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Pulau Langkawi Special Attractions

 

 

There are 99 islands along the coast of Kedah in Malaysia that make up Langkawi, with Pulau Langkawi being the largest. Pulau Langkawi translates to "Island of Langkawi." There are two different things that make this beautiful island so famous - its breathtaking beauty and the legends associated with it. For example, there is the legend of Mahsuri, a stunningly beautiful lady who was accused of adultery and executed, though she was innocent. There are many places to visit, including Kota Mahsuri, which was built in memory of the executed maiden and tells the complete story of Mahsuri. In 2007, Pulau Langkawi was designated as a geopark by UNESCO.

Dataran Lang (Eagle Square)

As the name implies, the eagle square is the site of a giant statue of an eagle with wings outstretched, ready to take off. The reddish-brown marble statue is twelve meters tall and is the first landmark visible on the island from sea. Its gaze towards the sea beckons visitors to the island. It can be seen during day and at night, as it is beautifully illuminated. Besides the giant statue, there is a high-roofed pavilion at the square where you will find kiosks selling different kinds of items. Various events are also held here.

Cable Car

Get the opportunity to enjoy a cable car ride 708 meters above sea level. The cars travel to a height of 710 meters for 2.2 kilometers, climbing at an incline of 42 degrees. There are many special views during the ride, including the surrounding rain forest, the legendary Gunung Machincang and the Andaman Sea.

Bear in mind that the temperatures at the top station are relatively low, so carry a sweater while enjoying the panoramic views of the surroundings at the viewing platforms.

The cable car operates between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and all public holidays. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, it is open between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Of course weather conditions will determine when this is possible.

Crocodile Farm

The Crocodile Farm, open between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m, covers some eight hectares and accommodates over a thousand crocodiles. There are different places you can visit here, including the breeding pond, feeding pond, species pond, bridge-over pond, and show pond.

Underwater World

Learn more about Asian aquatic life with Underwater World's collection of more than 100 tanks. There are some special attractions here that will enhance any visit. It is open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. every day except on public holidays, when it opens half an hour earlier.

 



 

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