Top 10 Things To See in Langkawi Island

Langkawi is an archipelago made up of 99 islands on Malaysia’s west coast. Surrounded by turquoise sea, the interior of the main island is a mixture of picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad hills. If you’re intent on carting off duty-free alcohol, cigarettes and chocolate, then this is the place to be. Still, nature lovers will find the island just as agreeable as the shoreline is fringed by powder-fine sand and swaying coconut trees.

1. Langkawi Sky Bridge

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Langkawi Sky Bridge is a curved bridge 125 meters long which offer a fun (and sometimes scary) scenery of Mount Mat Chincang’s green scenery, Telaga Tujuh waterfalls, and a few small islands around Langkawi. The bridge is approximately 700 meters above sea level, and it can only be accessed through the last station riding the Langkawi Cable Car ride, which would cost you around RM35 for adults and RM25 for children (aged 2 to 12 years). This sturdy bridge can accommodate up to 250 people at a time and are equipped with double steel fence, covered wire, and two triangular platforms where you can relax and enjoy the cool breeze

2. Dataran Lang (Eagle Square)

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Dataran Lang, also known as Eagle Square, is a 12-meter high sculpture of an eagle ready to take flight shown on a large platform. Located in Kuah, the famous landmark is only a five minutes walk from a Jetty called Point Mall, Taman Lagenda, and surrounded with various restaurants and duty-free shops. Dataran Lang is also a wonderful place with small fountains, terraces, and bridges, and its proximity to the sea makes it a popular place to watch the ferries plying the harbor in the evening.

3. Langkawi Cable Car

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Langkawi Cable Car takes visitors on a giddy 15-minute ride to the summit of Mount Mat Cincang , which offers breath-taking views of the rainforest, islands, waterfalls in Langkawi. The trip starts at the Oriental Village where you will witness a few stops equipped with open views of the deck along the way. It gets a little cold towards the top, we advise you to bring a sweater or any piece of thick clothing along for the ride. After reaching the 708-meter-high peak, visitors can enjoy the cool breeze, grab a quick bite, browse through the stalls selling T-shirts and various souvenirs, and of course take a lot of pictures from the observation deck

4. Underwater World Langkawi

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Located on the beach of Pantai Cenang, Underwater World Langkawi is home to more than 500 species of marine life including harbor seals, rockhopper penguins, seahorses, flamingos and ducks and also mandarins. One of the highlights is a 15-meter journey through an underwater tunnel, where you can enjoy close-up views of sharks, giant stingrays, and green turtles. Accessible via a 15-minute drive from the Langkawi International Airport, Underwater World Langkawi is also located next to The Zone Shopping Paradise and Coco Valley where you can purchase a variety of duty-free goods.

5. Gunung Raya

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With a height of 881 meters, Gunung Raya is considered as the highest peak in Langkawi. According to local belief, the mountain is a cursed giant known as Mat Raya, who has lived on the island. The dense rainforest is home to a variety of wildlife such as leaf monkeys, fruit bats, chimpanzees, apes, squirrels, mountain hawk eagles, white-bellied sea eagles and large hornbills. Gunung Raya is also a popular destination for hiking, bringing along a guide is highly advisable as the routes can be quite challenging for novices.

6. Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise

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Ideal for family trips and animal lovers,  Wildlife Park Langkawi and Bird Paradise is home to over 2,500 exotic species of birds, from that, 150 species of birds are canaries, ducks, parrots, owls, eagles, toucans, hornbills, and flamingos. The park is equipped with an aviary and a man-made waterfall, 15 meters high, where some birds roam free and interact with visitors. Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise also host sessions for animal feeding for raccoons, alligators, pelicans, and hornbills 11: 00-16: 00. Located within a 15-minute drive from Kuah, the entrance fee is worth RM16 for adults and RM20 for children and senior citizens.

7. Pulau Payar Marine Park

Only 30 km south of Langkawi Island, Pulau Payar Marine Park is a place famous for snorkeling and diving. It is about 45 minutes from the jetty, and you can take either a catamaran or speedboat to get there. One of the best features is the Pulau Payar Marine Park Coral Gardens is a secluded section filled with colorful corals. Those who are eager to explore the park needs to obtain permission from the authorities (fishing is prohibited) before venturing into the water; alternatively, you can join a tour group, which typically includes snorkeling gear, lunch, and drinks.

8. Langkawi Arts in Paradise 3D Museum

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Art Museum Langkawi Paradise 3D features over 200 spectacular artworks that look almost lifelike. Considered to be the largest 3D art museum in Malaysia and the second largest in the world, there are nine zones in an interactive three-storey building, including optical illusions, aquatic, safari, fantasy, classic, castles, landscapes, Egyptian and Malaysia zone. This unique attraction is located next to the iconic Langkawi Cable Car, and The Oriental Village, the entrance fee for foreign visitors, is RM38 for adults and RM28 for children.

9. Taman Lagenda Langkawi

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Located next to the Kuah jetty, it is a folklore theme park with beautiful landscapes where you can explore on foot or rent a car to get around. An open ‘garden museum’ faces Kuah jetty and has a total of 17 colorful sculptures (with signs in English) that describes legendary folklores in Langkawi including the brave giant story, the mythical bird, beautiful princesses and evil ogres. The entrance to the park is also well maintained and very affordable compared to other Langkawi attractions, making it a popular place for family picnics and jogging.

10. Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls

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Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls is a natural attraction in Langkawi with locals claiming it to be the home of fairies. Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls is located on the western cape, the name means Seven Wells Waterfalls, referring to a series of seven natural pools fed by over seven separate waterfalls in Mount Mat Cincang. Visitors can enjoy swimming in cold water or brave the steep climb to the top of the waterfall. Adventure enthusiasts can brave the steep 45-minute climb to the top of the waterfall, boulders and through seven pools, where monkeys, hornbills, and squirrels can be seen along the way.

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