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Beautiful Places to Visit in Langkawi

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Beautiful Places to Visit in Langkawi

Langkawi is an island that has something for everyone, from exciting nightlife to breathtaking landscapes, beautiful parks, historical structures, paradise beaches, and so much more.

Langkawi Island, an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea, is often called the Jewel of Kedah. Why? Because of its rich tourism and exciting places to visit. It is definitely a unique island and honeymoon destination.

If you're looking for a distinctive honeymoon destination, what do you think about honeymooning in Malaysia? Langkawi Island is one of the most famous honeymoon destinations in Malaysia. It is an archipelago consisting of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, located about 30 kilometers off the northwest coast of mainland Malaysia. Surrounded by stunning turquoise waters, the main island features picturesque rice fields and distinctive hills. This makes Langkawi an ideal honeymoon destination for nature lovers and beach enthusiasts.

Langkawi Malaysia has many tourist attractions, and if you're spending your honeymoon in Langkawi, then you need to keep a list of things to do in Langkawi. There are many places to visit in Langkawi on your honeymoon that will take your breath away.

As one of the most famous beach destinations in Malaysia and the most popular, Langkawi is home to numerous historical landmarks, excellent diving sites, exciting nightlife, and reasonably priced shopping.

A Langkawi honeymoon and a tour of the best places to visit in Langkawi are exactly what you need to celebrate your marriage.

Check out: The Best Langkawi Honeymoon Hotels

But once you're in Langkawi, what are the top things you should do there? We have created a full list of the top and most popular Langkawi attractions for you to check out.

Langkawi Sky Bridge

Langaki Sky Bridge

Langkawi Sky Bridge is a cable-stayed pedestrian bridge located in Langkawi, a state of Kedah in Malaysia. It was constructed in 2005, spanning 125 meters and situated at an elevation of 700 meters (2,300 feet) above sea level. Accessible via the Langkawi Cable Car, the bridge is considered one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Langkawi and is the world's first curved and suspended bridge simultaneously.

Operating hours start at 9:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM, with a crossing fee of 3.00 Ringgit for children and 5.00 Ringgit for adults.

Eagle Square

Eagle Square - Dataran Lang

Don't miss the chance to see the 12-meter-high sculpted eagle at the square, symbolizing the origin of Langkawi's name.

Eagle Square is a famous plaza on Langkawi Island, covering an area of 19 acres. It features small ponds, fountains, benches, shops, and restaurants. Named Eagle Square because it houses a massive 12-meter (39.3 feet) statue of an eagle, representing the Brahminy kite, after which Langkawi Island was named.

The eagle statue appears as if it is spreading its wings, ready to take flight. It stands on the waterfront of Dataran Lang, a pentagon-shaped area located in Kuah Bay. It is one of the first landmarks that visitors arriving by ferry or ship to Langkawi see.

The reddish-brown statue represents one of the oldest living creatures that inhabited Langkawi Island, the Brahminy kite, a symbol of the island. In fact, the name "Langkawi" is derived from the Malay language, where "Lang" means eagle, and "Kawi" means reddish-brown.

Langkawi Cable Car

Langkawi Cable Car

The Langkawi Cable Car stands out as one of the prominent tourist attractions in Langkawi, offering a unique experience to all its visitors. Riding this cable car provides an unforgettable journey, allowing you to enjoy enchanting views and explore Mount Machinchang, reached by the cable car. The Langkawi Cable Car is located directly north of Telaga Harbor, approximately a 30-minute drive from Kuah city, making it one of the essential landmarks in Langkawi, Malaysia. The service was first launched in 2003.

Take a tour to witness one of the steepest inclines in the world, which will take you to the summit of Mount Mat Cincang at a distance of about 21 km.

Visitors can find some restaurants and cafes at the cable car station at the summit and enjoy some time there.

The cost of riding the cable car for adults is 135 Ringgit.

Underwater World

Underwater World in Langkawi

One of the most famous tourist attractions on Langkawi Island, Underwater World is the largest aquarium in Malaysia, housing over 200 different species of marine and freshwater fish, including penguins, sharks, and Amazonian fish.

Located in Pantai Cenang, a well-known and popular coastal area on Langkawi Island in Malaysia, Underwater World Langkawi is the largest marine park in Langkawi, showcasing more than 5,000 types of marine creatures from over 100 diverse and different families. These creatures are displayed in over 100 glass tanks, making it one of Malaysia's distinctive aquatic gardens.

The exhibition features a 15-meter-long tunnel inside a large tank containing various aquatic life, including sharks swimming alongside visitors, providing them with the sensation of being part of the vast marine world.

Additionally, several live shows featuring trained animals such as penguins and dolphins are held in a dedicated performance area.

