Langkawi Island, the jewel of Kedah. Source: livingnomads.com
Planning to travel to Langkawi? Well, it’s time to get adventurous and have fun on your Langkawi holiday!
If you are a huge fan of island holidays, then Langkawi Island may be a familiar name. Even if it doesn’t ring any bell in your mind, don’t worry – this Langkawi travel guide will walk you through the most important details about the island, so you have an idea on the things to in this do in Langkawi Malaysia!
Being part of Kedah, Langkawi Island is a popular tourist destination due to the fact that it is a duty-free island – which means that you can get your alcohols, tobacco and quality chocolates at a super cheap price. Not only that, the beautiful nature of rainforests, hills, waterfalls and beaches, plus the legend that surrounds this island add charm to this lovely great place.
Langkawi tourist map. Source: www.theislanddrum.com
Langkawi Island Malaysia the most worth visiting at least once to immerse yourself in its folklore and explore its places. So here you go, our list of 15 fun things to do in Langkawi!
1. Take the Langkawi Skycab & Walk Along Sky Bridge
The famous Langkawi Sky Bridge. Source: achitree.wordpress.com
The most popular thing do in Langkawi Malaysia – a cable car ride! Being one of the highest and steepest cable car and fun rides in the world, it is quite scary. But the end of the 15-minute ride is indeed rewarding. This ride brings you to the top of a mountain called Gunung Mat Cincang. From here, you can have a scenic overview of the island.
Langkawi Sky Bridge:
Also, check out the 125-metre long Langkawi Sky Bridge built to be able to withstand 250 people at a time. This pedestrian bridge 700 metres above sea level offers a wonderful view of the place as you stroll. There are a few viewing stations available if you prefer to stop and moment of joy in scenery.
2. Visit The Mahsuri Tomb & Museum
Also known as Makam Mahsuri, this mausoleum is a must-visit in your Langkawi itinerary. Local legend has it that there was a beautiful woman called Mahsuri who lived on the island. She had married a warrior, and one day, was accused of adultery. She had actually been framed by her mother-in-law out of jealousy. Despite strongly pleading her innocence, Mahsuri was sentenced to death. And upon this injustice, she cursed the entire island to not prosper for seven generations.
This serves as a fun excursion especially if you are into folklore and history. You can hear from the locals about the various tragedies that are beleived to have occured due to the curse.
3. Check Out Eagle Square
The iconic eagle statue at Eagle Square, also known as Dataran Lang. Source: diarisiketambatu.blogspot.com
Eagle Square, also called Dataran Lang, is situated in Kuah, a popular town of Langkawi. It features a 12-metre tall statue of an eagle about to take flight. Its iconic landmark and great accessibility to other sites of interest such as the Kuah Jetty, Taman Lagenda Dalam Langkawi, Jetty Point Mall, restaurants and duty-free stores has it humming with visitors all the time.
4.Tour Underwater World Langkawi
A peek at Underwater World Langkawi building. Source: premiumtravelog.com
Home to more than 500 marine species, Underwater World Langkawi has a tunnel with transparent glass windows. It stretches for 15 metres, and through this, you can admire the different varieties of fish, turtles, stingrays, sharks and seahorses up close. You can go into a shopping spree at the duty-free Zon Shopping Paradise and Coco Valley.
5.Climb to Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
Visitors taking a dip in the water at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls. Source: backpackies.wordpress.com
One of the best places to visit in Langkawi is Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls or the Seven Wells! Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls gets its name due to the seven natural wells or pools that formed from seven different waterfalls coming from Gunung Mat Cincang. Legend has it that the waterfalls are home to the fairies.
This site is worth hiking up to enjoy breathtaking scenery surrounding the area. You could consider taking a refreshing dip in the waters and enjoy the calming nature after a tough climb to get there. However, do watch out for monkeys as they can be quite cheeky.
6.Go for The SkyTrex Langkawi Adventure
Get your muscles and body going as you cross the challenging X-bridge at SkyTrex! Source: fortyfitfed.com
AtSkyTrex Langkawi Adventure, challenge yourself to the various obstacles in the jungle environment like travelling via Flying Fox, climbing up ladders, passing through spider web-like ropes and crossing the tough swivelly X-bridge. Here, you will have the opportunity to climb, crawl and swing across obstacles while having plenty of sweaty fun at that.
Just make sure your body is up for some fitness session in the wild outdoors!
7.Play Water Sports at Langkawi Beaches
Parasailing is one of the most popular water sports on Langkawi Island. Source: backpackies.wordpress.com
Water sports are a must when you visit Langkawi – you can opt for parasailing, jet-skiing, snorkelling, diving, swimming, riding on a banana boat, or even rent a boat tour to yourself for a fun and exciting time!
The island has several beautiful beaches, and Tanjung Rhu, Pantai Cenang beach, Burau Bay, Datai Bay and Pantai Kok are the among the famous beaches there. Alternatively, beaches like Pantai Tengah provide a quieter yet equally awesome spot for some pretty suntan boat tour and play beach ball.
Make sure to bunk in your resort along the boat tour beaches and dine at the beachfront cafés to get more value out of your beach holiday.
