A breathtakingly beautiful beach destination in Malaysia, Langkawi can easily be called a painter’s imagination and a photographer’s delight. The awesome beaches and the lush natural beauty of the place offer one of the most intoxicating experiences to a traveler.
With a sparse population of 64,792, Langkawi, which in colloquial Malaya means reddish brown eagle, offers a contrast to the hectic schedule of city life.
Langkawi offers an interesting canvas of unique sight-seeing options. If you chance to visit this paradisiacal island – a 45-minute flight-ride from Kuala Lumpur – listed below are the places you just cannot afford to miss.
Langkawi Cable Car: Panorama Langkawi is situated on the southwest coast of Langkawi island. The cable car ride takes the visitors almost 708 meters above sea level. A distance of 2.2 km is completed in this journey that links the Base Station at the foothill of Machinchang Mountain to Top Station at the mountain summit.
Al-Hana Mosque: Located in Kuah, this mosque features intricate Moorish architecture. Even though surrounded by the din of city life, this mosque manages to maintain its calm and solitude and hence it is a perfect place for worshippers to pray here. A combination of motifs and carvings from Uzbekistan and Malay, this mosque also happens to be the largest in the island as well.
Dataran Lang: This awe-inspiring place boasts of a massive 12-metre tall monument of a sea eagle preparing for flight. Called ‘Eagle Square’ beside Kuah Jetty, this monument acts like a welcoming gesture to visitors to this island.
Lagenda Langkawi Dalam Taman: Just beside the Kuah jetty, Lagenda Langkawi Dalam Taman is a delightful theme park that has splendid landscape. The open-air ‘garden museum’ was opened in 1996 and faces the Kuah waterfront and colorful statues. The signboards give the detailed information in English about the myths associated with specific sculptures in the park. The 50-hectare compound has a total of 17 colorful sculptures depicting Langkawi legends including legends of heroic giants, mythical birds, evil ogres and beautiful princesses.
Underwater World: Underwater World in Langkawi boasts of housing more than 100 specially designed tanks and over 500 species of animals and sea creatures. The complex is divided into three sections – Tropical Rainforest, Temperate and Sub-Antarctic and had been voted the 1996/1997 Best Manmade Tourist Attraction in Malaysia by the Tourism Malaysia Awards.
Mahsuri Tomb: It is a historical complex that houses the shrine of a Malay princess who was unjustly accused of adultery and sentenced to death. One of the attractions of the place is a theatre, where musical programs happen. There are also a few food shops for the visitors to relax and refresh themselves.
The Spa at Casa del Mar: This place is located in Pantai Cenang, and offers an amazing spa to the visitors using traditional remedies that have passed down from generations. The spas have an eclectic mix of modern and traditional elements that give tranquility to the stressed visitors.
Sungai Kilim Nature Park: This tour will enable the visitors a close encounter with Langkawi’s famous kites and sea eagles as well as some spectacular mangrove swamps. The boats are located at the pier and they take the visitors down on a ride across the winding river to the swamps where you they would be delighted to witness a strange mix of lush flora and fauna. [Article View] : 4600