Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah, is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, north of Peninsular Malaysia. The island isn’t just a tropical island, but a natural beauty, rich in cultural heritage and offers visitors once-in-lifetime experiences that only Langkawi has. Also, Langkawi is a duty-free heaven, where visitors can buy inexpensive alcohol, cigarettes and chocolate.
1. Majestic Eagle Statue at Dataran Lang
Dataran Lang, or Eagle Square, is where Langkawi’s proudest icon stands majestic. The large 12-metre-tall sculpture of an eagle poised to take flight, is unmissable. The eagle represents the island as the name “Langkawi” came from helang (eagle) and kawi (the reddish brown in colour of the eagle).
Located in Kuah Jetty, on southeast corner of Pulau Langkawi, Dataran Lang is the ideal place for photos with fountains, bridges and the eagle structure in the background. More info
2. Cable Car up to the Langkawi Sky Bridge
Langkawi Sky Bridge offers you the experience of walking on a sky-high suspended bridge that is built on the peak of Mount Mat Cincang (Gunung Mat Cincang). At 2,300 ft (700m) above sea level, the 410 ft-long (125m) curved pedestrian bridge can be reached by Langkawi Cable Car. SkyCab is the steepest cable car ride in the world that takes visitors up 708m above sea level to Langkawi’s second highest peak, Mount Mat Cincang. More info
3. Swim with the Sharks at Pulau Payar Marine Park
Langkawi’s Pulau Payar Marine Park is one of Malaysia’s most beautiful and popular site to snorkel and scuba-dive. Located about 35 km away from the main Langkawi island, Pulau Payar is covered in dense vegetation and is completely uninhabited.
Besides its colourful marine life, the main attraction of Pulau Payar is the baby Blacktip Reef sharks. Visitors are allowed to feed and swim with the baby sharks. Pulau Payar is one of the few places in Malaysia to provide the experience to get upclose to these wild sea beasts in their natural habitat. More info
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