Main Attractions and Sights of Langkawi

Pulau Marine Park lies just 30 kilometers southeast of Langkawi, on the West Coast region of Peninsular Malaysia. This well-preserved marine park is composed of jade green islands untouched by humans with Pulau Payar being the largest of these islands.

Here you can head off to sea on a floating platform where you can step into the underwater observation chamber to get close to the teeming marine life without getting wet. For scuba divers, the marine park has one of the best diving spots in the world. But because visibility varies throughout the year, it is best first to check with your diving operator. There is no accommodation within the marine park. But visitors have never saw this as an issue because it is just an hour’s boat ride from Langkawi.

Datan Lang
Also called Eagle Square, Dataran Lang is the most prominent landmark when traveling to Langkawi and the first thing to greet visitors arriving in ferries.

Taman Buaya Langkawi
Taman Buaya Langkawi is a crocodile farm located in the town of Kubang Badak. It is home to about one thousand various species of crocodiles native to Malaysia and found in other countries.

Langkawi Bird Paradise
A paradise within paradise! This park was designed in order to mimic the natural habitats of thousands of various species of birds.

Kuah Mall
While this is not the largest mall in Langkawi that offers a large range of retail stores and a supermarket, it does have an international ATM machine where you can withdraw from your own banks back at home.

The Langkawi Sky Bridge near the peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang, accessible by the Langkawi Cable Car, is a pedestrian bridge 700 metres above sea level, rising above the rainforest canopy. It is a curved cable-stayed bridge and offers a magnificent view all around. TelagaTujuh Waterfalls (Seven Wells) are located close by. Their name originates from the fact that there are seven natural pools near them. To bathe in the pools, however, one has to climb a lot of steps. An Asian-themed Oriental Village is nearby. It features jugglers, a snake charmer, traditional music, restaurants, palmistry, kite flying demonstrations, silat demonstrations and elephant rides.

At 881 metres above sea level, the peak of Gunung Raya is the highest place on the island and one can get an excellent 360 degree view. One can have snacks, meals or drinks at the resort hotel at the top.

The three parks in Langkawi Geopark – Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, Machincang Cambrian Geoforest Park and Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park – showcase an amazing biodiversity. No trip to Langkawi is ever complete, without visiting at least some part of Langkawi Geopark. The Kilim Karst Geoforest Park has three river estuaries within it; the wildlife visible here includes monitor lizards, hairy nosed sea otters, macaque monkeys and brown winged kingfishers. The mangroves have several limestone caves. Pirate Lagoon nearby is one of the most beautiful spots in Langkawi and consists of a cave leading from its sea-facing entrance to a hidden lagoon with gigantic limestone ridges.

Crocodile Adventureland with over a thousand crocodiles and alligators is the place to go if you want to confront your reptilian fears. Attractions include hourly feedings, human vs. reptile boxing matches and croc-drawn rickshaws.

The secluded northeastern islands (as opposed to the tourist-infested southern islands) offer great peace and natural beauty. Sand Spit Beach on Langgun Island and the bay on the adjacent Dendang Island (frequented by yacht tour operators) are worth a visit.

Some of Langkawi’s beaches includePantaiCenang (the most popular one, with several restaurants and bars and a great place to watch the sunset), Pantai Tengah (which has family resorts), Pantai Kok (more isolated) and the northernmost TanjungRhu (with limestone caves and mangroves).

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