Langkawi is a marvelous island that conceals a lot of mysteries. Its combination of undisturbed nature and modern amusement parks, mangrove forests and diving centers, noisy markets and romantic beaches will surely surprise you. This place will become special for those who love spending time in the open air. Unexplored and stunning beauty of the nature is undoubtedly the main asset of the island. Though, of course, there are some sights that are worth a visit while staying on the island. Langkawi is saturated with legends and every part of the island has its unique history. Now we offer you to check out 6 most amazing attractions of the island, which are strongly recommended to include into your travel tour!
This sight is very significant for the island, although it doesn’t depict something special. A red-brown eagle is the symbol of the island. In fact, Langkawi has a large colony of sea eagles, and it’s difficult not to notice them. The monument is located next to the quay in Kuah Town within a short distance from Jetty Point Mall. You can take nice pictures there, especially during the sunset and take a romantic stroll at night.
This theme park is situated in the Kuah town next to the quay and the Eagle Square. You can go there not simply to admire its beauty, but also to learn there a lot of interesting facts, since many statues in the park tell the legends of the island, which are written in English on the tablets. Except for the colorful sculptures depicting Langkawi legends there are four artificial lakes, as well as a narrow beach and walking trails.
The lake is one of the natural mysteries of Langkawi, which is located within 15-minute drive on a motor boat from Langkawi on Pulau Dayang Bunting Island. What is the lake so remarkable for? It consists of the rainwater, and is located on a small island in the midst of the sea. The lake is quite suitable for swimming; however, the local legend says that a giant white crocodile inhabits its waters. According to another legend, the lake has miraculous healing properties. It is considered that the woman who bathes in the lake is to get pregnant within the coming year under condition, of course, that she is willing that herself.
Pulau Dayang Bunting is located about 17 km southward of Kuah. It takes about 20 minutes by boat from Pantai Tengah beach.
Probably everyone has heard about the famous Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls. However, it is not the only waterfall that you can find on the island. Temurun waterfall is located in the Mat Chinchang Nature Park. Its waters are falling down from the height of 30 meters, forming a nice pool for swimming. It is a seasonal waterfall, which is best to be visited in September and October, during the dry season the waterfall is flowing in a thin stream.
The waterfall is located in a short distance from Datai resort, about 42 km from Kuah. Of course, the best way to get there is a rental car, which you can reserve beforehand at the low rate at Langkawi Airport.
The mountain is located in the center of Langkawi and with its height of 882 meters above the sea level it is considered the highest point of the island. Towering over all other natural formations of Langkawi, Gunung Raya looks majestic and impressive.
Like most of the other attractions of Langkawi, this huge mountain is also associated with myths and legends. A paved road is leading to the mountain peak, where you can enjoy incredible views. You will be charged for the access to the observation deck. It is nice to witness the sunrise from the mountain peak.
The Oriental village always meets big crowds of tourists. Some of them come there to familiarize with the mode of life of the residents of a typical Malaysian village. Another reason for such a big popularity of the village is availability of a great number of duty-free shops.
Inside of the village tourists can purchase the souvenirs and try exotic dishes at the restaurants of Asian cuisine. Traditional music, local artists and theater performances are also waiting for you there.
Soft white sand and clear water are making the island so popular among the tourists. The uproar is not typical for this island. On the contrary, it is a nice place for sunbathing and swimming in the refreshing clear water without being disturbed.
A visit to Pulau Beras Basah is included to Island Hopping Tours, which is the most popular tour of Langkawi. Almost every tour operator and almost all the hotels near Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah offer this tour, which will allow you to stay on the island for one hour. In case you’d like to stay longer there, you should rent a boat at Awana Porto Malai dock.
Due to the good visibility under the waters near the island, make sure you bring the necessary equipment for snorkeling there!
Well, now you know what places you shouldn’t miss when visiting Langkawi. Though, even if you think that your time will not be enough time to check out all of the mentioned sights, do not despair, because it will be a great occasion to come back there again and get closer acquainted with the nature of the amazing Langkawi Island!
Lily Berns is a travel writer. She uses every chance she gets to travel around the world with her family and friends. Experiencing new places and cultures, meeting new people and learning something new every day – is her life motto.