Things to do in Langkawi
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Adventure Activities Langkawi
From street shopping to adventure activities, there are a host of things to do in Langkawi for everyone. With natural landscapes, national parks and stunning monuments constituting the whole of Langkawi, one can never get bored in Langkawi. Whether you are here for a day or week, you must not miss out on these top activities in Langkawi -
Head to Eagle Square - one of the most famous spots in Langkawi, Eagle Square is located in the main town of Kuah. It is often referred to as Dataran Lang in Malay. On reaching here, you will be amazed to see such a huge statue of eagle in the process of flight. There are a few beautiful mountains, bridges and other attractions near the Eagle Square. Check out the quirky cafes and restaurants located in this area.
Explore Galeria Perdana - one of the best activities to do in Langkawi is discovering Galeria Perdana. It is a museum situated in Langkawi. The museum was founded by Dr. Mahatir Mohamad who was Malaysia’s former prime minister. The gifts received by the PM during his tenure in the office are showcased here. A few of the items include Formula One racing cars and vases with Mahatir’s portrait on it.
Visit Mahsuri Tomb and Museum - Langkawi has a history of legends and their tales. One such story is that of Mahsuri, a beautiful woman, who was sentenced to die because others grew jealous of her looks. History has it that Langkawi’s island was then cursed for seven generations. On your visit to the museum, you can easily learn her entire, interesting story. Also, there are several galleries and Mahsuri’s former home located in the middle of the complex.
Enjoy a tour of Kilim Geopark - Langkawi’s forest scape is covered with a huge number of mangrove trees. These trees are believed to have saved the island from natural calamities as well as the tsunami that occurred in 2004. Mangrove forests in Langkawi form an integral part of its ecosystem. Taking a boat tour of the whole area to enjoy its stunning beauty is one of the best adventure activities in Langkawi. On a boating tour, you will come across caves, pools and forest lands. Usually, the tours taken of boat may consume up to 2-3 hours as there are several halts near swamps to give you a chance to explore the area on foot.
Trek to Gunung Raya - Gunung Raya is located at an altitude of 881 meters. It is also the highest peak in the whole of Langkawi. As it the highest point in the city, it serves as a hotspot for hiking. Legend has it that the mountain was cursed by a giant, Mat Raya, during the ancient times. While trekking is a fun activity to do here, it must also be noted that there are steep slopes that might need a guidance from an expert. On your way, you will come across thick jungles where several animals reside.
Take a Cable Car Ride - one of the fun things to do in Langkawi is taking a cable car ride. It is an adventure ride as the slope is steep and the car stops at a midpoint and then continues moving up again. There are stops where you can find cafes and restaurants for refreshment.
On your trip to Langkawi, do not miss out on all or any one of these exciting things to do. Whether you are travelling with friends or family, there is everything for everyone to do in Langkawi.
Cable Car in Langkawi
An awesome experience in itself, the Langkawi Cable Car is amongst the best things to do in Langkawi. Taking you to the top of Mount Cincang, at 708 metres above sea level, the cable car ride covers an approximate inclined distance of about 2.16 kilometers. This is the coolest cable car tours in the world as it is the steep...
- Cable Car Ride
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Oriental Village in Langkawi
Oriental Village is an amalgamation of art galleries, restaurants, souvenir shops, cable car, and sky bridge. Situated on the west of Langkawi at a distance of approximately 21.5 km, Oriental Village is not just a tourist place but a space that offers you everything at one point. It is an open-air complex around a huge arti...
- Village Tour
- Adventure Activities
- Ideal for friends
- Ideal for families
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