An archipelago of 99 islands dotting an ocean of crystal clear, turquoise waters makes up Langkawi, a tropical island paradise featuring diverse landscapes; from paddy fields, dense green jungles clinging to soaring mountain ranges, to beaches complete with coconut trees lining the sandy shores. The area has tons to offer the nature lover, so here are the top 5 sightseeing locations around Langkawi.
- Langkawi SkyBridge
The Langkawi SkyBridge spans out from the peak of Machinchang Mountain to provide an unobstructed view of the thick canopy of the virgin jungle below and the sparkling, crystalline waters of the surrounding ocean.
The bridge first began operations in 2004 and is suspended from a single 82m high pylon. The bridge is situated approximately 100m above the jungle canopy and can accommodate 250 sightseers at a time. It’s a safe, yet breathtaking way to experience the marvelous Langkawi landscape
Unlike a straight bridge, the Langkawi SkyBridge curves around the mountain to effectively obscure each end from sight. Visitors feel as if they are suspended in the air and are treated to a constantly evolving view as they move around the structure.
- Tanjung Rhu Beach
Soft fine white sand stretches along the northern coastline of Tanjung Rhu Beach. The area is tucked away just off the main tourist paths, so it’s a quiet secluded spot to enjoy the views, but there are shops and restaurants nearby. The water is comfortably warm for swimming and enjoying a bit of snorkeling, but you won’t see anybody cutting up the water with a noisy jet ski or powerboat. The glorious sunset is worth the wait, and always makes a fitting end to a perfect day.
- Underwater World Langkawi
Beach life isn’t for everyone, but you can still experience the abundant biodiversity of marine life around Langkawi and the rest of the globe at Underwater World, Langkawi.
This unique Langkawi sightseeing attraction has different sections representing a wide array of Langkawi landscapes but also features other ecosystems of the world, including the Tropical Rainforest section, Temperate World, Sub-Antarctic Climate area, and the Freshwater and Marine life sections. More than 4,000 animals are on display. Children will love the feeding time of the African penguins, Rockhopper penguins, and the Tunnel tank, so be sure to check the schedule.
- Langkawi Cable Car (Langkawi SkyCab)
The Langkawi SkyCab is a primary Langkawi sightseeing location that is not to be missed. The cable car provides a sweeping aerial view of the Langkawi landscape as it travels 2.2km up and down the mountain, giving fantastic views of the jungle and the white sandy shores of the beach below.
- Langkawi Wildlife Park
The Langkawi Wildlife Park provides an exciting and safe way for families to interact with many native creatures living around Langkawi. Large enclosed bird rooms give the freedom for tropical birds to live as they would in the wild. Visitors will enjoy the spectacle of Langkawi’s feathered inhabitants stretching their wings in a vibrant tropical garden. The entire family will be able to experience the animals up close during the feeding sessions and learn more about the mammals, reptiles, fishes, and plants of Langkawi.