Langkawi is an archipelago of 104 Islands in the Andaman Sea. Surrounded by the beautiful Turquoise Sea, the place is an exquisite beauty for nature lovers with powder-fine sand and coconut trees. There are many places to visit in Langkawi, but still, when you lack time, jotting down to one or two options is an intelligent approach.
Once you visit this place, you will surely get to wonder if it is a film set created or a real place. The mesmerizing and hypnotizing views of the place and the waterfall will rejuvenate you to the core, thereby making this place really worth visiting.
Here are some of the best places to visit in Langkawi:
1. Mangrove Safari
The Mangrove Safari of Langkawi offers some memorable experiences and sights on this safari to the Kilim Nature Park. Spread over an area of 100 sq km it features a marvelous mixture of green mangrove jungles, blue lagoons, and isolated white beaches. Cruising down the serene and winding river, you will find the wonders of the unique marine ecosystem of the park consisting of flora and fauna and other natural inhabitants like Bogak Tree, Monitor Lizards, Macaques, Tree Crabs, and Brown Eagles.
2. Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise
Highlights: Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise is also known as the Taman Burung Langkawi or Langkawi Wildlife Park. This 10,000 sqm complex has some 1,500 birds that fly freely here. This is known to be the first fully covered Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise is the whole of Asia. It has a 15 m manmade waterfall.
Location: Situated about ten minutes from Kuah, it is at the foothills of Gunung Raya. This is said to be a key stopover for a number of tours of the Pulau Langkawi which is the key island here as well as the indoor park.
3. Underwater World Langkawi
Highlights: There are 10 free attractions included in the aquarium for the tourists namely: The tropical forest, Freshwater, Marine life, Temperate, African penguins and more. You can also feed African Penguins, Rockopper Penguins, Furseals and Tunnel Tank in the Aquarium. The best way to get connected with nature, understand the underwater life and realize their importance in the eco system – That’s all about Langkawi Underwater World.
Location: Zon Pantai Cenang, Langkawi
Best Season: Throughout the year
Timings: 10 am to 6pm
4. Langkawi Sky Bridge
Highlight: View of unclaimed and unexplored parts of the island, the tropical jungles and the pristine mountain Mat Cincang. Yes, it is definitely a photographer’s delight. To reach the sky bridge you will have to board a cable car from the cliff. On the way to the top, you will witness the second largest peak, Telaga Tuluj.
Location: Ascent from Oriental Village near Pantai Kok
5. Pulau Payar Marine Park
Highlights: Enjoy the beauty of nature underwater via the undersea marine chambers; if you want to learn a new sport then there are aplenty opportunities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing, wakeboarding and lot more. Everything is taught under professional guidance. Learn Scuba Diving and other diving course with certification.
How to reach: Pulau Payar is 30 km from Langkawi Island and can be reached by Catamaran or Speed boat.
Best Season: November to April
6. Langkawi Arts in Paradise 3D Museum
Highlights: This unique attraction is a triple storey building that has an exhibition space that covers 2,000 square metres. It is divided into nine interactive zones including optical illusion, aquatic, safari, fantasy, classic, castles, landscapes, Egyptian, and Malaysian zones. The museum houses over 200 beautiful and meticulous artworks.
Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 18:00
7. Kilim Karst Geoforest Park
Highlights: Kilim Karst Geoforest Park has a huge variety of wildlife ranging from the otters and monitor lizards to macaques and tree crabs that carefully hide beneath the thick mangroves.
Best Time: The Kilim Karst Geoforest Park is open daily however the migratory seasons from September to March is said to be ideal. During this time you can come across birdlife of varying species, including kingfishers, white-bellied fish eagles and kite eagles.
8. Langkawi Cable Car
After reaching the Oriental Village, one can have a bird’s eye view of Mount Mat Chinchang Hill by cable car and ascend Langkawi. Rejoice the cool and gentle breeze of the highlands and then shop at the village along with savouring different cuisines for lunch at various outlets. It is amongst the popular things to do in Malaysia.
Highlights: It is only 30 minutes away from Kuah town and 15 minutes drive from the Langkawi International Airport. It is located north of Telaga Harbour, Pantai Kok and north-west of the Langkawi International Airport. Departs from a few selected Langkawi hotels at 9 am and returns to the original point.
9. Tanjung Rhu Beach
Location: The Tanjung Rhu Beach is situated just beyond the Pantai Pasir Hitam. Driving past the beach you’ll come across a dense corridor of jungle.
Best Time: The Tanjung Rhu Beach is open daily so one can visit the beach at any time of the month.
10. Island Hopping
Understandably, island-hopping excursions are the most popular thing to do on Langkawi. Neighboring islands in the marine park are mostly undeveloped; they host mangroves, caves, and enough rainforest canopy to keep birdwatchers very busy.
Half-day or full-day excursions are available for all levels of comfort. The best trips include an unforgettable visit to the Bat Cave (Gua Kelawar). You won’t find a vigilante billionaire’s crime-fighting gadgets and rocket car, but you’ll definitely find gigantic fruit bats. Don’t wake them!