Sightseeing in Langkawi
The east coast of Pulau Langkawi (Langkawi Island) is fringed by dense mangrove swamps and limestone hills
and it is worth experiencing a river tour topped off by feeding
Scores of red eagles swoop down to claim their prize and it is a sight
to behold. Canopy or air trekking is another unique experience which involves abseiling or rappelling and
generally hanging from high branches up in the forest canopy is catching
on. And in Pulau Payar Marine Park 30km
south of Langkawi, you can dive in gin-blue waters, snorkel and actually
feed sharks well, okay, baby sharks.
Up in the cool highlands of Mt Gunung Raya
smack at the centre of Langkawi, hornbills can be occasionally sighted.
Another day excursion is island hopping to Pulau Dayang
Bunting, the Island of the Pregnant Maiden. It is a 15-minute boat
trip from Langkawi.
The highlight here is a cave haunted by a fearsome
banshee, and Tasik Dayang Bunting, a freshwater lake that apparently
bestows the gift of children to barren women who drink from it.
For the fabulous views, hitch a ride up the 708m Mt Mat Cincang on the
Langkawi Cable Car from Oriental
Village. Or walk up to one of the three
waterfalls Telaga Tujuh (Seven
Wells), Air Terjun Temurun, or Durian
(dry season though, there wont be much water). Budding equestrians and
children can trot off horseback through forests and villages.
And golfers can check in at the stunning
Datai Bay Golf Club, Gunung Raya Golf Resort, or the unpretentious
home-grown Langkawi Golf Club
The best recommendation would be to go for a half day or full day
private tour of the sights with a vehicle and driver / guide at your
disposal. This allows you to choose the places you want to go to and
those you can give a miss. Consult with the guide as to how best to
optimise your tour.
Another excellent option would to go for a Island Hopping Tour and to go
for a sunset dinner or cocktail cruise to top off an evening of leisure.
Langkawi Sights & Visits
Lang (Eagle Square)
Royal Langkawi Yacht Club
Al Hana Mosque
Padang Matsirat Batik Art Village
Aquabeat Water Theme Park
Mahsuri Memorial Burau Bay Underwater World
Padi Tengah & Cenang Beach
Langkawi North West I
Oriental Village Cable Car
Langkawi North West II
Telaga Tujuh (Seven Wells)
Golf Club Pantai
Hussein Art & Cultural Foundation
Langkawi Crocodile Farm Black Sand Beach
Kilim Nature Park
Langkawi Bird Paradise
Langkawi Central I
Langkawi Central II
Gunung Raya Golf Club
Sights & Visit Rating
Depending on the time you would have on your visit and stay in Langkawi.
This rating provides a guide as to what would be a worthwhile visit and
what could be given a miss.
Don't go out of your way to visit
It's OK - Visit if you got the time
Good & Definitely worth a visit
Very Good & Not to be missed
This is however is a general opinion and what may be
rated here as a 2 star may be considered a 3 or even a four star to some
and vise versa some may conclude our rating of a 4 star to be that of a
3 or even deserving a 2 star rating. Ultimately different people have a
right to different opinions and conclusions. Where a local might find it
interesting a foreigner would not and what a foreigner might might
interesting a local visitor would not.
Other than sightseeing, there are scenic beaches such as The Datai Bay,
Tanjung Rhu, Pantai Kok and Pantai Cenang; where beach and water sports
activities are available for the energetic - a choice of jet skis; para-sailing
or water skiing; organised island hopping and sail boats for private charter
or fishing trips.
Kilim River & Eagle Feeding
There is also adventure for people who would like to
some brilliant sailing and the flora & fauna of Langkawis out-lying
islands, without too much effort, and in exceptional style. The location
is perfection if you are looking to relax or whether you want to go out
and do things.
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