Malaysia is the perfect holiday destination with all its exotic beaches and vast islands. Langkawi is the largest island on Malaysia’s west coast and is part of an archipelago of ninety-nine islands! Surrounded by turquoise sea and home to many historical attractions, it is called the “Jewel of Kedah.” The best attractions in Langkawi make the most of its natural landscapes, expensive parks and iconic structures that no first-time visitor should miss. Langkawi’s pristine beaches-Datai Bay, Pantai Cenang, and Tanjung Rhu are also the best in the world and are usually explored on rented bicycles. There are many sights that you should definitely check before leaving this tropical escape-
LANGKAWI SKY BRIDGE
A 124-meter long curved pedestrian bridge, the Langkawi bridge is standing at an altitude of 700m above the sea level. If you start walking on this bridge, it is highly terrifying but also worth it. This is because you witness a splendid aerial view of popular places in Langkawi. There is a cool breeze at this level which allows the visitors to relax and enjoy the atmosphere to the fullest. It offers an exhilarating view of several islets of Langkawi. This bridge can be accessed through a cable car which has a capacity of 250 people at a time! Do not miss this one!
Also known as the Eagle Square, Dataran Lang is a striking 12-meter tall sculpture of an eagle all poised to take a flight. It is set atop an elevated platform thus it looks even more giant! Dataran Lang is one of the most prominent places in Langkawi and is just at a 5-minute walking distance from other major attractions. It is also home to many other beautiful miniature fountains, terraces, and bridges. Locals and visitors come here to watch ferries ply across the harbour in the evening because it has very close proximity with the sea.
If you wish to encounter an unforgettable experience, this place is a must-visit. The underwater world is a huge white-washed structure and is a 15m long underwater tunnel with aquarium on both sides as you walk. You can witness the wonderful sharks, flamingos, mandarin ducks and giant stingrays in the water up-close. It houses more than 500 species of sea creatures divided into three sections- Tropical rainforest, temperate and sub-Antartic. Accessible at a 15-minute drive from the airport, it is spread across nearly six acres and is one of the most visited destinations for tourists.
PARADISE 3D MUSEUM
The Paradise museum in Langkawi features more than 200 impressive artworks that appear like real-life structures when photographed. It looks like they have come to life and it is so astonishing! It has about 9 zones inside the three-storey building namely-optical illusion, aquatic, fantasy, castles, classics, safari, landscapes, Egyptian and Malaysian. You’ll get tired of posing and clicking pictures but the meticulous art structures won’t finish. These three-dimensional forms look like they are spilling out of the canvas thus making this visit of your too much fun!
Gunung Rya is hailed as the highest peak in Langkawi at a height of 881m. The locals also believe this mountain to be cursed and haunted by a giant called Mat Raya who used to live here. From the top of this mountain, you can have a stunning panoramic view of the island and see all the best places to visit in Langkawi. There is also an arrangement of hiking to the top of this hill through the rainforest for excitement. On the way, you might see leaf monkeys, flying foxes, and white-bellied eagles. It is great for nature-enthusiasts and those who love jungle trekking.
Langkawi offers turquoise waters that spread over long stretches in the form of beaches and against the vast jungles with spectacular cliffs. Visit this place and have the time of your life!