Langkawi - one of Malaysia's west coast superstars - is an archipelago of 99 islands surrounded by turquoise waters. Dominated by Langkawi Island, it is one of Malaysia's most-visited corners, with white-sand beaches and thick jungles. Featuring a striking landscape, the island also plays host to an assortment of historic sites as well as several attractions.
The Langkawi Discovery Day Tour is a good way to explore the main island's offerings; start the day with a visit to Eagle Square - Langkawi’s sprawling 19-acre landmark with a giant bronze eagle statue. Afterwards, take a short walk over to the Jetty Point where you can find kiosks selling souvenirs; later explore Kuah’s duty-free shopping scene.
The next stop on the itinerary takes you on a relaxing drive down to the Galleria Perdana, a museum dedicated to Malaysia's fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir - it's a really good way to see symbols of the country's multilateral ties. Next you’ll be brought to Oriental Village, home of the cable car - gondola-style cabs that take you from the foot of Gunung Machinchang to its apex; it’s an excellent means of viewing Langkawi's thick greenery and also to get a bird's eye view of the Telaga Tujuh waterfalls and outlying islets. The last stop on the tour is Underwater World - this manmade giant fish tank is one of Southeast Asia's biggest aquatic and freshwater aquaria as well as an indelibly popular Langkawi attraction - especially for families with children.