Langkawi, famous as the Jewel of Kedah is dotted with gorgeous beaches, lush green rainforests, and awesome waterfalls.
The wide variety of wildlife and those bizarre rock formations are just a few of the many reasons why you should make a trip to Langkawi. It is hard to resist the lure of the expansive parks, popular beach destinations and natural landscapes for any traveler. Also, Langkawi has some of the most beautiful beaches in Malaysia.
If you’re heading to this gorgeous island destination, be sure to check out these beautiful resorts in Langkawi. Apart from just the beaches, the massive island is world renowned for its forest parks, exciting nightlife and excellent diving opportunities as well. Not just for the honeymooners, but it is also the perfect place for a family vacation because there are many things to do in Langkawi with kids. All you need to do is look for some good booking hotel online rates and start planning and packing for the trip.
The right time to visit the island is between December and March. Many of the great attractions of Langkawi are placed well within the main island that can be best explored by rented vehicle.
Top Places to Visit in Langkawi, Malaysia
Langkawi Cable Car and the Langkawi Sky Bridge
Enjoy an awesome ride on a cable car that takes you to the summit of Mount Mat Cincang. Once there, enjoy breathtaking views of the Andaman sea and the towering peaks.The Skybridge is another engineering marvel. The curved pedestrian bridge about 125 meter-long offers an exhilarating experience and view of the verdant Telaja Tujuh waterfalls, Gunung Mat Cincang and several islets that surround Langkawi. The sturdy bridge is fitted with double steel railings and covered by an enclosed wire mesh. Check out this post for more information about Langkawi Cable Car and Skybridge.
Langkawi Sky Bridge can contain up to 250 people at a time. Once you reach the top of Machincang mountain, the views are absolutely stunning. Just look for the best hotel in Langkawi on Traveloka that takes care of your lodging needs and enjoy
Underwater World Langkawi showcases more than 500 species of sea creatures including seahorses, seals, rockhopper penguins, mandarin ducks, and flamingos.
A 15-meter walkthrough underwater tunnel is the highlight of the Underwater World, from where you can get a close-up view of sharks, green turtles, and giant stingrays. The 60,000 sq. Ft. building lodges over four thousand fish and marine creatures., There are separate sections for birds and animals as well and based on different themes such as Temperate, Sub-Antarctic, Tropical Rainforest, Ponds, Corals and more.
Gunung Raya is hailed as the highest peak in Langkawi at an altitude of 881 meters. According to an old legend, the mountain was made because of a cursed form of a giant called Mat Raya.
The dense rainforest on the peak is home to a wide range of wildlife such as leaf monkeys, macaque monkeys, flying foxes, mountain hawk eagles, squirrels and great hornbills. It is a popular destination for hikers and trekkers. The road winds its way up the mountain and passes through thick forest. One gets to enjoy panoramic views whenever there is a clearing.
Pulau Payar Marine Park
Pulau Payar Marine Park is a popular spot for snorkeling and diving. A45 minutes away from Kuah Jetty and located 30km south of Langkawi Island, you can either take a speedboat or a catamaran to get there.
The park has well developed surrounding water areas and few other islands. Enjoy swimming at the beaches amidst the beautiful scenic settings. You can feed the baby sharks, or just relax and laze on the beaches.
Paradise 3D Museum
Paradise 3D Museum boasts of more than 200 impressive artworks that appear lifelike when photographed. It is the second3D art largest in the world and the largest 3D art museum in Malaysia. Enjoy exploring nine different interactive zones on safari, fantasy, classic, optical illusion, aquatic, Egyptian, and Malaysian.
The best part of this unique attraction is that it is situated next to the iconic Langkawi Cable Car.
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