Planning to visit the Jewel of Kedah? Here’s a list of what you can do while in Langkawi. With The VIP Pass, you can book 137+ hotels around Malaysia and not worry about how much the room costs. This leaves you more money to spend on yourself and your holiday.
Langkawi is an archipelago made up of 99 beautiful islands. Surrounded by turquoise sea, the interior of the main island is a mixture of paddy fields and jungle-clad hills. Visitors to the island will be blown away by the many things it has in store for every type of tourist. From jungle hikes to diving and cable car rides to ziplining, Langkawi will have you coming back for more. The archipelago is a must-visit on your Malaysia travel route.
Experience breath-taking aerial view of Langkawi from a glass-bottomed gondola as you ride the world’s steepest cable car to the Sky Bridge. The 2.2km ride will take about 15 minutes. On the way up, you will be able to catch a glimpse of the Telaga Tujuh waterfalls.
There are a total of 5 viewing platforms for you to take in the scenery. 3 are located at the Middle Station where the gondolas make a 45-degree turn at this "angle station" to reach the top. Located at an elevation of 650m above sea level, you can alight at the station and walk up to the viewing platform or continue your travel on the gondola for another 450 meters up to the Sky Bridge.
As you disembark at Sky Bridge, there are dozens of stalls selling souvenirs, toys, snacks and drinks. The view from Sky Bridge is magnificent. On a good day, you can even spot Thailand’s Tarutao Island in the distance from Sky Bridge’s 2 observation decks.
The Sky Bridge is suspended 100 metres off the forest floor below. The curvature gives an epic, changing view of the scenery around as you walk across it. The 1.8m wide bridge has two triangular platforms that act as ‘stops’ where you can admire the view and rest your feet.
The most impressive waterfall in Langkawi is Telaga Tujuh. Here, seven pools of glistening water and seven waterfalls combine to make one picturesque attraction. According to local legend, the seven wells of Telaga Tujuh are the bathing pools of fairies, and they give its water a mystical healing property.
The top of Telaga Tujuh waterfall is accessible by a steep climb of 600 steps which takes close to one hour. But a dip in one of the pools at the top is the best way to lose the heat and sweat from the climb. The view from the top of the waterfalls is quite magnificent. For a less strenuous approach, visit the base of the falls for an equally beautiful scene and bathe in the lowest of the seven pools.
Featuring white sands and clear waters, Pantai Cenang is one of the most popular beach in Langkawi. After a busy day playing tourist, this is one of the best places to chill and watch the sun set. You can find a diverse mix of cafes and restaurants, as well as souvenir shops, and duty-free outlets along this beach strip. Located just 10-minutes’ drive from Langkawi International Airport, this is a popular holiday destination for families thanks to its kid-friendly attractions such as Underwater World Langkawi, Rice Garden Museum, and the many available activities on the beach such as jet skiing and parasailing. It is also popular for those wanting to sunbath.
There are many hotels here from high-end resorts, chalets and budget hotels with views of the Andaman Sea, attracting local and foreign tourists and backpackers. Pantai Cenang’s nightlife scene is the liveliest on Langkawi Island, with plenty of beachfront bars and lounges, as well as live music and cultural performances until late.
Night markets are always fun to go to and should be on every traveller’s list of things to do. Langkawi has a different market every evening held at different locations. It is a great place to try local Malaysian cuisine and to take in the food culture.
These are the different daily market locations:
Monday: Ulu Melaka Market
Tueday: Kedawang Market
Wednesday: Kuah Night Market
Thursday: Temoyong Night Market
Friday: Ayer Hangat Night Market
Saturday: Kuah Night Market
Sunday: Padang Matsirat Night Market
Another shoreline that should not be missed is Tanjung Rhu. Located just beyond Pantai Pasir Hitam, the waters are crystal clear, the sand is powder-fine and the beach is much quieter than other parts of Langkawi. Tanjung Rhu also plays host to a few exclusive resorts.
Sandwiched between the lush jungle and the Andaman Sea and bordered by intermitted limestone crags, Tanjung Rhu will take your breath away. There are only a handful of roadside stalls here so do bring some supplies with you when visiting.
The Langkawi Mangrove Forest, also known as Kilim Karst Geoforest Park Langkawi, is a must see for everyone. Its noteworthy mangrove swamps, pristine beaches, and vertical karstic hills is a sight to behold. The park is accessible with a five-minute drive from Tanjung Rhu Beach.
The 100 square kilometre Mangrove Forest is a UNESCO Global Geopark, in other words: a protected area that can only be visited by taking a boat tour. There is a good variety of wildlife to be found here, from otters and monitor lizards to macaques and tree crabs hiding amongst the thick mangroves. During the migratory seasons (September to March), you can spot birdlife of varying species, including kingfishers, white-bellied fish eagles and kite eagles.
Do something different and zipline across the Seven Wells Waterfall and jungle. There is a total of 12 ziplines to get your adrenaline pumping. The longest zipline is located at the foot of the Seven Wells Waterfall and it gives a spectacular view of both the waterfall and jungle.
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