No matter if you’re an underwater enthusiast, a nature lover or simply looking for a relaxed vacation around heavenly beaches and turquoise blue waters; a trip to Langkawi is never be disappointing. There are just too many interesting things to do in Langkawi and the immaculate beauty of the place is enough to captivate you for the lifetime. There are many free Langkawi attractions that you might want to see. They are the ones that create the fondest memories of your trip.
Here’s a list of the best free attractions of Langkawi
Popularly known as the Eagle Square, the Dataran square is a beautiful and definitely unmissable attractions of the Langkawi island. Iconic to the existence of the city now, the Eagle square is designed in a shape of an eagle ready to take a flight. Dataran Square is one of the most easily recognisable landmarks of the island and an impressive example of architecture and style. It is 12-metre-tall statue and is surrounded with terraces, bridges, scenic miniature fountains that makes for a perfect photo location. Come here for a relaxing morning and evening stroll and definitely for the majestic views of the ferries coming and leaving the harbour.
Lagenda park literally means the park of the legends. With over 20 hectares of beautiful area dedicated to the myths and folklore belonging to the pre-historic era of the island, the Lagenda park becomes a must visit. With an aim to offer recreational and relaxing space for the tourists and locals, the Lagenda park was opened in the year 1996. The park entrance is through the Gondowana rock that signifies the creation of Langkawi island due to the earth movement. On the rock, there’s a huge map of Langkawi with its 99 islands. The inside of the park is beautified with 17 beautiful sculptures spread throughout the park. It is a great relaxing place for the tourists.
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
There’s no doubt that Langkawi is blessed with some of the most majestic natural beauty, and one such place to visit is the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls. Literally meaning Seven Wells Waterfalls, the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls is actually a series of seven different connected natural water pools that are fed with sparkling water from seven different waterfalls at Mount Mag Cincang. The unbelievable beauty of the flora of the place gives it a magical look. No wonder the local believe it to be the home of fairies.
Al Hana Mosque
There are a few places that have a strange yet calming positivity in the surroundings. One such place is the Al Hana mosque. The most famous mosque of the island inaugurated by honourable late prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman in the year 1959. It is a regular place for offering prayers for the Muslims every day, with Friday being the busiest day. The admission to the sacred place is free to all and it is open 24 hours a day for everyone.
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Pulau Payar Marine Park
If you’re one of those diving or snorkelling enthusiasts who can’t wait to explore the underwater world of the island of Langkawi, the Pulau Payar Marine Park is the perfect place. take a catamaran or a jetty to reach the park, almost 45 minutes from the main island to enjoy the best of underwater world of Langkawi. Spread across two nautical miles, the coral section of the park is its most sought after. Although fishing is strictly prohibited, you can enjoy the waters after taking permission from the authorities. To give the tourists every possible amenity for their relaxation, the park offers picnic tables, barbeque section, restrooms and gazebos too.
Princess Mahsuri tomb
The tragic life story of the beautiful princess Mahsuri is probably the best known and the most popular ancient story on the island. Mahsuri was falsely accused with adultery by her jealous mother in law while her husband was away in a war. In spite of pleading her innocence, the villagers tied her to a stake and murdered her by stabbing. The girl before dying cursed the island with seven generations of bad luck. Soon after her death, the island was gripped with problems, diseases, deaths and massacres.Today, however, the island survived her curse, the government has built a memorial on her tomb and a museum is also constructed that houses some of her jewellery and the weapon that killed her.
Langkawi is a treasure of beauty in every way. Situated on the west coast of Malaysia, it won’t be an exaggeration to call it the pride of the country when it comes to natural beauty and underwater life. Visit Langkawi for its serenity, immense beauty, and interesting free attractions.