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  • Top 10 Attractions in Pantai Kok

    Best Places to Explore in Pantai Kok

    Pantai Kok has the most number of impressive tourist attractions on Langkawi Island. Besides relaxing on its clean-as-a-whistle beach, visitors can also head to the elaborate Oriental Village located just at the foothill of Gunung Mat Chincang. Even though Langkawi is a small island, this quarter of the island is well-frequented for its unique waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, as well as a harbour that has plenty of dining options and nocturnal entertainment. Our Top Ten Attractions in Pantai Kok are essential to any visitor’s travel itinerary so we highly recommend renting a car or motorcycle since these attractions are spread out over Pantai Kok’s rather wide expanse.

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    Langkawi Cable Car is an exhilarating (or terrifying for acrophobic visitors) 15-minute ride to the top of mount Mat Cincang, offering breathtaking views of the misty mountains, tiny islands and the turquoise Andaman Sea. Located in The Oriental Village in the upper northwest of Langkawi Island, near Pantai Kok, visitors take a short stroll through the village which has a pleasant oriental garden and several souvenir shops. Langkawi Cable Car takes visitors all the way up to Mount Mat Cincang, Langkawi’s second highest peak at 708 metres, where visitors can enjoy the cool breeze, enjoy the view, and of course take lots of photos on the observatory deck. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 – 19:00, Wednesday 12:00 – 19:00, Friday – Sunday 09:30 – 19:00
    • Address: Cable Car Station, Oriental Village, Burau Bay
    • Tel: +604 959 4225
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    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 Cincang. It may sound like a cliché but it is really true – the views from here are simply stunning – great for those Kodak moments! Located 2,300ft above sea level, the Sky Bridge is easily accessible by the Langkawi Cable Car. The journey to the top starts out at the Oriental Village in the upper northwest of Langkawi Island, near Pantai Kok. Once the cable car gets going it gets a little chilly as winds flow through the ventilation slits at the top, so put on a sweater beforehand. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 20:00
    • Location: Jalan Telaga Tujuh, Teluk Burau
    • Tel: +604 959 4225
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    Oriental Village is best known as the home of the Langkawi Cable Car and Sky Bridge. It is a themed open-air complex with a huge lake in the centre and an art gallery, animal exhibits, clothes, souvenir and handicraft stores spread out around it plus a few local and international restaurants. Located in Pantai Kok towards Langkawi’s western side (past the airport at Padang Matsirat) the Oriental Village is usually busy with visitors. Most tours of the island include trips to the complex, especially since this is where the ticket booth for the Cable Car and Sky Bridge is. Queues are a common sight for most of the galleries and attractions, especially in the mid morning and early afternoon. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 19:00
    • Address: Oriental Village, Burau Bay
    • Tel: +604 959 3099
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    Telaga Harbour Park is located on the road heading west past Langkawi International Airport. A dramatic 27-acre bay with berthing facilities, the harbour is noteworthy for Perdana Quay, a boardwalk just opposite the marina featuring restaurants and pubs that really draw in the crowds at nights. Telaga Harbour Park used to be a small fishing village but is now a well-developed township that is home to transient and home base yachts as well as mega yachts and is the only such harbour town in the region. Telaga Harbour Park’s collection of eateries that offer authentic Italian, Russian, Japanese and Spanish fare is unquestionably popular, especially amongst western visitors. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 01:00
    • Address: 1, Telaga Harbour Park, Pantai Kok
    • Tel: +604 959 2202
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    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. Adventure enthusiasts can brave the steep climb to the top of the waterfalls, past huge rocks and through the seven pools. Visitors are highly advised to follow the safety regulations. It is a journey that will take approximately 45 minutes and hikers can sometimes spot long-tailed macaques, majestic hornbills and huge squirrels peeking out from the treetops. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily
    • Location: Gunung Mat Cincang, Pantai Kok
    • Tel: +604 966 7789
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    Gunung Mat Cincang is one of Langkawi’s best-known mountains, aside from its neighbour Gunung Raya. At 850 metres in height, it is the second highest mountain in Langkawi and offers some pretty spectacular views of the island. It is home to the famous Langkawi Cable Car which carries passengers 709m above sea level to the apex in just 15 minutes. Besides enjoying the spectacular views of the forested and craggy sides of Mount Cincang, visitors can even see all the way to the mainland and southwest Thailand during clear days. The top of Gunung Mat Cincang also houses a restaurant for guests to grab a quick bite before descending back to the mountain base. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily
    • Location: Pantai Kok
    • Tel: +604 966 7789
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    Langkawi Bird Paradise is a five-acre park situated 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 also the first fully covered wildlife park in Asia. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily 08:30 – 18:00
    • Address: 1485, Jalan Ayer Hangat, Kampung Belanga Pecah
    • Tel: +604 966 5855
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    Island Horses is an equestrian centre located near Telaga Harbour Park, right at the foothill of Gunung Mat Cincang, Pantai Kok. The only riding centre in Malaysia to offer a two-hour long mountain-trail horse riding – a 75-kilometre tropical jungle track – Island Horses is a good option for visitors who want to spend time within the lush jungle without the struggles of hiking. Young children and inexperienced riders can opt for the fun rides on lead rope for about an hour, where horses are led by Island Horses staff on foot, providing one-on-one attention to both horse and rider. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 07:00 – 11:00 & 15:00 – 18:00
    • Address: The Perdana Stables, Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, Langkawi
    • Tel: +604 959 4753 or +6012 511 0039
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    Langkawi Crocodile Farm houses one of the largest numbers of crocodile and alligator species gathered together in the world. Here, reptiles range from newborns to world record-holders, including Bujang Kawi, the oldest croc born without teeth: he weighs over 454kg (1,000lbs) and is over four metres long. Also known as Taman Buaya Langkawi, the Langkawi Crocodile Farm is spread across 20 acres and situated near Datai Bay, just 32km north of Kuah. Nothing quite compares to an afternoon spent in the company of its more than 1,000 crocodiles: watching, feeding, and fearing these reptiles will make for an unforgettable day out and a trip here is practically a must. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 18:00
    • Location: Teluk Datai
    • Tel: +604 959 2559
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    Langkawi Craft Complex is a massive tourist complex that showcases a wide array of traditional Malaysian handicrafts, plus it conducts demonstrations on crafts-making methods such as weaving, batik painting, wood carving and plaiting. Established in 1966, the Langkawi Craft Complex is divided into several sections. One of its most noteworthy onsite exhibitions is the one devoted to local legends plus the display of traditional wedding ceremony exhibits is a pleasant eye-opener for visitors who are not familiar with the local beliefs and traditions. Langkawi Craft Complex is a 20-minute drive from the Langkawi Cable Car, just past Pantai Pasir Hitam (Black Sand Beach). Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 18:00
    • Location: Teluk Yu, Mukim Bohor
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