5 Best Things to Do in Kuah

Best Attractions in Kuah

While Kuah is more well-known for its multitude of duty-free shopping complexes, this bustling capital of Langkawi Island does have its charms and features a few landmark attractions. Some of the few attractions one can find in Kuah town include Langkawi’s most iconic manmade attraction, namely Dataran Lang or Eagle Square and Taman Lagenda Langkawi, a folklore-themed park, both of which are situated within walking distances from Kuah Jetty. Before heading to the sandy beaches of Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah for a splashing good time, check out our Top Five places to visit in Kuah, all of which make for great scenic photographs with friends and family.

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Dataran Lang

Dataran Lang, also known as Eagle Square, is one of Langkawi’s best known manmade attractions, where a massive sculpture of an eagle poised to take flight is displayed atop an elevated platform. A sight that greets visitors to the island via ferry, the 12 metre-tall statue is one of the island’s most instantly recognisable monuments. Located at the southeast corner of Pulau Langkawi, besides offering beautiful views of Kuah Bay, Dataran Lang has beautiful miniature fountains, terraces and bridges, making it the ideal place for those postcard-perfect holiday photos. The square is also a good place to watch ferries ply across the harbour but plan a trip here early in the morning or late in the evening when the sun is at its least intense. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily
  • Location: Near to Kuah Jetty
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Al-Hana Mosque

Al-Hana Mosque is billed as the largest and most popular mosque in Langkawi. A peach-and-gold structure situated to the west of the picturesque Lagenda Langkawi Dalam Taman, along Persiaran Putra, the mosque is topped with a gold onion-shaped dome and enjoys a great location close to the waterfront. Also known as Masjid Al- Hana, it is located in Kuah and the whitewashed shrine is close to many of the island’s best-known tourist attractions including Dataran Lang and the Kompleks Jeti Pelancongan. Plus, it is only a short walk away from many of Kuah’s duty-free stores. Featuring Moorish-style architecture, Masjid Al-Hana is not as ornate as some of Malaysia’s other mosques but the structure is definitely eye-catching. Read More...

  • Address: Persiaran Putra, Kuah
  • Tel: +604 955 4312
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Gunung Raya

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Gunung Raya

The highest peak in Langkawi at about 881 metres, Gunung Raya 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. Bird watchers can also find many species of exotic birds such as the white-bellied sea eagle and hornbill in Gunung Raya. The mountain is accessible by road - it is a 40-minute drive to the peak, which houses a museum, a park and the MEASAT Satellite Control Centre. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily
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Located beside the Kuah jetty, Lagenda Langkawi Dalam Taman is a beautifully landscaped folklore-themed park. At the entrance of the park is Gondwana Wall – a mountainous formation to the south west of Langkawi, which towers over Burau Bay. Opened in 1996, the open-air ‘garden museum’ faces the Kuah waterfront and has a total of 17 colourful sculptures (with signboards in English) depicting Langkawi legends including legends of heroic giants, mythical birds, evil ogres and beautiful princesses. Taman Lagenda Langkawi also houses four manmade lakes as well as a narrow strip of beach and walking trails which are popular spots for local joggers. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 19:00
  • Tel: +603 966 4223
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Langkawi Crystal

Langkawi Crystal

Langkawi Crystal, situated five kilometres away from Kuah, is a highly reputable crystal ware production company on Langkawi Island. Established in 1996, Langkawi Crystal is Malaysia’s only glass-blowing works which shuns the mass-production moulds of most major European producers. Travellers are welcomed to pay a visit to the factory and see how the individual crystal ware are produced and handcrafted to make it truly unique. Langkawi Crystal offers a wide array of custom made products which make great souvenirs for loved ones back home, ranging from home decoration, fashion jewellery, watches, pewter, crystal plaques, and acrylics to handbags and purses adorned with Swarovski crystals.

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