Langkawi Parks and Waterfalls
Langkawi Natural Attractions
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.
Air Terjun Temurun
The Temurun waterfalls are conveniently located in the Mat Cincang Nature Park of Datai, offering the ‘hot’ visitor refreshing waters from the mountains. The waters cascade down a 30 m drop, forming a nice pool below which you can swim in. This is indeed a spectacular waterfall to visit, but only when it isn’t the dry season as the waterfall will flow to a trickle during this period.
CHOGM Park is a whitewashed concrete structure set in a ten-acre park built to commemorate the 1989 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. A contrived tourist attraction, it is adjacent to Al-Hana Mosque in Kuah, and has a collection of Commonwealth flags flying as a sort of promotional tool. Read More...
- Opening Hours: All Day
- Location: Jalan Persiaran Putra (beside Al-Hana Mosque)
- Tel: +604 966 7789 (Langkawi Tourist Information Centre)
Durian Perangin Falls
This 14-tier waterfall flows down the slopes of Mount Raya, along the way, dotted with unique rock formations and immersed with crystal-clear water. A rich variety of vegetation grows abundantly around the falls. Just a short distance away are some hot springs in Kampung Ayer Hangat.
Gunung Mat Cincang is probably Langkawi’s best-known mountain, aside from its neighbour Gunung Raya. At 850m high, it is the second highest mountain in Langkawi and offers some pretty spectacular views of the island. It is home to the famous cable car that carries passengers 709m above sea level to the apex.
Besides enjoying the spectacular views of the forested and craggy sides of Mount Cincang, on a clear day you can see all the way to the mainland and southwest Thailand. Besides that, at the top of Gunung Mat Cincang you can also have a buffet dinner at the restaurant. Read More...
- Tel: +604 959 4225 (Cable Car)
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. Read More...
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park Langkawi, spanning almost 100 square kilometres, is noteworthy for mangrove swamps, pristine beaches, and vertical karstic hills jutting out towards the Andaman Sea. Set along the northeast tip of Langkawi Island, the park is accessible within a five-minute drive from Tanjung Rhu Beach.
There’s a good variety of wildlife found in Kilim Karst Geoforest Park Langkawi, ranging from otters and monitor lizards to macaques and tree crabs hiding amongst the thick mangroves. During the migratory seasons (September to March), you can spot birdlife of varying species, including kingfishers, white-bellied fish eagles and kite eagles. Read More...
- Location: 3 kilometres northeast of Tanjung Rhu Beach
- Tel: +604 9600 600
- Price Range: RM200 – RM500 for a boat and tour guide
Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise is a five-acre park along Jalan Ayer Hangat. Officially launched in 2002, it is a tropical garden with 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. The 10,000sqm complex has over 1,500 birds that fly freely, with sections that strongly resemble the natural habitats of each different species of birdlife. The Langkawi Bird Paradise is the first fully covered wildlife park in Asia. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:30 – 18:00
- Address: Lot 1485, Jalan Ayer Hangat, Kampung Belanga Pecah
- Tel: +604 966 5855
Located beside the Kuah jetty, Lagenda Langkawi Dalam Taman is a beautifully landscaped folklore-themed park. Opened in 1996, the open-air ‘garden museum’ faces the Kuah waterfront and colourful statues, with signboards in English detailing the myths associated with specific sculptures are spread out across the park. The 50-hectare compound has a total of 17 colourful sculptures depicting Langkawi legends including legends of heroic giants, mythical birds, evil ogres and beautiful princesses. 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
- Price Range: Free
The Rice Garden Museum is a gallery in Laman Padi with a collection of artefacts, photos, charts and tools on the history of rice cultivation in Langkawi. Set in Pantai Cenang, opposite Bon Ton Resort, it is divided into the Heritage Gallery, Paddy Gallery, Herb Garden and Garden of Variety.
Opened in June 1999, the Rice Garden Museum is a good place to spend an afternoon. The Heritage Gallery has a series of displays on the sequence of activities pertaining to rice planting; meanwhile the Paddy Gallery is a viewing deck with breathtaking views of a multi-tiered rooftop rice garden. The Herb Garden and Garden of Variety sections are places where you can actually try your hand at rice farming. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00 everyday
- Address: Laman Padi, Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang
- Tel: +604 955 4312
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
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls is billed as the island’s most wonderful natural attraction. 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.
Managed by the Berjaya Leisure (part of the bigwig Berjaya Group), there is an ugly pipeline that runs next to the pools and the waterfall goes all the way to the Berjaya Langkawi Beach Resort. This development has resulted in reducing the water flow at the pools during the wet season to a reserved cascade and a trickle in dry season. Read More...
- Location: Gunung Mat Cincang in Kuah
- Tel: +604 966 7789