10 Best Attractions in Langkawi
What to See in Langkawi
An archipelago of 99 islands set just 30km off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Langkawi is one of Malaysia’s best-known and most popular beach destinations. Blending historical attractions, great fare, excellent diving opportunities, exciting nightlife and dirt-cheap shopping, this duty-free island is truly an oasis of the seas. Langkawi’s pristine beaches are rated among the best in the world while its vast roads provide easy access to many historical landmarks and picturesque attractions, perfect for those exploring via rented vehicles. There are a few sights that you definitely need to check out before leaving this island, so check out our comprehensive list of Top 10 Attractions in Langkawi.
1Dataran Lang Kuah Jetty
One of Langkawi’s best known manmade attractions, Dataran Lang, also known as Eagle Square, is a 12 metre-tall sculpture of an eagle poised to take flight is displayed atop an elevated platform. Located at the southeast corner of Pulau Langkawi, Dataran Lang offers breathtaking views of Kuah Bay, as well as housing beautiful miniature fountains, terraces and bridges - an ideal place for snapping postcard-perfect holiday photos. Read More...2Langkawi Cable Car Jalan Telaga Tujuh
Langkawi Cable Car takes visitors on a vertiginous 15-minute ride to the top of mount Mat Cincang, offering breathtaking views of lush rainforests, miniscule islands and crystalline turquoise-blue waters. After reaching the 708 metre-tall peak, visitors can enjoy the cool breeze, grab a quick bite, browse through tee-shirts and souvenirs, and of course take lots of photos on the observatory deck. Read More...3Underwater World Langkawi Zon Pantai Cenang
Underwater World Langkawi is Malaysia’s largest aquarium, housing more than 500 species of animals and sea creatures including harbour seals, rockhopper penguins, sharks, as well as flamingos and mandarin ducks. Located at the southern end of Pantai Cenang, one of its highlights is the 15-metre, six million litre walk-through underwater tunnel tank, home to sharks, giant stingrays and green turtles. Read More...4Langkawi Sky Bridge Jalan Telaga Tujuh
The Langkawi Sky Bridge, situated at the ‘end’ of the Langkawi Cable Car ride, is a 410ft-long curved pedestrian bridge above Mount Mat Cincang. Located 2,300ft above sea level, the Sky Bridge offers an exhilarating (sometimes terrifying) view of the surrounding rainforests and tiny islands surrounding Langkawi. Do note that The Langkawi Sky Bridge is currently under renovation and will be reopened in December 2014. Read More...5Langkawi Bird Paradise Jalan Ayer Hangat
Langkawi Bird Paradise, five-acre park situated along Jalan Ayer Hangat, is home to over 2,500 exotic birds from 150 species such as canaries, owls, eagles, toucans, hornbills and flamingos. The park also features a walk-in aviary with a 15m manmade waterfall. About ten minutes from Kuah, the complex is also known as the Taman Burung Langkawi or Langkawi Wildlife Park. Read More...6Langkawi Island Hopping Tour Pantai Tengah
The Langkawi Island Hopping Tour stops at Langkawi’s most illustrious islets, such as the verdant Pulau Singa Besar where guests can watch eagles soaring overhead, Pulau Dayang Bunting where guests can go for a swim in the island’s freshwater lake and finally, Basah Island – or Wet Rice Island where you can relax and soak up the sun and sea. Read More...7Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls Gunung Mat Cincang
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls is billed as Langkawi Island’s most wonderful natural attraction with locals claiming it to be the home of faeries. Set on Langkawi’s western headlands, its name means Seven Wells Waterfalls, referring to a series of seven connected natural pools fed by seven separate waterfalls in Mount Mat Cincang. Visitors can enjoy a dip in the cool water or brave the steep climb to the top of the waterfalls. Read More...8Taman Lagenda Langkawi Kuah Jetty
Located beside the Kuah jetty, Taman Lagenda Langkawi is a beautifully landscaped folklore-themed park. The open-air ‘garden museum’ faces the Kuah waterfront and has a total of 17 colourful sculptures (with signboards in English) depicting Langkawi legends including legends of heroic giants, mythical birds, evil ogres and beautiful princesses. Read More...9Langkawi Crystal Jalan Kisap, Kuah
Langkawi Crystal is a highly reputable crystal ware production company on Langkawi Island. Established in 1996, Langkawi Crystal is Malaysia’s only glass-blowing works which shuns the mass-production moulds of most major European producers. Travellers are welcomed to pay a visit to the factory and see how the individual crystal ware are produced and handcrafted to make it truly unique.
Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 18:00 Tel: +603 966 155510Air Hangat Village Jalan Air Hangat
Air Hangat (also known as Ayer Hangat) Village is a modern cultural complex which houses several duty-free shopping stores as well as an on-site theatre restaurant serving local, Thai and Indonesian cuisine. The main attraction of Air Hangat Village, however, is an impressive three-tier fountain and a magnificent hand-carved river stone mural built around a natural saltwater hot spring; guests can enjoy a therapeutic dip in private Jacuzzis or a pampering foot reflexology massage here.
Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 18:00 Tel: +604 959 1357