10 Interesting Places In Langkawi the “Jewel of Kedah” Visitors Love
“Jewel of Kedah” is the ultimate tropical escape with a long list of interesting places in Langkawi to visit in Malaysia.
Turquoise waters encircle the legendary Langkawi Archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea.
Awarded UNESCO Global Geopark status, the islands are home to hidden forest valleys and cascades.
Myths, legends, and folk tales abound, brimming with hidden fortunes and epic escapes.
It’s easy to see why Langkawi is rapidly turning into Malaysia’s hottest tourist destination.
10 Interesting Places In Langkawi
If you’re visiting this treasured tropical island, here are 10 interesting places you should check out.
#1 Makam Mahsuri
Visit Makam Mahsuri, the tomb for Langkawi’s legendary beauty, Mahsuri.
Learn about the beautiful Mahsuri as you indulge in the classical Malay architecture of the mini museum artistry displaying some of Mahsuri’s jewels.
According to folklore, she was accused of adultery and executed by stabbing without trial.
She cursed Langkawi, saying it would be a barren island for seven generations.
Her tomb, in a white square embedded in beautiful greenery, has become a tourist attraction on the island.
You can also see the weapon used to execute her in the mini museum with a brief description of Mahsuri’s destiny.
Mahsuri’s curse proved accurate as Langkawi only came out of its dry spell recently and is now regarded as a huge tourist attraction.
#2 Dataran Helang
The iconic Dataran Helang is the home of the commanding 12 meters high Eagle statue.
The words Helang (Eagle) and Kawi (reddish brown) are the inspiration behind the enchanted island’s name.
The eagle is a welcoming symbol for visitors arriving at the Langkawi Kuah Jetty.
Dataran Helang is a lovely spot for photo taking day and night.
Besides offering several beautiful vistas of Kuah Bay, Dataran Lang has beautiful miniature fountains, terraces, and walkways perfect for chilling out and strolling around.
#3 Langkawi Skybridge Cable Car (Langkawi Cable Car)
Experience the verdure of Langkawi with the steepest cable car ride in the world.
Massive rock towers and peaks provide incredible 360-degree views from every angle. It’s an absolute “must-see” for all visitors.
The Machinchang range consists of several peaks, which all share the same name – the summit here is 701m above sea level.
The cable car also goes to the highest peak, Machinchang, reaching an altitude of 708 meters.
A unique curved bridge greets you, and you will enjoy stunning views of the entire Lang¬kawi Island and even southern Thailand.
Take part in the Langkawi Skyrail by meeting up with a jungle trekking tour at the medium station on Langkawi Skybridge.
#4 Underwater World Langkawi
Underwater World Langkawi (UWL) is one of Southeast Asia’s most extensive marines and freshwater aquaria.
It is built to bring issues to light on the significance of conserving our valuable aquatic living things, consequently making comprehension of the profound and indistinguishable bond between man and nature.
Underwater World Langkawi attractions include
- Tropical Rainforest & River Ecosystem
- Temperate & Sub-Antarctic and Marine Section
- Freshwater Fish Section
- Seashell Display
- Koi Pond
- Reptilium Section
- Invertebrate Section
- Coral Reef Section
- Poisonous & Venomous Section
Featuring an enormous 15-meter long walk-through tunnel, visitors can see the fantastic sea creatures up close—personal such as the Giant Green Turtle.
The immense oceanarium is near a shopping center and restaurant.
Visitors are provided with one-stop shopping, eating, and entertainment package, all of which are located within one area.
#5 Fire Show At Pantai Cenang (Cenang Beach)
The liveliest spot in Langkawi, Pantai Cenang, is the nightly Fire Show.
The place is loaded with colorful bean bags on the sand, where you can chill and soak in the sunset views.
Get there early, book your beanbag, feel the music, and spend your time grazing from nearby restaurants as you wait for the performances to start.
Performers twirled fire batons, tossing and catching them, spinning sparkling pois, and lighting up the night with a giant cone of flame shot from a rod.
Indeed this is one activity that is sure to light up your night!
#6 Kilim Geoforest Park Langkawi
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park is a world-renowned geo site with dazzling geological formations, lifeforms, and astonishing creatures.
Langkawi’s mammoth limestone rocks, fossils, caves and lagoons, beaches, and of course, thick forests of mangroves are full of fantastic flora and fauna.
Keep an eye on the mangrove region over 100 years old and the muddy flats.
Swinging from trees, you see monkeys and scurrying squirrels.
On the mud flats, mud crabs abound with monitor lizards that can quickly plunge in and remain submerged for a sustained period in the water.
See how the creatures disappear into many hidden caves concealed by the dense mangrove roots.
A nearby floating fish farm can see a fantastic array of fish in enormous open water tanks.
#7 Laman Padi Langkawi (Muzium Laman Padi)
Kedah is Malaysia’s famed rice bowl and the country’s highest rice producer.
Langkawi’s Rice Museum is a presentation center for local rice-related artifacts, charts, pictures, and rice planting tools, diverging towards being an eco-tourism draw.
The museum grandstands the verifiable and social significance of conventional paddy cultivation and offers visitors a hands-on understanding of rice cultivation techniques.
#8 Kompleks Kraf Tangan (The Langkawi Craft Complex)
Since 1996, The Langkawi Craft Complex has hosted a selection of local craft products.
The architecture of the complex is embellished with Islamic thematic components intent on improving decorative designs on the walls detailing a good mix of Malay architecture.
Visitors can browse through the Heritage Museum and the Customs & Wedding.
Other than engaging in interactive craft activities, visitors can record delightful moments at the Dataran Tangga Seribu (A Thousand Staircase Square), one of the symbols at the Langkawi Craft Complex.
#9 MARDI Agro Technology Park
Malaysia’s agricultural industry is showcased at this public park, well known for its commercialized farms planted with a wide variety of organic products.
You can tour the massive park that ends with feasting on a beautiful local fruit buffet.
Twenty seasonal and non-seasonal tropical fruit trees cover about 40% of the total land area in the farmland.
Some typical seasonal tropical fruits you can taste include durian, rambutan, mangosteen, cempedak, jackfruit, starfruit, guava, citrus, mango, pulasan, longan, and many others.
#10 3D Art in Paradise Langkawi
From mythical beasts emerging from the photo frames or a man’s hand extending out of his portrait to greet warmly – this is the second biggest 3D art museum on the planet and the biggest in Malaysia.
Over 100 fine arts made by 23 Korean craftsmen and local artists helped create the themes in the art museum, each having its theme and a type of 3D artistry.
3D Art Langkawi is a three-story structure covering a floor area of around 2,000 square meters.
Conclusion Interesting Places In Langkawi
Langkawi offers so many more interesting places than just relaxing by the beach.
You can enjoy various activities, such as participating in fun activities and absorbing its cultural heritage.
There are plenty of picturesque islands, dreamy bays, and stunning beaches; this archipelago of 99 isles should be on everyone’s bucket list.
Go ahead and start planning for places to visit in Langkawi!
Today is the day to plan your vacation!
Source: Myth and Legends