If you are wondering as to what to do in Langkawi while you are out for a vacation, you certainly won’t fall short of options. Langkawi is filled with several eye-catching attractions. If you have planned out a vacation in Langkawi, you certainly won’t be getting bored.
The Sky Bridge along with the cable car are two of the major attractions of Langkawi, along with these, there are numerous tourist attractions in Langkawi, this article will be focusing on three major attractions listed below.
- Underwater World Langkawi
If you like the underwater world, then you will certainly love this. If you list down Langkawi top 10 things to do, then you certainly can’t leave this one out. It is present in the Pantai Cenang beach town. It houses over five hundred species of underwater creatures which include rock hopper penguins, harbor seals, flamingos, Mandarin ducks, seahorses, etc.
It features a 15 m walk through a tunnel that is guarded by glass walls where tourists can enjoy a close-up view of several underwater animals such as giant stingrays, sharks, green turtles and so on. This major attraction is a 15 minutes’ drive from Langkawi’s airport.
- Gunung Raya
Gunung is perhaps the highest peak in Langkawi with an altitude of 881 m above sea level. This major attraction is wrapped around a myth. According to this myth, the mountain is cursed by a giant named Mat Raya, who is believed to have lived on this island.
This dense rainforest covering this mountain range is home to numerous species such as macaque monkeys, mountain hawk eagles, squirrels, flying foxes, leaf monkeys, great hornbills, white bellied sea eagles and many more. This mountain is quite popular among the hikers. However, it is advisable for you to bring a guide as the trails may turn out to be quite confusing as far as beginners are concerned. It is one of the most adventurous among all Langkawi places of interest.
- Langkawi Wildlife Park and Bird Paradise
This is the most popular among kids tourist attractions in Langkawi. It is an ideal spot for animal lovers. This park houses over 2500 birds comprising of over 150 species. Indeed a gem of a place. This park also features a 15 m tall waterfall. However, this one is man made and hence not quite as popular as the natural ones. It also offers nominal entry fees and what you get to feel is certainly worth the cash you spend.
- Dataran Lang (Eagle Square)
Another major attraction in Langkawi is the Dataran Lang is also known as Eagle Square. This site holds a 12 m high sculpture of an eagle that is ready to take flight. This sculpture features on top of a raised platform. It is quite close to the other attractions of Langkawi, namely a 5-meter walk from the Jetty Point Mall, Kuah Jetty, Taman Lagenda Dalam Langkawi and several shops and popular restaurants. It also consists of several bridges, terraces, miniature fountains, etc.
- Langkawi Cable Car
This attraction of Langkawi marks the entrance to perhaps the most popular attraction in Langkawi, the Sky Bridge. Cable cars are perhaps the best means to observe the natural beauty of a place and Langkawi Cable cars are no exceptions. This cable car takes tourists for a 15 minute tour through the natural beauty of Mount Mat Cincang.
The Langkawi rainforests, waterfalls, and islets are a gem to watch from this angle. You ought to begin your visit to Langkawi oriental village. The cable car reaches a maximum height of 708 meters where tourist can enjoy the cool breeze accompanied by the warmth of the sun.