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    An aerial view of the Sky Walk that overlooks the various places to visit in Langkawi

    One of Malaysia’s most popular beach destinations, Langkawi Island is home to exciting nightlife, stunning landscapes, expansive parks, iconic & historical structures, pristine golden beaches, and a lot more. The archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea is often called the Jewel of Kedah for its rich tourism and an array of exciting places to visit in Langkawi.

    But before we take you on a tour of best hubs for sightseeing in Langkawi, here’s what you must know about the Malaysian destination.

    How to Reach Langkawi

    A signboard that reads Langkawi on one of the tropical beaches of the archipelago

    By Air

    Langkawi International Airport, located at the Padang Matsirat, caters to flights to Langkawi. Direct flights are available from Penang, Singapore, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur, and Hat Yai.

    By Sea

    • Langkawi Ferry: A/C boats from Kuala Perlis, Kuala Kedah, Penang, and Satun
    • Tropical Charters: Ferries from Koh Lipe to Kuah Jetty in Langkawi
    • Telaga Harbor: Speedboats from Koh Lipe

    Best Time to Visit Langkawi

    A graph showing the average rainfall and temperatures in Langkawi in 2012

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    Between November and April, the weather in Langkawi is a perfect balance of sunshine and little rainfall. The temperatures range from 32 ° C – 35 ° C during daytime and from 25 ° C – 28 ° C at night. The weather is not very windy and the sea water is steady. This makes it perfect for activities such as parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, jet-skiing, and banana-boating.

    Having selected your time of visit and most of transport to the beautiful destination. Now, you need to narrow down to what you would like to see on your trip. So, sit back, as we take you through a tour of the best places to visit in Langkawi.

    Langkawi Tourist Attractions: What to see on your trip to Langkawi?

    1. Dataran Lang: The Eagle Square

    Tourists sit and relax at the 12 meter-tall Eagle Square in Langkawi

    Dataran Lang, aka the Eagle Square, is one of the most prominent places to see in Langkawi. Displayed atop an elevated platform in Kuah, it is a 12 meter-tall sculpture of an eagle with its wings wide open. What makes it more important is that it is a mere five-minutes’ walk from other prominent Langkawi attractions, such as Kuah Jetty & Taman Lagenda, and numerous restaurants. People come here to relax and watch the ferries ply across the harbor in the evening.

    Address: Kuah Jetty, Langkawi


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    2. Langkawi Sky Bridge: Scary Walks in the Sky

    Tourists take a walk on the Langkawi Sky Bridge that overlooks the islets of Langkawi

    Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 124 meter-long curved pedestrian bridge that offers a terrifying but splendid aerial view of a number of popular places to see in Langkawi. Standing at an altitude of 700 m above the sea level, it allows tourists view of several islets of Langkawi while they relax and enjoy the cool breeze. The sturdy bridge can be accessed only through the Cable Car and can accommodate up to 250 people at a time.

    Opening Hours:

    • Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday: 10 am – 7 pm
    • Wednesday: 12 noon – 7 pm
    • Friday & Saturday: 9:30 am – 7 pm
    • Sunday: Closed

    Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh Teluk Burau, Langkawi

    3. Langkawi Cable Car: Flying over the Island

    The high cable car with the hills and the sea visible in the background

    The Langkawi Cable Car takes you through an amazing 15-minutes’ ride to the top of Mt Mat Cincang. The ride offers aerial views of the rainforests, islets, waterfalls, and other places to visit in Langkawi. At the top of the 708 meter-tall peak one can enjoy the cool breeze and take photos of the panoramic views from the observatory deck.

    Opening Hours:

    • Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday: 10 am – 7 pm
    • Wednesday: 12 noon – 7 pm
    • Friday & Saturday: 9:30 am – 7 pm
    • Sunday: Closed

    Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh Teluk Burau, Langkawi

    Charges: RM 35 (adults) and RM 25 (children aged two to 12 years old)
    *1 RM = INR 16.28 (as on 19th February, 2016)

    4. Gunung Raya: Highest Peak in Langkawi

    Sunset view from the top of Gunung Raya Mountain at Langkawi Island in Malaysia

    Standing tall at an altitude of 881 m, Gunung Raya is the highest peak in Langkawi. From the top of the mountain peak, you can have a panoramic view of the island and the see all the best places to visit in Langkawi in a single glance. Legend has it that the mountain is, in fact, the cursed form of the giant Mat Raya who once inhabited the island. Hiking to the top of the peak through the rainforests is highly popular. The hill forest is also the home to leaf monkeys, flying foxes, macaque monkeys, white-bellied eagles, mountain-hawk eagles, great hornbills, and several other species of birds & animals.

