Lang Kawi means “eagle red” as it the home of many red-brown eagles. Langkawi is the main island in Malaysia that has a lot to offer. Many describe Langkawi as an adventurous destination with many sites to visit. You need to first know how to get to Langkawi so that you can organize your trip. The following are things to do in Langkawi.
See the Eagle Square
The Eagle Square also known as Dataran Lang is a 12M tall sculpture of an eagle on a top elevated platform. The sculpture is just a walking distance from Kua Jetty, Taman Lagenda, and numerous restaurants and duty-free shops. Due to its proximity to the sea, it is a perfect spot to watch ferries fly across the harbor.
The best time to visit is in the morning or late in the evening when the sun is not intense. The reddish-brown eagle provides the perfect background for amazing pictures. You can get chocolates and alcohol from Jetty Point mall when walking to Eagle Square.
Visit the Langkawi Sky Bridge
This is among the top tourist attractions in Langkawi. It is a 410ft long curved pedestrian that is above Mt Mat Chinchang. You have to use the Langkawi cable cars from the oriental village. It gets windy because of the ventilation at the top of the cable car so you are advised to wear heavy clothes. You will have the best views of the second highest peak of Langkawi that include the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls and the rainforest.
The cable car levels ours and stops after a few hundred feet at the sky bridge. There you will find many stalls selling souvenirs, drinks, and toys. The sky bridge is very safe with double steel railings and an enclosed wire mesh. The bridge is 1.8M side and you can admire the view and the rest of your feet. One of the greatest views is the Tarutao island in Thailand.
See the Underwater World Langkawi
It is located in the Pantai Cenang beach town. The underwater world houses more than 500 sea creatures that include flamingos, seahorses, seals, rockhopper penguins, and mandarin ducks. The most preferred attraction is the 15M walkthrough underwater tunnel where you can close-up views of the sharks, green turtles, and giant stingrays.
The Arapaimas (the world’s largest freshwater fish) can be seen once you enter the air-conditioned interior. The complex is divided into three sections; the Tropical Rainforest, Temperate, and Sub-Antarctic. The underwater water also has an educational center, a cafeteria, and a 3D theatre. You can watch short movies about prehistoric fish life.
Visit the Gunung Raya Mountain
Is the highest mountain in Langkawi with a height of 881M at the peak. It has a dense forest that is a home for many wild animals such as hornbills, monkeys, squirrels, mountain hawk eagles, flying foxes, etc. The mountain peak offers an amazing view of the
Andaman sea, Langkawi’s verdant surround, and neighboring islets. If you prefer a quiet retreat there is a small park, museum, and the D’ Coconut Hill Resort Langkawi. Inside the resort, there is a spa center and an eight-story-tall viewing tower to enjoy the best views. The mountain is also a popular destination for hikers and jungle trekking.