Langkawi – No 4 Attraction

Langkawi is an archipelago of islands (99 in all) of stunning beauty, the epitome of a tropical paradise in the sun. Located at the north western coast if West Malaysia and part of the Kedah State, its beaches are internationally well known for its fine white sand and clear water. Langkawi is not as well developed as some of the tropical beaches in South East Asia but its pristine atmosphere provide unforgettable experience in quietness and reclusiveness for the discerning holiday makers. Some of the opulent resorts have built villas next to the beaches and the jungle where the call of birds greet one in the morning. Monkeys are known to roam the jungle. As development is slow, the pace of life is generally slow. There are many coves and deserted beaches which are very secluded.

Whilst in Langkawi visit Pulau Dayang Bunting by joining the island hopping cruises or charted boat. The lake in this island is fresh water and great for swimming. The most popular and developed beaches for both local and international visitors are Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah, located near the airport. One can hire cars or motorcycles to move around the island at very economical rates. If one is lazy, hired taxis or MPVs offer guided tour round the island to the popular spots at bargain prizes.

Visit Panorama Langkawi cable car for a trip up Gunung Machinchang to experience the spectacular views over the island and the Andaman Sea. Whilst at the peak, walk across the single span suspension bridge with stunning view of the jungle below.

Diving and snorkeling are popular activities in Langkawi. Popular spots include Pulau Payar Marine Park.

For those interested in jungle trails to see its natural beauty, arrangement can be made to explore Lubuk Semiling, in the middle of Pulau Langkawi or the tallest mountain on the island, Gunung Raya. Visit the Telaga  Tujuh or Seven Wells which is a series of small water fall pools connected by a thin trickle of refreshingly cool mountain waters and surrounded by jungle.

There are two main areas for the shoppers. One at Kuah Town and the other at the Pantai Cenang / Pantai Tengah beach road. Langkawi is one of two islands in Malaysia that has been declared as duty free destinations. Cigarettes and liquors are sold cheaply here. Seafood in Langkawi is cheap and tasty. Try any of the local coffee shop which has both non air-conditioned and air-conditioned rooms with the best of seafood varieties these shops can offer.

Langkawi Airport cater for international flights to and from the island. There are connecting flights to Kuala Lumpur and Penang International Airports. From the mainland ferries connect Kuah Town with Kuala Perlis and Kuala Kedah in Perlis and Kedah respectively.

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