Top 10 Things to Do in Langkawi

Langkawi Must-see Attractions

Langkawi is one of Malaysia’s best-known and most popular West Coast 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 many beaches are rated among the best in the world while inland, Langkawi’s roads are incredibly easy to drive on and are oftentimes deserted. There are a few sights that you definitely need to check out before leaving this island and without having a good look around you’d be missing out.

Cable Car & Skybridge Pantai Kok

Taking you on a vertiginous 20-minute ride to the apex of the imposing Gunung Machinchang, this experience offers some pretty spectacular views of the lush surrounding mountainside greenery as you ascend in gondolas. You can purchase tickets at the Oriental Village – a charming pseudo-French old-style Chinese town. At the top of the mountain is the Skybridge – a curved suspension bridge – which affords awesome views of the island. Read More...

Al-Hana Mosque Kuah

Located in Kuah, this golden onion domed mosque features intricate Moorish architecture. Although located within the bustling streets of Kuah, this house of worship manages to maintain its imposing mystique. Featuring motifs and carvings from Uzbekistan along with time-honoured Malay elements, it is the best-known mosque on the island as well as the largest. Read More...

Dataran Lang Kuah

Also known as ‘Eagle Square’, this massive 12-metre tall monument of a sea eagle preparing for flight stands beside the Kuah Jetty and greets arriving visitors to Langkawi. This attraction is surrounded by landscaped ponds, terraces and bridges. You’ll be most comfortable visiting during the early morning or late evening to avoid the heat. Read More...

Galleria Perdana Pantai Kok

Housing a variety of gifts offered to former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahatir, this museum is actually a good way to gain insight into some of Malaysia’s political accomplishments. Gifts from a variety of global leaders are displayed throughout the museum, ranging from lovely Malay wooden architecture to an ample collection of motor vehicles. The out-of-doors greenhouse is home to a collection of plants from various regions of the world. Read More...

Lagenda Langkawi Dalam Taman Kuah

Located within Kuah this 50-hectare ‘folklore’-themed park is basically a skilfully landscaped garden. Featuring a narrow strip of manmade beach this recreational park boasts 17 multihued statues depicting Langkawi’s myths and fables. The park has four manmade lakes and is a popular spot for joggers. Read More...

Langkawi Bird Paradise And Wildlife Park Pantai Kok

This Langkawi attraction may not seem like much from the outside – the interior, on the other hand, is home to a tropical garden brimming with over 150 species of exotic birds, including toucans, hornbills and flamingos. This is a not-to-be-missed Langkawi attraction especially on a rainy day, since the walkways are covered. Read More...

Mahsuri’s Tomb Padang Matsirat

Mahsuri Tomb is a historical complex that houses the shrine of a Malay princess who was unjustly accused of adultery and sentenced to death. The grounds are dominated by an enclosed slab of white stone as well as a recreation of a traditional Malay house. The attraction is also home to a theatre – where musical performances take place – and a few food shops. Read More...

Sungai Kilim Nature Park Kilim River

This tour will get you up close and personal with Langkawi’s famous brahminy kites and sea eagles as well as give you a closer look at some spectacular mangrove swamps. The boats are located at the pier and they take you down the winding river to the swamps where you can see a lush collection of flora and fauna. Read More...

Sunset Dinner Cruise

The sunset dinner cruise is quite possibly the ultimate way to savour Langkawi Island’s raw lush beauty. Hop onto this cruise ship and spend some time ‘riding the waves’ Jacuzzi-style via a trawling net before you sample some simply sumptuous barbecue fare. Later sip on a cocktail, from the open bar, and kick back, relax and take in the sights of some of Langkawi’s most beautiful islets. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a romantic evening with your partner and also an all-round fun time. Read More...

Underwater World Pantai Cenang

Voted the 1996/1997 Best Manmade Tourist Attraction in Malaysia by the Tourism Malaysia Awards, Underwater World Langkawi is a complex that houses more than 100 specially designed tanks and over 500 species of animals and sea creatures. The family-friendly complex is divided into three sections – Tropical Rainforest, Temperate and Sub-Antarctic. 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...


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