As a cultural and culinary destination, Langkawi represents thousands of tastes and tales, and in its own way is a diorama of the South East Asian region. Enjoy the unique Langkawi culture with these sites and experiences.
Sunset Dinner Cruise
Culture tours in Langkawi cannot get better than the Sunset Dinner Cruise as you get to indulge in the finest and freshest cuisine while watching the sun set over the islands from your seat in a catamaran sailing on the calm seas.
Learn about rice cultivation in Langkawi’s Laman Padi, a rice garden with other attractions like herb gardens and museum galleries explaining the processes of rice growing. An integral part of culture in Langkawi, rice-growing was the dominant industry before the tourism boom. Laman Padi also houses 2 restaurants and a spa.
Timings: 10AM to 6PM All Days
Atma Alam Batik Art Village
Discover different forms of local art in Langkawi at the Atma Alam Batik Art Village, which provide visitors with a learning experience too. There are Batik art workshops, galleries and handicraft displays as you get to witness this unique art form up close.
Pisang Handicraft and Art Village
At the Pisang Handicraft and Art Village you can discover the local art methods and have a wonderful learning experience while also doing some shopping. Pick up unique locally made souvenirs and jewellery including famous Borneo pearls.
Timings: 9.30AM to 6.30PM All Days (Friday Closed)
Langkawi was once ruled by Siamese rulers and this island has a strong Thai influence in many aspects of the culture, especially in its cuisine. Food in Langkaw has many Thai influences and there are many Thai restaurants that serve their blend of delicious cuisine that borrow both Thai and Malay ingredients and cooking styles.
Mahsuri’s Tomb & Cultural Complex
The story of Mahsuri is one of the most legendary and sombre tales of Langkawi and the cultural complex around Mahsuri’s tomb is a great way for visitors to learn this important piece of culture in Langkawi.
Timings: 8AM to 6PM All Days
Beneath its polished and touristy appearance, Langkawi is a place of old culture and history with its own niche in art and cuisine. Make sure that your trip includes a taste of the region’s vibrant culture.