Do not Miss these Top Tourist Attractions in Langkawi
One of the most beautiful beach destinations in the world, Langkawi in Malaysia is a beauty that lures visitors from all over the globe. Named the Jewel of Kedah, the 104- island archipelago is settled in the middle of the Andaman Sea. The picturesque beauty and the relaxed pace is what tempts you to plan a holiday to Langkawi but that is not all. You never have to wonder what to do in Langkawi as you will have option at your access. The beautiful massive island is home to historical attractions, things to do, mouthwatering gastronomy, excellent diving opportunities, exciting nightlife and dirt-cheap shopping.
If you are planning a trip to this Malaysian paradise, here is our list of tourist attractions in Langkawi that you must not miss:
Langkawi Sky Bridge
The Langkawi Sky Bridge located at the ‘end’ of the Cable Car ride is one the island’s most prized tourist attraction. Its highlight is a 410ft-long curved pedestrian bridge above Mount Mat Cinchang. The view from the sky bridge is simply stunning, perfect for those memorable moments of your holiday. Located at 2,300ft above sea level, the Sky Bridge is real up in the sky making the views totally mesmerizing. To get to the bridge you need to ride the Cable Car. Without a word of doubt, it is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Langkawi.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 20:00
Entrance fee is needed.
Dataran Lang (Eagle Square)
A popular landmark, the Dataran Lang, also known as the Eagle Square, is one of the must see places in Langkawi. The manmade attraction is a 12 meter-tall sculpture of an eagle with its wings wide open imitating the pose of taking flights. Apart from enjoying beautiful views of Kuah Bay, there are beautiful fountains, terraces and bridges. People come here to relax and watch the ferries ply across the harbor in the evening. Spend some time people watching and the world go by, it’s quite therapeutic and also you can get those postcard-perfect holiday photos.
Langkawi Cable Car
The prized allure of the Malaysian Island, The Langkawi Cable Car is one of the best attractions here. The cable car takes you through an amazing 15-minutes’ ride to the top of Mt Mat Cincang. The cable car had the record of being on the list of the steepest cable car gradients in the world. The vertiginous ride offers aerial views of the mountain flora, sea, rainforests, islets, waterfalls, and even the wildlife.
The 2.1 km ride to the top of the 708 meter-tall peak takes you to enjoy pure mountain air and take photos of the panoramic views from the observatory deck. Do not miss a ride, it is one of the best things to do in Langkawi.
The paradisiacal bliss of this island is only complete with a discovery of the underwater world. Imagine getting to explore the marine world without actually descending down to the waters. The Underwater World, is one of the top tourist attractions in Langkawi. Get a look of the incredible beauty of under the sea. A 15m glass walkway tunnel at the Underwater World introduces to almost 200 species of sea creatures including sharks, giant stingrays, green turtles and many others up-close. Also check out the Educational Resource Centre, the cafeteria and a three-dimensional (3D) theatre to add to the entertainment.
Gunung Raya is the highest peak in Langkawi at an altitude of 881 m above sea level. The views from the mountain peak is absolutely breathtaking as you can have a glance of the entire island from here. According to fables, the mountain is, in fact, the cursed form of the giant Mat Raya who once inhabited the island. The rainforests on the mountain is highly popular. It is home to flying foxes, macaque monkeys, white-bellied eagles, mountain-hawk eagles, great hornbills, and several other species of wildlife. Trek to the high peaks, it is one of the top things to do in Langkawi.
Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise
Listed among the places to not miss in Langkawi, next we come to the Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise. Spread over an area of 5.5 acres, the park has created an ambiance of a tropical rainforest. It’s a treat for nature lovers. A sanctuary of over 2,500 exotic birds of 150 different species, the avians are from different parts of the world. Canaries, ducks, parakeets, owls, eagles, toucans, hornbills, flamingos and even peacocks grace the park. Adding to the excitement, there is a walk-in aviary where you can pet and feed the birds and a 15 meter-tall manmade waterfall.
Pulau Payar Marine Park
One of the best places in Malaysia, the Pulau Payat Marine Park is one of the places you must not miss on your holiday in Langkawi. The scattered emerald green islands that make up Pulau Payat Marine Park is one of the national treasures of the country. An ideal choice for a day outing, here spend a leisurely day. Go snorkeling or scuba diving, laze on the white sand beaches, observe the beauty, and marvel at colorful marine life and spectacular coral reefs. Escape to heavenly beauty for a day. It is the closet experience of a paradise on Earth.
Paradise 3D Museum
The second largest 3D museum in the world, the Paradise 3D Museum is one of the prized tourist attractions in Langkawi. With over 200 astonishing artworks that appear almost alive when photographed, it is unmissable for an art lover. Hand painted, collaborations of artists from Asia and even the world, the artwork is simply awe-inspiring for the guests. There are 9 zones inside the 3-storey building- optical illusion, aquatic, fantasy, castles, classics, safari, landscapes, Egyptian and Malaysian. A fun family attraction, spend a day mesmerized by the truly marvelous art creations.
A holiday in Langkawi is incomplete if you have not visited Taman Langeda. The park’s name translates to the ‘land of legends’ in Malay. Been themed on folklore and myths from the prehistoric era to the modern times, the beautifully landscaped open-air garden museum is one of the best places to see in Langkawi. The park can be explored on foot or in a buggy. The 17 colorful sculptures depict local legends that include tales of heroic giants, mythical birds, beautiful princesses and even evil characters. It’s a family picnic spot where you can have a great time.
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
A sight to behold, nicknamed the ‘home to fairies’ Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls is one of the natural treasures in the Malaysian Island. The seven wells waterfalls is named after the seven natural pools fed by seven separate falls in Gunung Mat Cincang. Hike up to the top of the waterfalls, take a dip in the cool waters or explore seven pools and past huge slippery rocks. The beauty is quite refreshing for a pleasant vacation. Picnic with your family and loved ones, click some memorable snaps, it is one of the places to not miss in Langkawi.
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park
A true gift of nature, the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park in Langkawi is unrivalled. Comprising of beautiful blue lagoons, mangrove forests and white beaches, it’s truly heavenly. The Bogak tree, Iguanas, Macaques and Tree Crabs add more value to its beauty. Enjoy the beautiful views of limestone rock formations that come out of the ground and of mangrove swamps and sea. Explore the Cave of Legends- Gua Cerita and Gua Kelawar. Bird watching is also a highlight at migratory species settled down here from September to March. Pay a visit to the park, it is one of the top things to do in Langkawi.