Ayer Hangat Friday Night Market

Ayer Hangat Friday Night Market

This market opens only on Friday nights and is known for its delicious and relatively inexpensive food. People enjoy trying various local dishes and strolling through the market.

The market is renowned for selling the most delicious foods at affordable prices. Therefore, newlyweds are advised to visit the market, indulge in tasty Malaysian cuisine, and enjoy engaging in entertaining activities there.

Wildlife Park

Wildlife Park

The Langkawi Wildlife Park is located in the Kilim area, just ten minutes from Kuah City. Also known as Langkawi Bird Paradise, the park was opened in November 2002 and has become one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Malaysia. It houses various species of birds, mammals, and reptiles from over 150 families worldwide. Additionally, the park is home to several endangered species, along with a number of fascinating and unusual creatures.

In addition to observing and feeding exotic fish and rare animals in this beautiful park, tourists can visit the Crystal Exhibition. Here, they have the opportunity to purchase finely crafted crystals, as well as traditional Chinese and Brazilian jewelry.


Langkawi Beaches

Langkawi is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, featuring white sandy shores and crystal-clear waters.

Langkawi's beaches include Datai Bay, Pantai Cenang (Water Sports Center), Tanjung Rhu Beach (isolated white sands surrounded by small islands and stunning sea views), and Tengah Beach (less crowded). Visitors can find numerous restaurants and shops around the beaches, and they can rent sunbeds or engage in various water activities. During the day, you can enjoy a drink or lunch at one of the many beachside restaurants.

Gunung Raya

Gunung Raya Summit

Gunung Raya is the highest peak in Langkawi, standing at an elevation of 881 meters. According to local beliefs, the mountain is said to be cursed by a giant named Mat Raya, who once inhabited the island.

It is characterized by distinctive hiking trails, which can be reached either by climbing 4,287 steep steps or by ascending the staircase known as the "Thousand Memories Eagle Stairs." The area forms a scenic natural landscape filled with wildlife such as monkeys, squirrels, hornbills, lizards, and eagles.

Pulau Payar Island

Pulau Payar Island

The island is located 30 km south of the main island. A marine park has been developed in the surrounding waters, which also include some other smaller islands. You can enjoy swimming on the beaches and also go diving.

Pulau Payar Marine Park is a small island resembling a small mountain rising in the middle of the sea, surrounded by two smaller islands that look like rocks in the middle of the ocean. This narrow area of land in the midst of deep waters provides an excellent habitat for a stunning coral reef, which, in turn, serves as a living environment for many colorful and beautiful fish species with their unique charm. Pulau Payar is considered one of the most captivating tourist destinations in Langkawi and in the state of Kedah in general. It is an unmatched opportunity to enjoy the enchantment of the deep seas and the isolated tropical sandy beaches.

The island can be reached by boat, and the journey takes only one hour.

3D Art Museum

3D Art Museum

The museum is located next to the cable car station and showcases three-dimensional artworks that come to life when photographed. It is considered the largest 3D art museum in Malaysia and the second-largest in the world.

The museum consists of three floors and nine interactive zones, including the Optical Illusion Zone, Safari Adventures, Marine Life, Classic Zone, Castle Area, Malaysian Zones and Landscapes, as well as the Ancient Egypt Zone. You can enjoy the beauty of three-dimensional artworks and master the art of capturing the most beautiful and amusing photographs, as if you are amidst live scenes.


Langkawi Waterfalls

They are among the most tourist-attractive places in Langkawi. The name "Seven Wells Waterfalls" in Langkawi refers to a series of seven interconnected natural pools fed by seven separate waterfalls in Gunung Mat Cincang.

This waterfall is a masterpiece that embodies all aspects of beauty, located in the northwest of the island. The wells are freshwater springs that nourish other pools 90 meters away. They have formed over millions of years through the accumulation and runoff of rainwater into the seventh basin at an elevation of 90 meters.

The upper part is steep and considered unsafe due to rock slides, while the lower part is the main area for the public to swim and stroll. It features some pools that appear as private natural swimming pools, especially during the rainy season.


Things to do in Langkawi:

  • Visiting the Spa: Southeast Asia is known for exceptional spa treatments, and Langkawi Island is no exception. Explore the rejuvenating spa options before leaving.
  • Tasting Malaysian Cuisine: Malaysia is renowned for its multicultural society, offering a variety of delightful cuisines that blend delicious flavors from Chinese, Indian, and Malaysian traditions. Don't miss the chance to savor these mouthwatering dishes.
  • Shopping: Langkawi is a haven for shopping enthusiasts, as it is exempt from customs duties. This makes it the perfect place to buy handbags and electronic gadgets!
  • Having dinner and watching the sunset.

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