A duty free island paradise in the Northern Malaysian coast, Langkawi is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region for many good reasons. Whether it is a laid back getaway or a luxurious trip you look for, here are some suggestions on what to see in Langkawi.
Langkawi Sky Bridge
One cannot start describing Langkawi without a mention of the Sky Bridge. The bridge deck is at a height of 660 metres and is reachable by a cable car ride. The bridge offers stunning views of the surrounding island jungles and the Indian Ocean beyond.
Timings: 10AM to 7PM Monday to Thursday, 9.30AM to 7PM Friday to Sunday
Dataran Lang (Eagle Square)
An iconic landmark of Langkawi, the Eagle Square or Dataran Lang is a massive 12 metre statue of an eagle about to take flight. Eagle Square is a beautifully designed and lively area where you can relax in the cafes and restaurants that adorn the place.
Timings: Evenings during summer is a great time to visit
Be prepared for a stirring experience as you get up close with some of the rarest and most fascinating marine species including penguins, sharks and giant rays. This fascinating venue is a must-see in Langkawi.
Timings: 10AM to 6PM Daily
The highest peak in the island, Gunung Raya is also home to most of the region’s wildlife. This naturally rich area makes for a wonderful trek up, where you will be rewarded with mesmerizing views of the island at the summit. A visit here is one of the things to do in Langkawi.
Taman Lagenda is a theme park that showcases the folktales and legends of Langkawi in an entertaining and innovative way through various exhibitions and monuments. A scenic site with colourful local plants and fruit trees, this is a must-visit place when visiting Langkawi.
Timings: 9AM to 7PM Daily
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
One of the island’s best natural attractions, the Telaga Tujuh waterfalls is surrounded by beautiful flowering plants and exotic birds. Adventurous visitors can climb to the top while negotiating rocks and beautiful pools.
Langkawi is one of Asia’s favourite destinations for good reasons. With beaches, forests, amazing hospitality and retail options, this island is a place where you can leave your troubles behind.