Pulau Langkawi Island in Malaysia
Pulau Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands off Kedah state in northern Peninsular Malaysia, accessible by ferry rides from the mainland or flights to its international airport. Known as the 'Jewel of Kedah', the island is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations, combining duty-free shopping with nature attractions and lovely beaches. Recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, parts of the island have been gazetted as geoparks for their unique karst forests and limestone formations along the coast and sea. Once a nesting ground for pirates, and then later, a sleepy agrarian community, Langkawi was only modernised into a duty-free shopping zone and tourist hub since the 1980s. Today, the entire island is a major resort zone with an overflowing hotel count - concentrated mostly at Kuah town and popular beach spots with a choice of budget and luxury accommodation.
Getting Around
Places to Visit
  • Car Rental (from MYR40 per day)
  • Motorbike Rental (from MYR25 per day)
  • Taxi (Red & White/Grey/Blue)
    * Taxis follow a fixed price system for traversing between jetty, airport and tourist destinations around the island.
  • Cable Car @ Oriental Village
  • Pulau Payar Marine Park
  • Pulau Dayang Bunting
  • Telaga Tujuh Waterfall
  • Sungai Kilim Geopark
  • Temurun Waterfall
  • Snake Sanctuary
  • Air Hangat Village (Hot Springs)
  • MARDI Agrotechnology Park
  • Laman Padi (Rice Garden)
  • Zoo Negara (National Zoo)
  • Langkawi Craft Complex
  • Langkawi Bird Paradise
  • Underwater World.
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Cable Car