Being an island densely populated with tropical rainforest, Langkawi has some amazing wildlife and fascinating greenery to show. A visit to Langkawi is not complete without at least visiting one of these places below.
Gunung Raya Mountain
The story behind Raya Mountain is deeply connected with its neighbour, the Mat Cincang Mountain. Once upon a time there lived two giants name Mat Cincang and Mat Raya in Langkawi. Despite being very close friends, they got into an argument one day at the wedding of their children. The giants grabbed the nearest items around them, which were pots and pans. In the fracas, a pot of curry fell on the spot of Kuah town, which is why its name means gravy in Malay.
Other populated landmarks such as Ayer Hangat (Hot Water) and Belanga Pecah (Broken Crockery) were created in a similar fashion. As the story goes, the giants realised their mistake and agreed to be ‘turned’ into mountains as atonement. Also if you notice nestled in between the two mountains is a tiny hill called Gunung Mat Sawar. Mat Sawar was the meditator for the warring duo, and agreed to be turned into a mountain as well to continue watching over them, completing this fetching story. At 850 m high, the mountain is the highest in Langkawi, offering a spectacular view of the island. There is also teahouse, an art gallery and a small museum at the peak.
Situated at the north-western tip of the peninsula, Langkawi is one of Malaysia’s most tourist-visited destinations. A cluster of 99 islands – most of which are little more than deserted, tiny atolls – Langkawi is dominated by the 478sqkm Pulau Langkawi and is situated 30km off the west coast mainland. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 18:00
- Location: Kampung Mawat, Mukim Ulu Melaka (17km northwest of Kuah)
- Address: +603 955 6055
The Kilim river brims with life; hornbills, Brahminy Kites and the giant sea eagles reside in the sky while mudskippers and colourful crabs climb across coastal vines, the deer and squirrels darting about the trees. To appreciate the scenery, a cruise along the river of this fabulous nature park is highly recommended. There are many blue lagoons and caves just waiting to be explored! Spanning an area of 100 sq. km, this park is not to be missed. Read More...
- Location: Kilim jetty