Langkawi Attractions A to Z

List of All Attractions in Langkawi by Alphabetical Order

Anyone who thinks that Langkawi just consists of pretty beaches and clear waters is in for a surprise. It’s true, there are no polished concrete sidewalks, no mega shopping malls, no sleek urban outlook, but Langkawi – 18 miles long and less than nine miles wide – offers so much. It’s not the place for temples, ruins and notable architecture – instead it’s the island’s abundant nature, spas, local culture and yes, its undersea action that draws visitors. We’ve listed out the island’s attractions so you’ll have a better idea of what you want to include on your itinerary during your next visit to Malaysia’s west coast darling.


Air Hangat Village

Featuring an impressive three-tier fountain and a magnificent hand-carved river stone mural, this attraction basically emulates a spa. Soak in one of the pools or walk around the village which has duty-free shopping stores as well as an on-site theatre restaurant with Malaysian, Thai and Indonesian cuisine.

Opening Hours: Daily: 9.00am - 6.00pm
Location: Air Hangat Road KM16, Lubok Semilang, Padang Matsirat
Tel: +604 959 1357

 

Al-Hana Mosque

To the west of the picturesque Lagenda Langkawi Dalam Taman is the Moorish-style Masjid Al-Hana. Incorporating motifs and carvings from Uzbekistan along with traditional Malay elements, it is the largest and most popular mosque on the island; its golden dome is unobstructed by the palm trees of the CHOGM Park. Read More...

Opening Hours: 24 hours
Location: Lencongan Putra 2 (located beside the Kuah Tourism Information office)

Anna & The King Gallery

Anna & The King Gallery

The only reason this exhibit warrants an entry is to warn Langkawi visitors that the Anna & The King Gallery has been dismantled. Which is actually an unfortunate loss considering the fact that it was actually a pretty good attraction. Displaying props and costumes from the 1999 film starring Jodie Foster – parts of which were shot at Pantai Kok – the maintenance costs of this attraction surpassed its novelty and authorities dismantled the set last year.

Atma Alam Batik Village

The Atma Alam Batik Art Village is Langkawi’s main batik production and sales centre. This half-acre centre consists of a batik workshop, art gallery, showroom, and handicraft shop. Read More...

Opening Hours: Daily,9am – 6pm
Location: Near Petronas Fuel Station
Address: Lot 227 , Jalan Padang Matsirat, 07100 Kedah
Tel: +604 955 2615 or +604 955 1227
Price Range: Free

Buffalo Park

Buffalo Park

The Langkawi Buffalo Park is home to over 100 well-kept Murrah and Swap buffaloes. This sprawling 20 hectare park produces 1,000 litres of milk a month which is packaged as fresh milk, flavoured milk, curdled milk and ice-cream. You can try your hand at buffalo-riding or even milk one of the buffaloes.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
Location: Kampung Nyior Chabang, Padang Matsirat
Price Range: Free

CHOGM Park

CHOGM Park

Adjacent to the Al-Hana Mosque is the CHOGM Park; built to commemorate the 1989 Commonwealth meeting in Malaysia, this garden features tall lush trees that provide shade. Also the site of the first-ever international coconut-tree climbing championship in 1987, the beach next to the park is the only beach in Kuah Town. Read More...

Opening Hours: All Day
Location: Jalan Persiaran Putra (beside Al-Hana Mosque)
Tel: +604 966 7789 (Langkawi Tourist Information Centre)
Price Range: Free

Field of Burnt Rice

The Field of Burnt Rice is the site of a mass rice paddy burning conducted by local villagers who scorched their rice fields in an effort to stop them from falling into the hands of the Siamese invaders in 1821. Take an afternoon to visit this site. Allegedly, heavy rain still sometimes brings traces of burnt grains to the surface.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
Location: Kampung Raja, Mukim Padang Mat Sirat
Price Range: Free

Galeria Perdana

Set within a beautifully landscaped garden, the Galeria Perdana – opened in 1995 – is located approximately 11km from Langkawi’s main town, Kuah. Open to visitors, the double-storey structure is a popular stopover for tour groups. Located a little further down the road from the Langkawi Bird Paradise in Mukim Air Hangat, the exhibit was established by former Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir.

Opening Hours: 08:30 – 17:30
Location: Kilim, Mukim Air Hangat
Tel: +604 959 1498 or +604 959 1863

Gunung Raya

The highest peak in Langkawi, this mountain is believed to be the cursed form of a giant, known as Mat Raya, who once lived on the island. Covered with thick tropical rainforest, this untouched mountain has become a much-loved destination for the adventurous. The trekking here is simply magnificent and taking a guide along is highly advisable and sometimes the government may restrict access to the park so its advisable to call ahead to arrange a trip.

