Langkawi is an island located off the coast of Penang in Malaysia a great place to come if you want to sample some quality island living. With a very relaxing atmosphere makes it very different from other parts of Malaysia, and many people wander here for the pretty beaches and natural scenery. Even though Langkawi is small, there is a huge amount to do here, and you will find some engaging museums, shopping outlets, and other spots like aquariums and craft villages, & you can also easily get away from the main tourist hubs and spend time sampling the local food and strolling in the traditional markets.
Eagle Square is called Dataran Lang in Malay and this is one of the most iconic spots in Langkawi. The square is located in Kuah which is the main town on the island and once here you will find a huge statue of an eagle about to take flight which stands at a height of some 12 meters. It is also close to a clutch of other attractions such as Taman Legenda Langkawi so you can combine a trip here with several other points of interest & the statue of Dataran Lang has some pretty fountains, scenic bridges, and a few restaurants and cafes dotted around the area.
Fee: This is free of cost and you need not to pay even a single penny from your pocket and it’s also 24X7 hour open. But I would suggest you to visit this place before 8 AM in the morning or after 5 PM in the evening as generally, it’s hot outside in the day time.
The Langkawi Sky Bridge:
One of the most famous spots on the island is the Langkawi Sky Bridge which stretches for an impressive 125 meters and is basically a long pedestrianized bridge that offers amazing views of the surrounding countryside.
Some of the sights that you will see in the distance include some of Langkawi’s surrounding islands as well as Mat Cincang Mountain and the Seven Pools Waterfalls.
In order to get to the bridge, you will need to take the Langkawi Cable Car to its summit and then move on to the bridge from there. If you want to linger and enjoy the views then there are several triangular viewing platforms located along the bridge.
Fee: For cable car and sky bridge you need to pay around 64 RM per person which includes 3D art museum and a few more attractions too though there are other packages are also available.
Eat at Ayer Hangat Market:
Another great place to sample the local food in Langkawi is the Ayer Hangat Market. Here you will find a huge selection of different local dishes, and just some of the delights on offer include barbecued meat skewers called satay as well as rice and noodle dishes. This is one of the cheapest places to try an array of street food and is also some of the most authentic on the island. The market also sells a range of other products like clothes and some souvenirs so this is also a great place to come for a little local retail therapy.
Oriental Village, Langkawi:
The Oriental Village is an Asian-themed park and village that has traditional performances and models of local buildings. Just some of the attractions on show here include jugglers, martial artists, and musical performers, or you can learn how to fly a traditional kite. If you like you can also get your portrait painted here or get your palm read and one of the ways to get around the village is to zip along on a Segway.
Pantai Cenang Beach Langkawi:
When you fly to Langkawi, you will see a full stretch of magnificent beach below on your right as an airplane about to land at Langkawi airport.
This beach is about 2 km long stretch of white sand and located on the western shoreline of Langkawi. This is the most popular beach for foreigners as well as for locals because of its’ gentle curve is the prettiest beach in the of Malaysia. Also, this beach offers a beautiful view of the sea as well as the nearby islands.
Pantai Cenang beach is a great place for family and there are plenty of water sports to enjoy. However, this is one of the longest beach and most beautiful beaches on the island which is also a great place for swimming as well as sunbathing.
A gentle reminder, try to keep your children away from the deepwater areas and keep them close to the beach.
Cool off at the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls:
Probably the most famous of all Langkawi’s waterfalls is Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls which means ‘Seven Pools’ in Malay.
As with much of the island, there is a legend attached to the falls and locals claim that fairies live here.
The waterfalls get their name as there are seven natural pools or wells in the rock face here that are fed by seven different cataracts that come down from Mat Cincang Mountain.
It is a rather steep climb to get to the top of the waterfalls but it is more than worth it and you will pass some pretty scenery on the way as well as some cheeky monkeys.
Other species to look out or include graceful hornbills and scurrying squirrels and this is one of the prettiest cascades in all of Langkawi.
Visit the Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise:
If you love animals then make your way to the Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise where you will find some 150 species of colorful birds.
Some of these include ducks, owls, toucans, and even flamingos, and the park is designed to mimic the natural environment of the animals.
You will find a large aviary here as well as other scenic features such as waterfalls and you can even get up close to some of the animals here as there are daily feeding sessions.
Some of the animals that you can feed include raccoons, crocodiles, and pelicans, and if you are travelling with younger visitors then this is a great spot to visit.
Following are the tips to visit Langkawi:
Best time to Visit:
May to July month is the best time to visit Langkawi as this would be the rainy season and visitors can easily go out and explore different places otherwise it would be very hot.
How to Travel:
There is a direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi which would approximately cost you around 260 RM per person for a return flight.
Once you land down at Langkawi, then download GRAB application for taxi booking and roam around different places.
Also, you can book any local taxi and you can book that for a whole day ( 6 to 8 hours) and this would cost you around 160 RM.
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