Best things to do in Langkawi
Find out more about those top places in Langkawi
Located in Kedah state, Langkawi is the main tourist attraction in Malaysia having three of its pristine beaches (Datai Bay, Pantai Cenang, and Tanjung Rhu) amongst the best in the world. It is an archipelago containing 99 islands in the Adaman Sea. Langkawi is specifically significant for its exotic beaches but is also known for excellent diving opportunities, historical attractions, thrilling nightlife and affordable shopping. It offers a lifetime experience of extensive Underwater World along with Pantai Cenang and sky-high Cable Car in Pantai Kok. Langkawi airport is connected to many points in Malaysia and the most efficient way to get to Langkawi is by getting a flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Langkawi Airport which takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes. You can also hitch a ride on ferries which frequently operate between Kuala Perlis and Langkawi Island however, timing may vary depending upon the tide time and seasonal demands. Passenger cruise ships also make regular visits to Langkawi. Whether it be a break from life, a vacation with friends or your honeymoon, Langkawi has something for you. From exotic beaches, pristine lands, luxuriant cities to dense jungles the city offers it all.
Dataran Lang, also famous as Eagle Square, is a remarkable 12-meter-tall sculpture of an Eagle and is located near the port where ferries sail in and out. The reddish-brown eagle is the symbolic representation of the island as, according to people, Langkawi’s name originates from two Malay words, Helang meaning “eagle” and Kawi meaning “reddish brown.” The Eagle Square expands along 19 acres and has vast variety of covered terraces, fountains, ponds, footbridges, shops and cafes. Eagle square provides a breathtaking view of the Kuah bay that opens out to the sea and the surrounding mountains.
One of the major attractions in Langkawi is Langkawi cable car commonly known as Langkawi SkyCab. The Cable Car takes visitors all the way up to Mount Mat Cincang and its entrance is Langkawi’s second highest peak which is situated in The Oriental Village in the northwest of Langkawi Island. The cable car stops at several points before reaching the top station.
At the southern end of Pantai Cenang is the Langkawi Underwater World which spreads across nearly 60,000 square feet area. With more than 400 thousand marine creatures including over 500 species of fish and many other underwater species, it is the largest aquarium of Malaysia.
The 125 m long Langkawi Sky Bridge with the capacity to accommodate 250 people at a time offers one of the best views of the city but if you have a height phobia the view might be terrifying for you as the bridge is 700 m above the sea level.
Langkawi wildlife park, which was opened for public in 2002, is located in Kilim, an area in Langkawi. It has about 150 different types of animals and birds from different areas of the world. You can even have a feeding session with different birds and animals in this park.