Opening Hours: 24 hours
Location: Jalan Air Hangat
Tel: +604 966 7789

Ibrahim Hussein Museum & Cultural Foundation

Featuring the works of Malaysian artist, Datuk Ibrahim Hussein, this private non-profit museum is dedicated to the promotion, development and advancement of art and culture of international stature. The open gallery currently exhibits mostly Ibrahim's works. In the grounds of the gallery there is also a nature walk that leads into the Machincang Forest Reserve.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
Location: Pantai Pasir Tengkorak, Jalan Datai
Tel: +604 959 4669

Lagenda Langkawi Dalam Taman

Located beside the Kuah jetty this 50-hectare ‘folklore’-themed park is a skilfully landscaped recreational strip along the Kuah waterfront. 17 multihued statues depicting Langkawi’s myths and fables are scattered along with the four manmade lakes and there’s also a narrow strip of beach; this area is a popular spot for joggers. Read More...

Opening Hours: Daily, 9am to 7pm
Location: Next to Eagle Square and Jetty Point
Address: Kuah Jetty, 07000 Kuah, Malaysia
Tel: +603 966 4223

Laman Padi

At the northern end of Pantai Cenang – opposite the Casa del Mar hotel – is Laman Padi; you can watch buffaloes grazing in the paddy field from the bridge at the entrance. As you walk through the compound you can read about the stages of Padi Cultivation; this ‘ecotourism’ complex also encompasses the Padi Cuisine and Café, the Nawa Sari Spa and the Heritage Gallery.

Opening Hours: 07:00 – 24:00 everyday
Address: Laman Padi, Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang, 07000, Langkawi.
Tel: +604 955 4312
Price Range: Free

Langkawi Bird Paradise Wildlife Park

Officially an archipelago of 99 islands, Langkawi is one of Malaysia’s most popular holiday destinations. Most of the island’s sightseeing attractions are located on Pulau Langkawi – the 478sqkm main island; Pantai Cenang is known as the island’s go-to spot with the best beaches while Kuah is home to most of Langkawi’s duty-free stores. The island’s interior is a mountainous landscape with white-sand beaches and limestone outcrops; yet it’s not hard to visit most of the island’s locations – it’s less than an hour’s drive from one end of the island to the other. Read More...

Opening Hours: 08:30 – 18:00
Address: Lot 1485, Jalan Ayer Hangat, Kampung Belanga Pecah
Tel: +604 966 5855

Langkawi Cable Car

Langkawi Cable Car

The Oriental Village in the upper northwest of Langkawi Island, near Pantai Kok, is the entrance for the cable-car ride, which takes visitors all the way up to Mount Mat Cincang, Langkawi’s second highest peak. Read More...

Opening Hours: 10am - 8pm
Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh Teluk Burau, Langkawi, Kedah 07000
Tel: +604 959 4225

Langkawi Craft Complex

You’ll pass by this craft cultural complex on your way to the Galleria Perdana and the Langkawi Bird Paradise Wildlife Park. The complex is home to some, you guessed it – Malaysian handicrafts; locals say that there’s really not much to see here and they’re really quite right; only the batik paintings are quite pretty to look at.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
Location: Teluk Yu, Mukim Bohor
Tel: +604 959 1913
Price Range: Free

Langkawi Crocodile Farm

Langkawi Crocodile Farm

While the Crocodile Farm many not be actually located within Pantai Kok, it is only a moderate distance away near Datai. You can see thousands of crocodiles, comprising several well-known species on this eight-hectare farm. The crocodile shows are especially entertaining where the ‘trainers’ ‘wrestle’ with the crocodiles and feed them. The souvenir shops also have some interesting knick knacks including leather products and genuine crocodile teeth. Read More...

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00 everyday
Address: Jalan Datai, Mk. Ayer Hangat, P.O Box 50
Tel: +604 959 2559
Tour Available: Langkawi Crocodile Farm

Langkawi Crystal

Langkawi Crystal

Just south of the Gunung Raya Golf Resort is Langkawi Crystaal – established in 1996 - Malaysia’s only glass-blowing works. Once a simple glass-blowing house, Langkawi Crystal is now an extremely reputable crystal ware production company; that shuns the mass-production moulds of most major European producers. You can visit this factory and see how the individual crystal ware are produced and handcrafted to make it truly unique.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
Location: Lot 1804, Plot No. 55, Jalan Kisap, Kuah
Tel: +603 966 1555

Langkawi International Book Village

Langkawi International Book Village

The Langkawi Book Village is set in a Malay-style kampong house in the lush rainforest of Lubok Semilang. It stocks a massive collection of second-hand, rare and antiquarian books encompassing a broad range of topics. From the foot of this village, you can walk up to the Lubok Semilang recreational park where you can take a dip in the cool stream or sit by the beautiful gazebos.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00 everyday
Location: Lubok Semilang, Padang Matsirat
Tel: +604 955 5568
Price Range: Free

Langkawi Sky Bridge

Notice : Sky bridge is currently close and will be re-open expected first quarter of 2015.

The Langkawi Sky Bridge is located at the ‘end’ of the Cable Car ride. One of the island’s highlights, it is a 410ft-long curved pedestrian bridge above Mount Mat Cinchang. Read More...

