Langkawi, Malaysia – Top 10 Places to Visit

1. Dataran Lang (Eagle Square)

Eagle Square is a must-visit place for every visitor to Langkawi. Besides, the 12 meter-tall sculpture of an eagle with widely open wings, has been a signature landmark. From here, it is only 5 minutes walk to other travel destinations on the island. In the evening, people like to walk around to enjoy sea breezes and watch the ferries plying along the harbor.

Dataran Lang, Langkawi

2. Langkawi Sky Bridge & SkyCab

A special way to have an aerial view of Langkawi is to view from this 124 meter-long suspended bridge. It is also called “The Longest Free Span and Curved Bridge In The World”. 700 meter above the sea level, this bridge can accommodate not more than 250 people at a time. Tourists can have a view of several Langkawi’s islets while enjoying the cool breeze.

The only way to access this bridge is to take a 15-minute ride on the Langkawi SkyCab. It goes steeply up to the Mount Machinchang and stops at 2 viewpoints. You will also enjoy the breathtaking view along the journey.

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3. Pantai Cenang

Pantai Cenang or Cenang Beach is one of the most hustling beach towns on Langkawi island. Many budget guesthouses and hostels are located here. Thus, it also has many restaurants, cafes, and shops that you can spend time around. Besides, try out the Jet Ski Tour or just simply enjoy the sunbathing time here.

4. Ayer Hangat Friday Night Market

If you are looking out for some local food, make sure to visit the Friday Night Market in Ayer Hangat. Not too far away from Tanjung Rhu Beach, it is also a less touristic place to go, as you can experience the local side of Langkawi. You will see local cuisines like Nasi Kerabu, beef stew, or Lemang here.

Langkawi night market
langkawi night market

5. Taman Lagenda

Complete your sightseeing in Langkawi with a visit to Taman Lagenda. Explore the garden museum on foot or ride in a buggy. It is beautifully landscaped with 17 sculptures, each with its own local legend. Next, it is also a popular park for local joggers.

legenda langkawi
langkawi taman lagenda

6. Gunung Raya

Gunung Raya is the Langkawi’s highest peak with an altitude of 881 meters. You can enjoy the panoramic view of the island from the mountain peak. The ancient legend saying that this mountain is actually the cursed form of the giant Mat Raya, who once lived on the island. This is also a popular hiking spot for tourists, where they hike to the peak through the rainforests. Besides, lucky enough, you may see some leaf monkeys, white-bellied eagles, hornbills, and other animal species.

7. Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls

Seven Wells Waterfalls derived its name from the 7 natural pools channeled by 7 separate waterfalls in Gunung Mat Cincang. Get yourself ready to explore this one of the best secret places to visit in Langkawi! Moreover, dip yourself in the cool waters or climb up to the top of the waterfalls for a totally different view.

8. Langkawi Wildlife Park

For nature lovers, if mountain hiking is not enough, you can visit this park. At here, you will be able to see the wildlife animals and more than 2,500 exotic birds up close. There are over 150 different bird species, including parakeets, eagles, toucans, owls, flamingos, and hornbills. You can also walk leisurely at their walk-in aviary and take a photo with their 15 meters tall manmade waterfall.

langkawi wildlife park
langkawi wildlife park

9. Underwater World Langkawi

On a family trip? Don’t worry. You can bring the kids to Underwater World Langkawi to take a walk “underwater”. The kids will be amazed by the huge number of sea creatures available in the tank, which includes sharks, penguins, Arapaima, stingrays, etc. You may also pre-book the tickets online through their official website to avoid hustle during the trip.

langkawi underwater world

10. Art in Paradise Langkawi

Located at Langkawi’s Oriental Village, this is the 2nd-largest 3D art museum in the world, while largest in Malaysia. It has more than 200 beautiful artworks that look alive when photographed. You can also spend a long time here, exploring multiple zones inside the 3-storey building.

langkawi 3d art