LANGKAWI

Sights & Landmarks

Sights & Landmarks in Langkawi

  • Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls aka Seven Wells (Gunung Mat Cincang, Northwest corner of the island, 45 kms from Kuah, walking distance from Oriental village and cable car (10 min)), +60 4 9667789. This waterfall is named after the seven natural pools along its path. Legend has it that fairies used to come down to the pools to bathe and frolic. There are 2 viewing areas at Telaga Tujuh. The lower area is at the base of the waterfall and the higher area is where the 7 pools are. You can bathe in the pools and even slide down the slick rock between them. Be warned, to get to the 7 pools, you have to climb 638 steps which can get quite slippery when wet. As with most Malaysian tourist sites, the toilet facilities are not maintained and rubbish is strewn everywhere.

There is also a jungle trekking course available at the site which will lead you through a trail of about 2,500 m, up 2 different mountains. This trail is achievable with slippers, but it is best to wear comfortable hiking shoes or boots as some segments of the trail are nearly vertical. Be warned that these trails are not recommended for family trips.

  • Gunung Raya (take the snaking paved road through the jungle). The tallest mountain on the island, at 881m. Spectacular views from the lookout point on the top. There is a resort hotel serving meals and indifferent coffee at the summit. There is a lookout tower which one may climb for RM 10. There is also a possibility to climb the mountain which requires good health as there are 4287 steps in the stairs.
  • Crocodile AdventurelandJalan Datai, Mk. Ayer Hangat (on the way to Teluk Datai),  +60 4 9592559. Daily, 9AM-6PM, Show Time: Daily at 11:15AM & 2:45PM, hourly feedings. Over 1,000 crocodiles and alligators. Witness a boxing match of man vs crocodile, or take a ride in a rickshaw drawn by a crocodile. this attraction will not be enjoyed by some visitors, the crocodiles are inbred and deformed. Adult RM15, child RM10 (below 12 yrs).
  • Laman Padi Rice Garden (northern end of Pantai Cenang, opposite Casa Del Mar Hotel),  +60 4 955 4312. 10AM-6PM. Rice fields and nice landscaping. Museum in English details process of cultivating rice. Free.
  • Legend Garden (400 metres from Kuah Jetty beside the CHOGM Park and Al-Hana Mosque.),  +60 4 9664223. 8AM-11PM daily. Beautiful garden located on 50 acres, designed based on Langkawi heritage. Adults: RM5, Children: RM2.50.
  • Underwater World (Pantai Cenang), +60 4 9556100. 9:30AM-6:30PM on weekdays and 9:30AM-8:30PM on weekends. An indoor aquarium. Try to catch the feeding times (see website for details). RM38 for adults and RM28 for children.
  • Eagle Square. The square, featuring a giant eagle statue, is beautifully landscaped with scenic ponds, bridges and coverd terraces, and is especially beautiful when illuminated at night
  • Oriental Village. Asian-themed village featuring restaurants, an exotic snake charmer, jugglers, silat displays, traditional music, kite flying demonstrations, palmistry, portrait painting. A miserable elephant is forced to offer rides to tourists. In the future, a tiger may be added into the collection of their non-native wildlife. Rent a segway to scoot around Oriental Village.
  • Galeria Perdana,  +60 4 959 1498. 10AM to 5PM, closed Mondays. Museum featuring gifts Malaysia has received from foreign countries. RM10.
  • Wild Life Park. It is a zoo. Many wild animals to see.

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