Get to know me : I am a group of 99 islands, spread across Malaysia's west coast I am the grandmother of mystical legends stories, exceptional beaches, wet rain forests and duty-free shopping!
In A Jiffy: Nicknamed: the Jewel of Kedah Archipelago: 99 islands Location: the Andaman Sea Population : 94,777 Capital: Kuah
Fascinating Five : 1. Guess what it's duty-free and tax-free duty-free and tax-free shop as much as you want! 2. It's untouched by civilization want a McDonald's can't get one? 3. Has excellent weather all year round 4. Home to an archipelago of beautiful beaches. 5. Guess who's its neighbour? Viola, Thailand
Famous Five Places
You cannot miss visiting, when in Langkawi be a Langkawi
1. Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls / Seven Wells
Description : - Named after the seven natural pools. -Legend talks about fairies coming down to the pools to bathe and frolic.
Things To Do : -Bathe in the pools, slide down the slick rocks. -Be warned, to climb 350+ steps which are a slippery slope. -A safe zone to swim -Enlighten yourself in a jungle trek
How to get there? Seven Wells is near Telaga Harbor and the Oriental Village. No public transportation available just rental cabs
2. Crocodile Adventure land, (Go Crocs)
Things to Do : Cheer a boxing match of man vs crocodile, Ride on a rickshaw drawn by a crocodile. Some attraction will not be applauded by some spectators As some crocodiles are inbred and deformed. Fed on hourly basis hence not vicious.
Timings: 9AM-6PM Show Time: Daily 11.15AM & 2:45PM
35 minutes by driving distance from Pantai Cenang and Kuah Town
7 minutes drive from Perdana Quay
3. Oriental Village - A village with an Asian theme backdrop
What to do? - Restaurants, exotic snake charmer, keen jugglers, traditional folklore music, kite flying, read a palm, portrait painting and duty-free shopping. Elephant back rides offer.
How to get there: Fun Ride on 15 minutes cable car elevates you to the summit of Mount Mat Cincang -the second highest mountain in Langkawi
4. Gunung Raya
Description : -Walk through the snaking paved road. - The tallest mountain at the height of 881m.
Spot: Hyperactive leaf monkeys, macaque monkeys, mountain hawk & white-bellied eagles with addition to great hornbills etc.
What to do? +Spectacular views from the top. +A resort hotel serving meals and coffee +A lookout tower to climb.
How to get there? Two ways Drive or trek. Easiest is to take a rental car or a taxi.
5. Pantai Cenang Beach Description: -The busiest beach at a 10-minute distance from the airport -Longer and a popular beach hugging the western coast. -Soft sand lined with coconut trees -Resorts providing a view of Pulau Tepur
Things to do: +Rent a sunbed +Buy t-shirts duty-free +swim in the calm Asiatic Waters. +Visit Underwater World Langkawi, Rice Garden Museum, and Kiki Club All being kid friendly. +Drink up inexpensive alcohol.
How to get there: Ride on a bus on the bus stand at Kuala Perlis Avail daily ferry service from Kuala The express ferry - 1 hour 30 minutes.