If we talk about Malaysia, all that comes in our mind in terms of tourist destination are lots of temples and ruins. But no, the country has a lot of hidden treasures and paradises. And one of them is Langkawi – the crown Jewel of Kedah. It is an archipelago composed of over a hundred islands situated in the sea of Andaman. The islands are part of the state of Kedah, which is 30 kilometers off the northwestern Malaysia. Langkawi Island is the biggest one in the archipelago, with a total population of 64,792. It is also a duty-free destination. In 2008, the sultan had changed the name to Langkawi Permata Kedah, in concomitance with its 50th Jubilee Celebration.
Langkawi is a popular beach destination. The place is rich with history and gifted by pristine beaches that is rated the best among the rest. Explore more of the island to have a one of a kind experience.
1. Dataran Lang
Dataran Lang, or also known as the Eagle Square, is the best man-made tourist spot in Langkawi. It is not hard to miss it because of its steep 12-meter all giant size brown eagle sculpture. This work of art is a sight to behold, and is the first thing that greets the visitors to the island. Dataran has also grand and posh fountains, bridges and terraces. The main square is a great place to relieve stress especially with the beautiful scenery. It is the best place to watch the sunset or sunrise.
2. Langkawi Cable Car
The Langkawi Cable car will take you up to the island’s second highest peak – Mat Cincang. Of course, you need to pay an ample amount of cash for the cable car ride. While riding the cable car, your jaw will drop as your eyes meet the captivating view of lush green mountains. You will notice the change of temperature when you’re at the top. After the 600-meter ride, you can either decide to roam around the observatory deck or ride another cable car that will take you up to the peak. There are available souvenir shops if you want to keep something out of your trip.
3. Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls is the most beautiful natural wonder on the island. The name means “Seven Wells Waterfalls”, thus the seven connected natural pools are separated with seven waterfalls in Mount Mat Cincang. The area is surrounded with a bountiful amount of trees and green environment. The locals said the waterfalls are the home to fairies, but the wonderful flora in the area makes the place seem magical. Adventurous people will be challenged with the steep climb to the top of the waterfalls. A 45 minutes journey will take you there. Nonetheless, it’d all be worth it!
4. Langkawi Sky Bridge
The Langkawi Sky Bridge can be found at the end of the Langkawi Cable Car ride. It is a 410 feet long bridge located just above the Mount Mat Cincang. The beautiful view will leave you in awe as you can see the mountain and the deep blue ocean. The scenery is a stunning panoramic view. The Sky Bridge is 2,300 feet above sea level. This is one of the picturesque places in the island.