8.Take a Kilim Karst Geoforest Park Mangrove Tour
A big name sign welcoming you to Kilim Karst Geoforest Park. Source: udaindra.blogspot.com
Kilim Geoforest Park is one of the most popular three geoparks that form the Langkawi Geopark. What makes this geopark stand out is its greyish limestone formations. You could charter a boat tour or kayak on Kilim River around the geopark to explore the park’s wondrous mangrove biodiversities through a boat tour. And when you do, you can also spot some eagles soaring in the air at Eagle Point. And if you happen to travel to Anak Tikus Island, a geosite of Kilim Karst, do keep your eyes peeled at some fascinating gastropod fossils on the limestones!
9.Take a trip at Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise
The facade of Langkawi Bird Paradise. Source: www.ngtraveller.com
Langkawi Bird Paradise are the fun house to more than 2,500 avian creatures such as parakeets, owls, hawks, canaries, hornbills, toucans, flamingos and ducks. Apart from these aviators, the Wildlife Park section allows you to participate in feeding sessions for crocodiles, raccoons and pelicans and more wildlife creatures – perfect for kids and fauna-loving fans!
10.Explore Art in Paradise Langkawi 3D Museum
Time to charge into this 3D museum with your cameras ready! Source: travelwithbender.com
This 3D museum in Langkawi is called Art in Paradise, and it sure is true to its name.
Just remember to visit the place with your cameras (or phones) fully charged to treat yourself with hours of cool, fun and creative photography. Over 200 picturesque artworks that envelope the entire museum in and out. These artworks play on optical illusion, so when you take your photos at certain angles, it will seem as though you are thrown into some intriguing three-dimensional scene.
11.Tour Around Oriental Village
Your gateway to shopping, dining and riding spree is here at Oriental Village! Source: homeiswhereyourbagis.com
Located in the Burau Bay, Oriental Village is an artificially created village mall area on Langkawi Island. If you are looking to shop and eat till you drop, this largest outdoor lifestyle mall is the place to do so!
You can take the Langkawi Cable Car rides to pay a visit to the Animal Farm, the SkyDome and some galleries here such as the Tiger! Tiger! Gallery & Exhibit featuring a “live” tiger exhibit. Apart from that, there are elephant rides, motor-cross rides, ATV trails plus SEGWAY tours available in and around the Village. In the cable car, you could also do
12.Check Out Taman Lagenda Langkawi
A look at Taman Lagenda Langkawi. Source: tony88.blog
Taman Lagenda Langkawi is more of an outdoor museum park with some sheltered spaces, and it’s one of the best places to visit in Langkawi for a fun, folklore-filled tour.
Can’t get enough of mystical legends and folklore of the island? Perhaps Taman Lagenda Langkawi can satisfy your thirst for magical stories! This theme park is filled with pretty (magical) sculptures and the entire place exists solely to educate the public about the myths and legends surrounding the island.
13.Visit the Pulau Payar Marine Park
Payar Marine Park Island, a site famous for its beautiful corals in Langkawi. Source: pumpkincheeks.com
One of the most popular activities done in Langkawi is paying a visit to Pulau Payar Marine Park, a marine park in the vicinity of Langkawi Island. that is well-known as a conservation site for marine life. The marine park covers one large island called Pulau Payar plus three isles called Pulau Kaca, Pulau Lembu and Pulau Segantang, all which are uninhabited and strictly guarded to maintain the natural environments.
Pulau Payar Marine Park is a haven for snorkelers and divers as the marine park has a colourful variety of coral reefs and fishes worth exploring the waters for. Other than snorkelling and diving, you could also enjoy the sandy beaches here by watching sunsets and having barbeque nights there. Doesn’t that sound like a great dreamy island vacation?
14.Explore Laman Padi Rice Garden & Museum
The green paddy fields at Laman Padi Rice Garden & Museum. Source: backpackies.wordpress.com
Laman Padi Rice Garden is one of the few places in Malaysia where you can learn the history and cultivation of rice, the staple food of local Malaysians. When you’re tired of brick-built shopping stores, this is the place you need to go for inhaling the greenery.
Laman Padi comprises of rice gardens and paddy fields, a rice museum gallery, herbal garden, restaurants and spas. And you could either arrange for a tour guide to show and explain around, or you could walk by yourself.
15.Relax in Air Hangat Village Hot Springs
A good place to relax your tired feet – Air Hangat Village hot springs. Source: chienloveandpurple.blogspot.com
Air Hangat Village (literally translated as Hot Water Village) is located a short distance from Black Sand Beach of Langkawi, and is home to communal pools and private pools of hot spring waters. Hot springs are popular as a good fuel for the improved blood circulation and getting rid of toxins from the body, which is why this spot is the most popular amongst the tourists!
You could also opt for a luxury spa and massage therapy services for a further rejuvenating experience.
Wonderful overview of Langkawi scenery. Source: www.wanderlustchloe.com
That’s a wrap on our top 15 fun things to do in Langkawi! We hope this article provides some insight into and ideas on the best things to do in Langkawi.
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