• Durian Perangin • Lankawi Crystal • Mahsuri
The main attraction of Durian Perangin is the attractive 14-tier waterfall
that cascades down from the slopes of nearby Gunung Raya. The unique rock
formation found around this area makes the place suitable for picnics and
relaxing dips in the cool, clear water. Every tier of the waterfall has its
own natural attributes which makes these natural pools unique.
Spectacular during the monsoon season around late September to early
October, when it rains a lot and the water level remains high. The swimming
pools are inviting, with cool water that is guaranteed to wash away the woes
of the weariest traveller and refresh him mind, body and soul.
The Durian Perangin area houses a wide variety of flora and fauna in the
surrounding lowland dipterocarp forest. The main plant species are rengas,
merapoh, periang, melunak, meranti temak, meranti jerit, rattans and palms.
These falls are along a turn-off about fifteen metres north of
kilometres along rough dirt track, and a ten minute walk through the forest
will lead you to the foot of the falls. It is advisable to wear comfortable
shoes with a good grip if you are planning a trip here.
Location: Nearby the Air Hangat Hot
Over time, what began as a humble glass-blowing house in 1996 has grown
into a highly reputable crystal ware production centre. Today, Langkawi
Crystal pieces are sought and collected for their unique design and
the mass-production moulds of many major European producers, every one of
the products is handcrafted, giving it an exciting free-from appearance
rarely encountered in crystal ware.
Visitors will find a wide range of skilfully crafted crystal items
including glasses, bowls, and other crystal ornamental items to suit every
occasion. There are also special collector's items for those who demand
exclusivity. Visitors will also get to witness the extraordinary
glass-blowing skills of craftsmen. You can also take the opportunity to try
your hand at glass-blowing skills here.
Open : 9am to 6 pm , Location : Along
Jalan Kisap, 5 km north of Kuah town
Makam Mahsuri (Mahsuri Mausoleum)
The Mausoleum marks the spot where Mahsuri was buried. According to legend
when Mahsuri lay dying after being executed over a false accusation of
adultery, she laid a curse on the island that it would not prosper for seven
the compound there are stalls selling all kinds of souvenirs. There is an
interesting replica of a Kedah traditional wooden house built on stilts. Its
interior if furnished with artefacts and furniture typical of those found
during the Mahsuri era. Also nearby is Mahsuri's Well, that is believed to
contain healing powers.
Location: Padang Hangus, about 12km
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