Top 10 Most Scenic Spots for Instagram in Langkawi Island

1. Cenang Beach

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Quite predictable I would say. Unless you are in the island for the solar New Year or the Chinese New Year, this is a beach which will be busy only in the weekend when the local population comes down for a easy relaxing day. It gets busier around sunset time, be there and ready for few nice photos with the archipelago in the background and the local life in the foreground.

2. Pantai Tengah Island

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Come here late in the afternoon for few shots of the local boats used for fishing or island hoping. The vegetation is extremely green and you will feel like shooting in a mountain lake. If you are lucky you will encounter also fishermen getting ready for work in the night. It’s not too far awaya from Pantai Cenang, however you will need a scooter or a bike to come here

3. Langkawi Sky Bridge

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Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 125 metre-long curved pedestrian bridge that offers an exhilarating (and sometimes terrifying) view of the verdant Gunung Mat Cincang, Telaja Tujuh waterfalls, and several islets surrounding Langkawi. Set 700 metres above sea level, it is only accessible via the final station of the Langkawi Cable Car ride, which is priced at RM35 for adults and RM25 for children (two to 12 years old). This sturdy bridge can accommodate up to 250 people at a time, and is fitted with double steel railings, an enclosed wire mesh, and two triangular platforms where you can relax and enjoy the cool breeze.

4. Dayang Bunting lake

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This is an extremely popular destination for tourists. It is situated in the Palau Dayang. The unusual thing is that almost everyone stops at the start of the lake, where the man made swimming pools are. Take a walk around the lake and experience the beauty of this area.

5. Dataran Lang (Eagle Square)

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Dataran Lang, also known as Eagle Square, is a striking 12 metre-tall sculpture of an eagle poised to take flight is displayed atop an elevated platform. Set in Kuah, this prominent landmark is just a five-minute walk from Kuah Jetty, Jetty Point Mall, Taman Lagenda Dalam Langkawi, as well as numerous restaurants and duty-free shops. Dataran Lang also houses beautiful miniature fountains, terraces and bridges, while its close proximity to the sea makes it a popular spot for watching ferries ply across the harbour in the evening.

6. Langkawi Cable Car

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Langkawi Cable Car takes visitors on a vertiginous 15-minute ride to the top of mount Mat Cincang, offering breath-taking views of Langkawi’s rainforests, islets, and waterfalls. The journey starts out at the Oriental Village where you’ll pass several stops fitted with open-air view decks along the way. As it gets a little chilly towards the top, we advise bringing a sweater along for the ride. After reaching the 708 metre-tall peak, visitors can enjoy the cool breeze, grab a quick bite, browse through the stalls selling T-shirts and souvenirs, and of course take lots of photos from the observatory deck.

7. Gunung Raya

With an altitude of 881 metres, Gunung Raya is hailed as the highest peak in Langkawi. According to local beliefs, the mountain is the cursed form of a giant called Mat Raya, who had once lived on the island. The dense rainforest is home to numerous wildlife such as leaf monkeys, flying foxes, macaque monkeys, squirrels, mountain hawk eagles, white bellied sea eagles, and great hornbills. Gunung Raya is also a popular destination for hiking, but bringing a guide along is highly advisable as the trail can be quite challenging for novices.

8. Pulau Payar

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Just 30km south of Langkawi Island is Pulau Payar Marine Park, a prominent spot for snorkeling and diving. It is about 45 minutes away from Kuah Jetty and you can take either a catamaran or a speedboat to get there. One of Pulau Payar Marine Park’s best features is its Coral Garden, a secluded section filled with colorful corals. Those eager to explore the park will have to obtain permission from the authorities (fishing is strictly prohibited) before venturing into the waters; alternatively you can join a tour group, which is usually inclusive of snorkeling gear, lunch, and drinking water.

9. Langkawi Art in Paradise 3D Museum

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Langkawi Art in Paradise 3D Museum features more than 200 impressive artworks that appear almost lifelike when photographed. Hailed as the largest 3D art museum in Malaysia and second largest in the world, there are nine interactive zones within this three-storey building, including optical illusion, aquatic, safari, fantasy, classic, castles, landscapes, Egyptian, and Malaysian zones. This unique attraction is situated next to the iconic Langkawi Cable Car in Oriental Village, with entrance fees for foreign visitors priced at RM38 for adults and RM28 for children

10. Lagenda park

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Located beside the Kuah jetty, it is a beautifully landscaped folklore-themed park where you can explore on foot or hire a buggy to cart you around. The open-air ‘garden museum’ faces the Kuah waterfront and has a total of 17 colourful sculptures (with signboards in English) depicting Langkawi legends including tales of heroic giants, mythical birds, evil ogres and beautiful princesses. Entrance to this well-maintained park is also very affordable compared to other Langkawi attractions, making it a popular spot for jogging and family picnics.

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