Langkawi is located in Malaysia and about km from the capital Kuala Lumpur. Langkawi has been accorded the Geopark status by UNESCO as the islands are shrouded with a beautiful geological heritage of myths and legends that features ogres and gigantic birds, warrior and fairly princesses, battles and romance.
Langkawi also has a lot of stunning landscapes such as karts, caves, sea-arches, fossils, stacks and glacial dropstone. ACTUALLY Langkawi is perfect for doing everything which you can enjoy the nature-based activities, sightseeing and even simply laze on the beach.
Here are the Top 5 attractions that you must visit in Langkawi:
It is Langkawi’s most prominent landmark for visitors arriving from the sea as it situated near the Kuah Jetty. Status of the reddish brown eagle majestically poised for flight is the main attraction of the square. According to local folklore, Langkawi derived its name from the eagle. In an old Malay word, Kawi means reddish brown therefore Langkawi means “reddish brown eagle”.
The square is beautifully landscaped and features scenic ponds, bridges, covered terraces, restaurants and barrel vault made of bricks. During night time, the square is beautifully illuminated which presents a dramatic scene as you approach the island from the sea.
Located about 12km from Kuah, this memorial is erected in honour of Mahsuri, a fair maiden who had been unjustly accused of adultery. According to legend, she had bled white blood at her execution as a sign of her innocence. In her dying breath, she laid a curse on the island, declaring that it would remain barren up to seven generations.
Situated in the north-western corner of Langkawi, is a geological marvel. The waterfall is so named because the cascading water is broken by a series of seven natural pools. The lush green forest which surrounds the waterfall adds a mystical touch to the natural splendour. Legend has it that fairies used to come down to the waterfall to bath and frolic.
Langkawi Cable Car
It is located at the Oriental Village in Burau Ray, about 30 minutes away from Kuah town. You can enjoy an exhilarating cable car ride to the top of Gunung Mat Chincang and also the marvelous views of the Andaman Sea and the Langkawi island group, as well as breath-taking sights such as overhanging cliff walls and isolated pinnacles. With a length of 919.5m, the Langkawi Cable Car has been recognized as “The Longest Free Span Single Rope Cable Car’ by the Malaysia Book of Records. At the middle and top stations, walking trails and viewing platform are available for visitors to further enjoy the panoramic views.
Underwater World Langkawi
It is located at the popular Cenang Beach which features the island’s rich treasure trove of marine life with more than 5000 types of aquatic life, exhibited in more than 100 tanks of different sizes. Visitor also able to view the latest additions to the Underwater World – penguins and seals.
The highlight of the underwater world is a giant tank housing large marine species with a 15 metre tunnel for visitor to walk through. 3D theater is one of the new facility in the underwater world and airs informative documentaries on the island’s marine life.
* Special thanks the source from Tourism Malaysia