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 20:00
Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh Teluk Burau, Langkawi, Kedah 07000
Tel: +604 959 4225
Tour Available: Langkawi Sky Bridge

Langkawi Underwater World

Underwater World – Malaysia’s largest aquarium – features 200 different species of marine and freshwater creatures. Some of these exhibits – like the Rainforest Walk – are quite thrilling while others look like giant tropical aquariums that need a good cleaning. Read More...

Opening Hours:
09:30 – 18:30 Monday – Friday
09:30 – 22:30 Friday – Sunday
Address: Zon Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang
Tel: +604 955 6100
Tour Available: Langkawi Underwater World

Mardi Agro Technology Park

Mardi Agro Technology Park

The 25-hectare Mardi Agro Tech Park is popular amongst foreign visitors; for a minimal fee you can sample fruits like rambutan and guava as well as take part in recreational activities like camping and fishing. Visitors will also get to see the latest farming technologies like hydroponics and fertigation.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00 Monday – Thursday
Location: Jalan Padang Gaong, Lubok Semilang, Padang Matsirat
Tel: +604 953 2550 or +604 953 2551

Mahsuri's Tomb

With a population of less than 100,000, the name Langkawi is synonymous with a tropical paradise. Officially an archipelago of 99 islands, dominated by the 478.5sqkm Pulau Langkawi, Langkawi’s been a duty-free destination since 1986 and is one of Malaysia’s most visited tourist destinations. Most of the island’s natural attractions have fables attached in true Malay style – Langkawi’s most famous legend is the story of Mahsuri, which supposedly accounts for the island’s relatively newfound success. Read More...

Opening Hours: 08:00 – 18:00
Location: Kampung Mawat, Mukim Ulu Melaka (17km northwest of Kuah)
Tel: +603 955 6055

Mat Cincang Mountains

This may not seem like such an interesting attraction but the Mat Cincang Mountains are really quite stunning. Locals believe that they were once a giant who was cursed and turned into what has invariably become one of Langkawi’s more prominent peaks. For trekking, tour operators will be able to find you a guide possessing a license issued by the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board. Read More...

Location: Pantai Kok
Tel: +604 966 7789 (Langkawi Tourist Information Centre)

Oriental Village in Langkawi

The Oriental Village is the site where you can purchase tickets to ride the Langkawi Cable Car. With a backdrop of the soaring Mat Chincang Mountains, the ‘village’ itself is pretty spectacular. Resembling a cross between a charming French village and an old-style Chinese town, Oriental Village boasts duck ponds and quaint bridges as pretty as a picture. Read More...

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Location: Jalan Teluk Burau, Pantai Kok
Tel: +604 959 4225
Price Range: Free

Rice Garden Museum

Rice Garden Museum

This museum is dedicated to rice cultivation and comprises a Heritage Gallery – which displays the sequence of activities pertaining to rice planting – a Paddy Gallery – which has breathtaking views of a multi-tiered rooftop rice garden, a Herb Garden and a Garden of Variety where you can actually try your hand at rice farming. Read More...

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00 everyday
Location: Laman Padi, Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang
Tel: +604 955 4312

Snake Sanctuary

The Snake Sanctuary is home to a wide assortment of poisonous and non-poisonous colourful snakes endemic to Malaysia. This environmentally-friendly establishment was designed as an educational tourism facility. Kids will get to learn about these reptiles and their behaviour from the majestic king cobra to the docile boa constrictor at the six terrariums.

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 19:00
Location: Kampung Tok Senik, Ulu Melaka (Near Langkawi International Airport)
Tel: +604 955 7288

Telaga Harbour Park

Built to promote Langkawi as a major sailing and yachting destination, the Telaga Harbour Park is a beautiful marina next to Pantai Kok. Beautifully-landscaped and designed to resemble a section of the French Riviera, the harbour boardwalks are filled with great restaurants and hip clubs. As you walk the boardwalk you’ll get to ogle the sleek and gorgeous mega-yachts along the pier. Read More...

Address: Lot 1, Telaga Harbour Park, Pantai Kok 07000 Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia
Tel: +604 959 2202

Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls

The name of this waterfall means ‘Seven Wells’, referring to a collection of seven intertwined natural pools fed by seven separate waterfalls in Mount Mat Cincang. Locals claim that fairies reside in the area but tourists are more likely to find the flora around the water more magically appealing. Some unique lime plants and Sintuk, a climbing type of foliage, grow abundantly. Intrepid travelers can climb to the top of the falls in 45 minutes, hopefully spotting some macaque monkeys, hornbills or a giant squirrel along the way.

Location: Gunung Mat Cincang in Kuah
Tel: (604) 966 7789

Tiger! Tiger! Gallery & Exhibit

Tiger! Tiger! Gallery & Exhibit is home to Zanah, a Malayan Tigress. In addition to viewing Zanah – who frankly reminds one of a tremendous overgrown kitten – frolic around in her playground and pool, you can also take a look at the ever-expanding wildlife art collection by local and fledgling artists. Entrance into the gallery is free of charge as long as you’re appropriately dressed.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
Address: E1 Block E, Oriental Village, Burau Bay
Tel: +60 12 512 9200
Price Range: Free


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