1. Langkawi Cable Car / Langkawi Sky Bridge
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 20:00
Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh Teluk Burau, Langkawi, Kedah 07000
Tel: +604 959 4225
The entrance for the Langkawi Cable Car, which takes visitors all the way up to Mount Mat Cincang, Langkawi’s second highest peak, is located in The Oriental Village in the upper northwest of Langkawi Island, near Pantai Kok. Entering the village and passing through the pleasant oriental garden and souvenir shops, visitors make their payment at a counter before stepping onto an escalator which brings them to the cable-car pedestal. Once in, Langkawi Cable Car ascends; you’ll begin to notice the temperature dropping and a windy breeze begin flowing into the cabin through ventilation slits at the top.
The Langkawi Sky Bridge is located at the 'end' of the Cable Car ride. One of the island’s highlights, it is a 410ft-long curved pedestrian bridge above Mount Mat Cinchang. It may sound like a cliché but it is really true - the views from here are simply stunning - great for those Kodak moments! Located 2,300ft above sea level, the Sky Bridge is easily accessible by the Langkawi Cable Car. The journey to the top starts out at the Oriental Village in the upper northwest of Langkawi Island, near Pantai Kok. Once the cable car gets going it gets a little chilly as winds flow through the ventilation slits at the top, so put on a sweater beforehand.
2. Langkawi Underwater World
09:30 – 18:30 Monday – Friday
09:30 – 22:30 Friday – Sunday
Address: Zon Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang
Tel: +604 955 6100
Spread across nearly six acres, Underwater World Langkawi is one of the island’s best-known attractions. Located at the southern end of Pantai Cenang (almost at the border of Pantai Tengah), beside the Zon duty-free shopping centre, it is Malaysia’s largest aquarium. The huge white-washed structure houses more than 200 different species of marine and freshwater fish including harbour seals, rockhopper penguins, sharks, giant rays and the enormous Amazonian arapaima – the biggest freshwater fish in the world. Once you enter the air-conditioned interior, Araipamas (the world's largest freshwater fish) can be seen in a medium-sized tank in front of the entrance door. The complex is divided into three sections: Tropical Rainforest, Temperate and Sub-Antarctic. The Sub-Antarctic was probably the most popular section – the ‘penguin-arium’ houses cute little rockhopper and black-footed penguins that cause quite a few people to crowd around the exhibit to get a good look. Other highlights of the tourist-friendly Underwater World include an Educational Resource Centre, a cafeteria and a three-dimensional (3D) theatre – be sure to watch the short movie about Michael, a little prehistoric fish and his life before becoming a fossil. Lastly there’s a giant walk-through six million litre underwater tunnel tank which houses an extensive number of fish including sharks, giant stingrays and green turtles.
3. Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise
Opening Hours:08:30 – 18:00
Address: Lot 1485, Jalan Ayer Hangat, Kampung Belanga Pecah
Tel: +604 966 5855
Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise is a five-acre park along Jalan Ayer Hangat. Officially launched in 2002, it is a tropical garden with over 2,500 exotic birds from 150 species such as canaries, owls, eagles, toucans, hornbills and flamingos. The park also features a walk-in aviary with a 15m manmade waterfall. About ten minutes from Kuah, the complex is also known as the Taman Burung Langkawi or Langkawi Wildlife Park. The 10,000sqm complex has over 1,500 birds that fly freely, with sections that strongly resemble the natural habitats of each different species of birdlife. The Langkawi Bird Paradise is the first fully covered wildlife park in Asia.
4. Pulau Payar Marine Park in Langkawi
Location: 30km south of Langkawi
Tel: +604 966 7308
Pulau Payar Marine Park is a popular site for snorkelling and diving enthusiasts keen on exploring Langkawi’s undersea action. Just 30km south of the main island, it is about 45 minutes away from the Kuah jetty point and you can take either a catamaran or a speedboat to get here. Comprising four islands, the largest of which is Pulau Payar, and three smaller isles (Pulau Kaca, Pulau Lembu and Pulau Segantang) this marine park is spread over two nautical miles. None of these islands are inhabited and are strictly regulated by the Fisheries Department of Kedah to maintain their pristine condition.
One of Pulau Payar Marine Park’s best features is its Coral Garden, a secluded section of the ‘park’ with colourful coral beautifully protected and preserved due to its sheltered waters. Those eager to explore the park will have to obtain permission from the authorities (fishing is strictly prohibited) before venturing into the waters: alternatively you can join a tour group. The park caters well to tourists with an extensive array of facilities ranging from picnic tables, barbecue pits, gazebos and restrooms set at strategic points throughout the park.
5. Langkawi Art in Paradise 3D Museum
Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 18:00
Address: Oriental Village, Burau Bay, Langkawi
Langkawi Art in Paradise 3D Museum, hailed as the largest 3D art museum in Malaysia and second largest in the world, features more than 200 impressive artworks that appear almost lifelike when photographed. Accessible within a 20-minute drive from Langkawi International Airport, this unique attraction is situated next to the iconic Langkawi Cable Car in The Oriental Village, Burau Bay. Most Booked HOTELSRating Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort Langkawi 4.3/ 5 Berjaya Langkawi Resort 4.3/ 5 The Danna Langkawi 4.8/ 5 Adya Hotel Langkawi 4.0/ 5 Dayang Bay Serviced Apartment & Resort 3.7/ 5 Langkawi Lagoon Resort by De Lagoon / 5 Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi 3.7/ 5 Aseania Resort Langkawi 3.3/ 5 Ombak Villa Langkawi 3.6/ 5 Vivanta by Taj - Rebak Island, Langkawi 4.3/ 5 Most Booked TOURS Grand Island Tour Mangrove Forest & Eagle Watching Tour Sunset Cocktail Cruise Private Half-Day Island Hopping Experience Half-Day Island Hopping Mangrove Forest & Eagle Watching Scenic Cruise with Lunch Private Cable Car & Oriental Village Visit Helicopter Experience Over Dayang Bunting Lake Half-Day Langkawi Island Tour A three-storey building with an exhibition space that covers 2,000 square metres, Langkawi Art in Paradise 3D Museum is divided into nine interactive zones including optical illusion, aquatic, safari, fantasy, classic, castles, landscapes, Egyptian, and Malaysian zones. There are more than 200 beautiful and meticulous artworks, all of which are hand-painted by 23 leading Korean artists in collaboration with talented local artists. Presented in three-dimensional forms, many of these paintings seem to spill out from their framed canvases, offering a fun way for visitors to interact, photograph, and blend with the artworks. One of the highlights of the Langkawi Art in Paradise 3D Museum is the stunning panoramic painting of the gleaming Kuala Lumpur city skyline, featuring the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, Menara KL Tower, and Sultan Abdul Samad Building.