    Address: Jalan Air Hangat, Langkawi

    5. Underwater World: A Walk under the Ocean

    Scenes from inside and outside the Underwater World in Langkawi

    Having seen the various places to see in Langkawi from the sky, it is time to take a walk under water. And we are not asking you to go sea-diving, not just yet. We are talking about the 15 m walkthrough underwater tunnel at the Underwater World, where you can enjoy views of sharks, giant stingrays, and green turtles, up-close. The tourist attraction also houses over 500 species of sea creatures including harbor seals, rock hopper penguins, seahorses, mandarin ducks, and flamingos. You can choose to visit the Underwater World immediately after arrival or before departure as it is only 15-minutes’ drive from the Langkawi International Airport.

    Opening Hours:

    • Monday – Thursay: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
    • Friday – Sunday: 9:30 am – 10:30 pm

    Address: Zon Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang

    Charges: RM 43 (adults) and RM 33 (children aged 3 to 12 years old)
    *1 RM = INR 16.28 (as on 19th February, 2016)

    6. Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise: For the Love of Nature

    Scenes from inside and outside the Bird Paradise

    Among the tourist attractions in Langkawi, the Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise is a treat for nature lovers. It houses over 2,500 exotic birds of 150 different species – canaries, ducks, parakeets, owls, eagles, toucans, hornbills, and flamingos. Adding to the beauty of the park, there is a walk-in aviary and a 15 meter-tall manmade waterfall.

    Opening Hours: 8:30 am – 6 pm; animal feeding sessions from 11 am – 4 pm (daily)

    Address: Lot 1485, Jalan Ayer Hangat, Kampung Belanga Pecah

    Charges: RM 28 (adults) and RM 18 (children aged 3 to 12 years old)
    *1 RM = INR 16.28 (as on 19th February, 2016)

    Also Visit: Palau Payar Marine Park for snorkeling and deep-sea diving

    7. Paradise 3D Museum: 2nd Largest 3D Museum in the World

    People get creative photos clicked at the 3D Museum – one of the best places to visit in Langkawi

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    With over 200 astonishing artworks that appear almost alive when photographed, the Paradise 3D Museum is definitely a place to visit in Langkawi if you are an art-lover. There are nine zones inside the 3-storey building – optical illusion, aquatic, fantasy, castles, classics, safari, landscapes, Egyptian, and Malaysian. Since it is located next to the Cable Car station in Oriental Village, we suggest covering it the same day as the Cable Car ride.

    Opening Hours: 9 am – 6 pm (daily)

    Address: Oriental Village, Burau Bay, Langkawi

    Charges: RM 38 (adults) and RM 28 (children)
    *1 RM = INR 16.28 (as on 19th February, 2016)

    8. Taman Lagenda: Beautiful Folklore-Themed Park

    A walkway through the beautiful landscapes of the Taman Lagenda theme park

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    Sightseeing in Langkawi is incomplete if you haven’t visited Taman Lagenda. The beautifully landscaped open-air ‘garden museum’ can be explored on foot or in a buggy. The 17 colorful sculptures depict local legends. These include tales of heroic giants, mythical birds, beautiful princesses, and even evil ogres. In addition to being a theme park, it is also a popular joggers’ park for the locals.

    Opening Hours: 9 am – 7 pm (daily)

    Address: Kuah Jetty, Langkawi

    Charges: RM 5 (adults) and RM 2.50 (children aged 3 to 12 years old)
    *1 RM = INR 16.28 (as on 19th February, 2016)

    9. Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls: The Seven Wells Waterfalls

    The stunning Telaga Tujuh Waterfall that is among the best places to see in Langkawi

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    Often called the home of the fairies, the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls are a sight to behold. Literally translated as the seven wells waterfalls, it is named after the seven natural pools fed by seven separate waterfalls in Gunung Mat Cincang. One can take a dip in the cool waters or take the steep climb to the top of the waterfalls, through the seven pools and past huge & slippery rocks.

    Address: Gunung Mat Cincang, Langkawi

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    10. Datai Bay: Home to the Most Exclusive & Swanky Resorts

    The Datai Bay Beach and the sea look beautiful at the time of sunset

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    11. Tanjung Rhu: The Quiet Beachfront

    Tourists wait in a tent at Tanjung Rhu Beach for their turn to take a speed boat ride in the sea

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    12. Pantai Tengah: Of Cheap Spas, Eagle-Feeding Tours, & Stunning Nightlife

    The seating arrangement at the well-lit Pantai Tengah beach at night

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    13. Pantai Kok: Ideally located close to major Langkawi Attractions

    Boats dock at the Pantai Kok beach near the grand lighthouse as the sun sets into the sea

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    Now that you know where to go and what to see in Langkawi, we suggest you not to delay your trip. Just book a trip to Malaysia & Langkawi and let us know about your experience.

    Further Read: Perfect Recipe For A Honeymoon In Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi


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