If you are visiting Malaysia, then you definitely need to have a stopover at Langkawi. This place is well known for its beautiful natural landscapes, iconic structures, and expansive parks, thereby catering to different ages. This huge island is also among the popular beach destinations of Malaysia and offers great fare, historical attractions, fabulous driving opportunities, dirt-cheap shopping, and exciting nightlife.
Top Attractions a Cebuano traveler can visit in Langkawi
The pristine beaches are Tanjung Rhu, Pantai Cenang and Datai Bay are considered to be among the world’s best-rated. The vast roads do provide better access to the vibrant beach towns. You need to come up with a comprehensive list of attractions to visit during the trip. Here are some of the top destinations to visit in Langkawi in Malaysia:
Langkawi Sky Bridge
This curved pedestrian sky bridge is about 125m in length and offers an exhilarating view of the beautiful Telaja Tujuh waterfalls, Gunung Mat Cincang including several islands that surround the region. It set above sea level by about 700m and is accessible using only the Cable Car ride to reach the final station. This sturdy bridge allows around 250 people to accommodate at the same time. Double steel railings are fitted along with enclosed wire mesh, including 2 triangular platforms allowing you to relax in the cool breeze that blows. It is open from Monday to Saturday. But check out the timings. It is located at Jalan Telega Tujuh in Teluk Burau.
Taking the cable car, you will be taken to the top part of Mt. Mat Cincang to provide you with breathtaking views of the waterfalls, islets, and rainforests. This journey begins at Oriental Village and you can find numerous stopovers that have open-air view decks throughout the ride. Towards the top is a bit chilly and hence will require you to carry along a sweater. The tall peak is about 708m once reached will allow you to relax, take a quick bite and check out the stalls that sell souvenirs and t-shirts. From the observatory deck, you can take plenty of photos to your heart fill. It is open from Monday to Saturday. But do check out the timings. It is located at Jalan Telega Tujuh at Teluk Burau.
Eagle Square (Dataran Lang)
This striking and majestic looking sculpture is 12m in height and is of an eagle that is ready to take flight. This sculpture is set up on an elevated platform. This prominent landmark in Kuah is very close to the Kuah Jetty, Taman Lagenda Dalam, and Jetty Point Mall. There are also present several duty-free shops and restaurants serving local cuisine. You can come across beautiful miniature fountains, bridges, and terraces and being close to sea, allows you to watch the ferries ply during the evening.
This mesmerizing underwater world has been established at the beach town of Pantai Cenang. You can find 500 sea creature species including rockhopper penguins, harbor seals, seahorses, mandarin ducks, and flamingos. The walkthrough underwater tunnel stretching about 15m is among the main highlights of the place. You can get a close view of green turtles, giant stingrays, and sharks. This place is just 15 minutes’ drive from the international airport and next to Coco Valley and Zon Shopping Paradise, allowing you to shop duty-free goods. It is open throughout the week.
Bird Paradise & Wildlife Park
Animal lovers and families are sure to enjoy this place that is known to house 2,500+ exotic birds belonging to 150 species like eagles, owls, parakeets, ducks, canaries, flamingos, hornbills and toucans. There is a walk-in aviary in the park along with a tall 15m man-made waterfall, where birds can roam about freely. There are also hosted animal feeding sessions exclusively for pelicans, hornbills, crocodiles, and raccoons, but a specific time. This park is located very close to Kuah at Jalan Ayer Hangat in Kampung Belanga Pecah.
It is considered to be Langkawi’s highest peak at 881m altitude. This mountain as per local beliefs is said to be a giant’s cursed form known as Mat Raya, to whom this island had once belonged to. A variety of wildlife can also be seen in this dense rainforest-like flying foxes, leaf monkeys, macaque monkeys, mountain hawk eagles, squirrels, great hornbills, and white-bellied sea eagles. It is also an amazing hiking destination. But you will require a guide to help you with the trail since amateurs can find it quite challenging. It is open at all times and is located at Jalan Air Hangat.
Paradise 3D Museum
This 3D museum boasts of having 200+ impressive artworks that appear lifelike when photographed. It is considered to be Malaysia’s largest 3D art museum and the world’s second-largest. The 3-storey building has 9 interactive zones including aquatic, optical illusion, fantasy, safari, classic, landscapes, castles, and Malaysian and Egyptian zones. It is located close to the iconic cable care at Oriental Village at Burau Bay. It is open daily.
Palau Payar Marine Park
This marine park is located 30 km south to the Langkawi Island and is regarded to be an amazing spot for diving and snorkeling. From Kuah Jetty, it is just 45 minutes away. You can avail of a speedboat or catamaran to reach this place. The Coral Garden, which is a secluded section with vibrant colorful corals, is regarded to be among the park’s best features to check out. You can get authorities permission to explore this park and to venture into the waters. But, fishing is restricted strictly. You can also opt to join any tour group that is includes snorkeling gear, drinking water and lunch.
This beautifully and stunningly landscaped folklore themed park is close to Kuah Jetty. You can either hire a buggy to explore or simply go walking. This is an open-air garden museum facing the Kuah waterfront. There are 17 colorful sculptures, with English signboards and depicting the legends of the place. It also includes tales of mythical birds, heroic giants, beautiful princesses, and evil ogres.
With the full operations of the award-winning and new Mactan-Cebu International Airport Terminal 2, it is now more convenient to fly to Malaysia or any part of the neighboring Asian countries and other nations.
Moreover, reserving your accommodation in one of the top hotels in Langkawi will also ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.