If you are bored with traveling around Kuala Lumpur, Genting, Malacca, why not try to spend time on the beautiful island of Langkawi and discover Langkawi places to visit.
Overview of Langkawi
Langkawi is an archipelago located in northwestern Malaysia, in the state of Kedad, bordering Thailand. Langkawi consists of 99 islands, also known as Eagle Island because the name of Langkawi in Malaysian is derived from the word “Helang” which means “Eagle”.
This area is also home to many eagles. Today, some of Langkawi’s day tours take guests to the islands to observe eagles, to hunt and feed the eagles. Besides, the island is located in the duty-free area.
Kuah Town Center and Pantai Cenang Beach are the two most crowded areas in Langkawi because the pier is located in Kuah Town and the airport is located on Pantai Cenang Beach. These two areas are separated by about 20km pass road.
Attractions in Langkawi
Some famous places to visit in Langkawi
Langkawi cable car
As the longest freewheeling cable car in the world with the length of 950m, the Langkawi cable car gives you a panoramic view of this beautiful island.
Langkawi Aerial Bridge
Taking the cable car to the second high mountain on the island, you will continue to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Langkawi while walking on the Langkawi aerial bridge. Located at an altitude of 700m above sea level, the pedestrian aerial bridge is also an ideal and romantic destination for couples coming to Langkawi.
Langkawi is recognized by UNESCO as a member of World Geoparks so it’s no excuse for you to overlook the beautiful eco-parks and sanctuaries in this place.
Visiting Kilim Karst Ecological Park, walking along the wooden bridge over the mangrove swamp, you will admire the natural beauty of Bogak forest with naughty monkeys and unique limestone formations.
At the end of the road is a large bat cave. If you like, you can also take a boat to explore the forest reserve and learn about the ecosystem here, including medicinal plants and migratory birds.
Pulau Payar is an ocean park located in the west of Malaysia, famous for its rich and beautiful marine ecosystem. The place is actually white beaches which are ideal for picnics. The trails are for those who want to walk and explore the island. In the sea, you can catch amazing things like baby sharks.
You can also go to Underwater World Langkawi to explore the secrets of the sea. The Underwater World Langkawi was built to raise the awareness about the importance of preserving aquatic life on the island. The site consists of three major sites: Tropical rainforest, Temperate rainforest, and Antarctic rainforest. In addition, it features a modern 3D cinema, a coffee shop and a Resource Education Center.
Mardi Lake is one of the must-see places to visit in Langkawi. The local people said that the women who are infertile when drinking a sip of water in this lake will be blessed.
One of the interesting destinations is the Tasik Dayang Bunting. This lake was formed by the collapse of huge caves on the island. The lake is more than 14m deep.
As the legend, this is the resting place of the most beautiful woman in Langkawi Island. Kota Mahsuri was built to worship this woman. It is said that she was accused of adultery and executed by stabbing to death. However, her blood was white rather than red, as evidenced by the innocence of the poor woman.
Statue of an eagle
The magnificent reddish-brown eagle statue, ready to take off, is the symbol of beautiful Langkawi Island.
The fourth Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, has built an Artistic Handicraft Center named Galeria Perdana with more than 2,500 items to help the island’s population develop their craft and increase their income. Do not forget to visit the Langkawi handicraft complex to select some Malaysian handicrafts as gifts for friends and relatives.
Beautiful beaches – The cannot-miss Langkawi attractions
Langkawi is famous for many beautiful beaches, so if you have the opportunity to visit this place, do not forget to discover these amazing beaches as follow:
Pantai Cenang is one of the famous beaches in Langkawi. It attracts tourists by the beautiful combination of blue jade water, smooth white sand, and fresh green palm trees. In addition, this area also has cheap hotels suitable for your budget. Especially when the sun goes down, the streets here are bustling with lots of stalls selling some local specialties, popular restaurants along with lively bars.
Beaches in Pantai Kok are mostly owned by luxury resorts such as Sheraton or Tanjung Sanctuary. Therefore, its space is quiet and tourists can comfortably relax on the sandy beaches under the sun and clear blue water. Alternatively, you can make a boat trip to the west of Pantai Kok to explore the limestone hills with tropical jungle. It will be an exciting experience during your trip in Malaysia when you visit Langkawi Island.
Pantai Tengah is the place with the longest coastline on Langkawi Island and the white sand as in Pantai Cenang Beach. However, this area is quieter with lovely bungalows on the sea. Guests can also sign up for a massage at their hotel or make a visit to the surrounding small islands.
As a famous beach in Langkawi, Tangjung Rhu has crystal-clear water, fine sand and is covered in dense jungle. Therefore, this place is completely separated from the outside world. That is suitable for those who want to enjoy a peaceful holiday while traveling in Malaysia. In addition, scattered in Tanjung Rhu are some street vendor stalls with delicious and attractive specialties.
This is the exclusive beach of the high-end Datai Bay Resort in Langkawi. Therefore its space here is really quiet. In addition to swimming and lying on the sand, tourists can visit the Ibrahim Hussein Museum and Langkawi Crocodile Farm which are not far from the beach.
Above are our suggestions about places to visit in Langkawi. Let’s go and discover these places in your own way.