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The most beautiful excursions 
on Langkawi

Ben van Wijnen

"Explore mysterious forests between land and sea on this naturalist-led boat safari into the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park – home to majestic eagles, mischievous macaques, fish that “walk,” colourful fiddler crabs, shy otters and sleeping bats."

The most beautiful excursions that you can make by yourself on Langkawi. The best is to rent a car at the reception of your hotel.  A car rental will cost you about 30 till 40 US or Euro per day.  One of the most beautiful excursion is not mentioned. That's the one to Pulau Payar. I didn't mention it, because this island doesn't belong to the Langkawi Archilpelago. But don't forget to make this excursion and visit the site of Pulau Payar

Eagle Feeding and Mangrove Tour is cruising by speedy boat along mangrove swamp in half day (4 hours) tour duration. 

You can watch Brahminy Kite Eagle and White Belly Sea Eagle in action trying to outwit each other during the "Eagle Feeding"

Photo: Stefan van Lil

Oriental Village
This village as specially designed and crafted to provide a new concept in resort duty free shopping. More than 30 speciality outlets offer a diverse variety and range of brands and products.

Photo: Stefan van Lil

Langkawi Cable Car - Station located within Oriental Village. 360 degree compass platform for easy orientation. Enjoy the fascinating view of the Andaman Sea and Langkawi Island.

Photo: Stefan van Lil


Station located at Oriental Village. It is a must-see attraction where you may enjoy the glide above the rainforest. On the top station, there's two 360 degree platforms for you to enjoy the view of the Andaman Sea from 708m above sea level. The temperature at the top of the mountain is average 4 - 5 Celsius lower than sea level.

Photo: Stefan van Lil


Pulau (Island) Dayang Bunting, located 17.6 km from Kuah. This island is the second
largest island within the langkawi archipelago.
Nestled in the midst of lushly forested hills on this island south of Pulau Langkawi is Tasik Dayang Bunting (Lake of the Pregnant Maiden), the largest lake in all the islands of Langkawi. The outline of hills and rocky outcrops on one side of the lake takes the shape of a pregnant maiden lying on her back. But the name of both the island and the lake is attributed to a legend of a lovely fairy princess who married an earthly prince. Her first child died shortly after birth. So sad and depressed was she that she buried the child in the crystal clear waters of the lake. Before she returned to her fairy adobe, she blessed the waters so that henceforth any childless maiden who bathed in the lake would conceive thereafter. 


Dataran Lang or "Eagle Square", is the latest addition to Langkawi's famous landmarks. Situated near the Kuah Jetty, it features scenic ponds, bridges, covered terraces, two restaurants and two jetties. Soft breezes makes it an ideal spot for leisurely walks and a tranquil setting for dinning in the cool evenings. Spectacular cultural shows provide the perfect finishing touch.
The main attraction of the square is the magnificent statue of the reddish brown eagle (actually a Brahmany Kite) majestically poised for flight. According to local folklore, Langkawi derived its name from the eagle or "lang" short for "healing". In old Malaysian "kawi" denotes reddish brown - hence Langkawi means reddish brown eagle (kite)!


Telagah Tujuh (Seven Wells) Located in the northwest corner of Pulau Langkawi, Telaga Tejuh (Seven Wells) is a geographical marvel. Legend has it that fairies used to come down to this waterfall to bathe and frolic. The waterfall is so named because the cascading water is broken by a series of seven natural pools. The lush green forest that surrounds the waterfall adds a mystical touch to the splendour.

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Gunung Raya (mountain) Situated 12 km from Kuah is Langkawi highest mountain at about 893 mtrs. It is a favourite haunt for nature lovers. The road leading to the peak of the mountain takes about 40 minutes and one gets a good view from the top of the island below and to the east where one can see the islands of South Thailand and to the west are views of Kuah harbour and Mat Cincang Mountain. Langkawi's satellite station is based right at the top in the misty swirling clouds that often cover its peak.



Pulau Singa Besar is an island that has been turned into a nature park come animal sanctuary where visitors can view monkeys, deer, iguanas and peacocks roaming about freely (no cages). Picnic on the pristine beaches and enjoy swimming and snorkelling in the surroundings waters.



can be done off almost every beach where you'll find hotels and tourist areas along Kedah's coast and off-shore islands. Many hotels and resorts rent out small sailing dinghy's and catamarans for some thrilling action on the water. If it's more serious stuff you are after, Langkawi Island is a good spot to charter a yacht either within Malaysian waters or to other destinations such as Thailand or Singapore. Sailing, especially on an ocean going yacht, is a wonderful way to explore Malaysia's coast as well as being great fun for the whole family, littlies included.
The Islands Some nearby islands can be reached at low tide on foot. A short journey by boat brings you to Gua Cherita (cave of legends), on its walls, ancient writing can be seen which have yet to be deciphered.


Air Hungat Village Located on four acres of land around Telaga Air Hangat (Hot Springs), about 14 km from Kuah, this modern complex includes a 3-tier hot spring fountain, an 18-metre long hand-carved river-stone mural depicting the legends that enshroud this location. Daily demonstrations of local crafts and cultural dances and shops selling traditional handicrafts make it an interesting place to visit.



The Crocodile farm at Kubang Badak, some 32 km from Kuah, covers about 20 acres and holds more than 1,000 crocodiles of various species. Here one can witness and photograph crocodiles and alligators play and feed in a controlled environment that closely resembles their natural habitat.


Underwater World Langkawi, a marine showcase featuring both fresh and seawater fish and marine life. Located on the popular beach of Pantai Cenang, this newest draw card features more than 100 tanks of different sizes. The highlight is a giant tank housing large species such as sharks, stingrays, groupers and green turtles. With a 15-metre tunnel for visitors to walk through the visitor has a spectacular view of the exhibits.



Laman Padi Langkawi Laman Padi Langkawi's latest attraction and one that should not be missed for agro-tourism lovers. Located at Pantai Cenang, in the vicinity of the island's popular beach resorts and just two minutes from the airport, Taman Padi Langkawi showcases the history, heritage and development of the nation's rice growing industry. Among the attractions here is a rice museum. displaying artifacts, charts and photographs showing the significance of padi cultivation to the country. Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a bird's eye view of the fields from a roof-top garden.

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Tickets for the boat to Langkawi



  Ben van Wijnen



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