A beautiful part of Malaysia, Langkawi is a multilingual, multi cultural and multi- ethnic island loved by tourists from all parts of the world. The name ‘Langkawi’ is supposed to be derived from the vast presence of eagles around the island. Eagle is fondly known as ‘Lang Merah’ in Malay language. It is said that around 2000 years ago, the name of this land was ‘the land of bliss’. One visit to this place can force anyone to call it with its original name, as it is truly a land of bliss.
Here’s a list of 8 most magnificent places to visit in Langkawi.
Built as an emblem to the island of Langkawi, this 12 meter tall structure symbolizes the most found bird on the island. The place around the structure is perfect for evening strolls, leisure walks and discovering the sumptuous food of the island. Find the best of cafes, restaurants and fast food chains around the area including some really nice duty free shops. Enjoy near the beautiful mini fountains and pose at the splendid miniature bridges and terraces. Early morning hours and evening time around the sunset is perfect to visit the place. Its close proximity to the sea makes it all the more beautiful to visit.
Langkawi Sky Cab
Langkawi is known for its amazing geological formations and there’s no better way to explore its beauty besides the Langkawi sky cab. Enjoy a thrilling journey on the world’s steepest cable ride and witness the beauty of the geological formations along with the splendor of its western sea coast. The ride is of 950meters which is also the world’s longest free span on a single rope. The ride duration is of 15 blissful minutes and takes you to the top of Mount Mac Cincang. On your way you’ll witness the magnificence of waterfalls, islets and amazing Langkawi rainforests. Remember taking warm clothing with you as it gets a bit chilly on the top.
Langkawi underwater world
Langkawi is an island with numerous deep secrets. Discover them at the Langkawi underwater world. Amazing aquatic life forms that are otherwise rarely seen rule the underwater world. Witness over 500 rare species of magnificent sea creatures such as rock hopper penguins, flamingos, mandarins, harbor seals, sea horses and many more. The main highlight of the place is the walkthrough underwater tunnel of 15 meter in length that allows you to have a close view of stingrays, sharks and green turtles. You can also witness beautiful penguins playing and swimming in the water. While in Langkawi, the underwater world is a must visit.
Kilim karst Geoforest Park
Developed on the oldest limestone of Malaysia- Setul Formation, the Kilim karst Geoforest Park beckons you for its amazing landscapes, breath taking pinnacles of different sizes and shapes. Experience the awesome coastal mangrove forests and enjoy the overhanging Bogak tree, macaques and exclusive limestone formations. The mangrove forests in this park are some of the rare and unique ones in the world. This heritage site of Langkawi is recognized internationally.
Taman lagenda Langkawi
Know about the history and culture of Langkawi in a unique way by visiting Taman lagenda. A themed park that you can travel by foot or in a buggy is an open air museum of 17 vibrant sculptures of Langkawi legends depicting their heroic tales. It has beautiful princesses, giant eagles, and evil ogres as well. Being an affordable theme park to visit, it also serves as a jogging and picnic spot for the locales. This is a good place for tourists to see the locales enjoying with their family and friends. The place also boasts of 4 manmade lakes along with a narrow beach strip.
Beaches of Langkawi
Langkawi boasts of some of the most pristine beaches of Malaysia. Cool breezes and white sandy shores are the specialties of the Langkawi beaches. The top 4 public beaches of Langkawi are Pantai Cenang, Pantai Kok, Pantai Tanjhung Rhu, and Pantai Tengah. Pantai Cenang offers the amazing nightlife options around it along with many beach sport activities. It also has various accommodation choices around it. Pantai Kok boasts of clean beach and clear waters. It is surrounded by beautiful limestone hills and forests. Pantai Tanjung Rhu is often called the hidden treasure of Langkawi. Away from the crowded areas and various duty free shops, the Pantai Tanjung Rhu is for relaxation along the silver coastline of the beautiful beach. Pantai Tengah is hardly over a kilometer away from Cenang beach but is still less populated and crowded. It is also the longest beach on the island.
Telgah Tujuhu Waterfalls
One of the best natural attractions of Langkawi, the Telgah Tujuhu waterfalls is a series of 7 natural pools interconnected and fed by 7 different waterfalls of Mount Mac Cinnang. While the locals believe that it is the land of fairies, even a practical person can hardly argue with it as the place looks nothing less than magical. Amazing plant life including the Sintuk and exclusive lime plants can be witnessed while taking a dip in the water. Adventure enthusiasts can also climb the steep waterfalls up to the top to spot some hornbills, giant squirrels and macaques too.
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Imagine walking almost in the sky. This is how you are sure to feel while walking on the Langkawi sky bridge. While it may look terrifying sometimes, walking on this bridge and looking at the stunning views of the Telaja Tujuh waterfalls and Gunung Mat Cincang along with various islets of Langkawi is amazing. The breathtaking and thrilling walk can only be experienced to best describe it. Hanging at 700 meters above the sea level, the sky bridge is very sturdy and can accommodate up to 250 people on it at one time.
Langkawi has everything a traveler can dream of. From mesmerizing landscapes to thrilling sky bridges, magnificent under water world to duty free amazing shops; Langkawi promises an amazing travel experience for one and all.