Though a tropical island, but one of the most popular destinations within Malaysia due to its picturesque landscape.Langkawi also considered as one of the most beautiful islands in the world.
Langkawi is also popular as CRIME FREE because there is a 0 % crime in that island unless the monkeys who can even snatch mobile from your hand.
Despite what looks like slant towards tourism, many of the islanders are actually farmers, fisherman, and entrepreneurs. Experience the beautiful countryside and peaceful landscape of paddy fields by renting a car and taking a leisurely drive around the island.
You will pass small villages with wooden houses framed by palm trees and children paddling their old bicycles on errands. Aside from experiencing the local lifestyle, there is no shortage of things to do in Langkawi.
You can take the new cable car to the summit of mount mat Cincang – Langkawi’s second highest mountain for an unrivaled view of the entire main island and beyond.
Other popular destinations are:-
- Langkawi underwater world
- Langkawi eagle
- Water sports
- Mangrove forest and eagle watch
- Batcave in Langkawi
- The field of burnt rice, hot springs, Telaga Tujur(the seven wells) and beach black sand, Gua Cerita (cave of stories) and Gua Langsir (curtain cave)
LANGKAWI UNDERWATER WORLD
An Underwater world in Langkawi is one of the island’s best- known attractions located at the southern end of Pentai Cenang, beside the Zone duty-free shopping center.it spread across 6 acres. It is the Malaysia largest aquarium.
The huge whitewashed structure houses more than 200 different species of marine and freshwater fish, including harbor seal, Rockhopper penguins (which I loved the most personally), shark, giant rays and the enormous Amazonian Arapioma –The biggest freshwater fish in the world.
Once you enter the air-conditioned interior.Araipamas (the world’s largest freshwater fish) can be seen in a medium sized tank in front of the entrance door.
It’s also known as EAGLE SQUARE. It is one of the best known man-made attractions, A large sculpture of an eagle poised to take a flight to Langkawi.
A site that greets visitors to the island via ferry. It’s a 12 mts tall statue is one of the island’s most instantly recognizable monuments.
It is located at the southeast corner of the Palau Langkawi beside offering a beautiful view of the kuah – bay. Dataran Lang has beautiful miniature fountains, terraces, and bridges that make it ideal for post card perfect photos.
The square is a good place to watch the ferries, but plan a trip here early in the morning or late in the evening when the sun is at least as intense.
The reddish brown Eagle at Dataran Lang was built as an emblem of the island.According to the folklore, Langkawi’s name came from two Malay words – helang (eagle) and kawi (reddish brown) hence Lang-Kawi.
The monument is also within walking distance of some of the best duty-free shops in Langkawi.Chocolates and alcohol are especially good buys here.
LANGKAWI WATER SPORTS
Parasailing in Langkawi is one of the most thrilling and exhilarating experiences which you can enjoy while vacationing. It does not need any experience.
One of the trainers will go with you whether you are single or a couple if you need. The see from up is awesome to look.
It was an amazing experience, the best way to see the whole island. The trainer left us two to enjoy and take the Jet – Ski up to the marked line in the sea. It’s just like scooty to drive into the water.
MANGROVE FOREST AND EAGLE WATCH
A marvelous boat tour with serene surroundings of mangrove forest. The journey takes you from a charming fishing village through a wealth of natural beauty as you explore the best sight of the island.
If it’s included in your tour then the pick up from your hotel, you head to the Tanjung Rhu where we got a boat as well as the boat captain who used to guide us throughout the tour.
Are cruise passed limestone caves and hidden canyons. Our guide us to keep an eye on monkeys, kingfishers, monitor lizards and mud crabs. We also got a chance to see and feed 3 different species of eagles and the moment is still captured in our camera.
BAT CAVE IN LANGKAWI
Bat cave is located in kilim river but on the opposite side of the river. So we had to took a boat to reach the cave.
After getting off the boat we passed through the wooden bridge that goes through mangrove swamps and right into the bat cave. The cave is so named because of the large population of MALAYSIAN FRUIT BATS that resides there. There is no light inside. Our guide gave us a flashlight before entering the cave which is a bit scary to enter initially because it’s quite dark and creepy inside.
As we entered the cave having a high ceiling, we got a feel that there are lots of living creatures inside and we can only see them by pointing a flashlight towards the ceiling and we were awestruck to see lots of black bats hanging on the top and looking at us.
Although they were harmless. As we walked over the footbridge which goes through the caves we are instructed to remain silent, not to smoke and not to flash the light too much in the eye of the bats as they would be harmful to them.
There were lots more activities present there, but due to lack of time we just visited these which are really out of the world to explore.you can also consider the place to spend your special moments like honeymoon if you are looking for a peaceful and beautiful place to stay and relaxed apart from the city rush like Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. If someone asks me to rate this place I will give 4 out of 5 to this place.