas of Langkawi however the air around this beach is clean, cool and crisp. There are some roadside stalls here that sell Langkawi’s local favourite, mee gulung. The place has really clean roads around.

    Location: The Tanjung Rhu Beach is situated just beyond the Pantai Pasir Hitam. Driving past the beach you’ll come across a dense corridor of jungle.

    Best Time: The Tanjung Rhu Beach is open daily so one can visit the beach at any time of the month.

  • 20Rebak 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.