Malaysia’s Langkawi island, also known as the Jewel of Kedah, is an archipelago made up of 99 islands surrounded by pristine beaches, lush green rainforests, and amazing rock formations. This is why more than just the historical attractions, shopping districts and amazing water sports activities, its natural landscapes are some of the best tourist spots in the island.
We listed down ways to enjoy your Langkawi vacation other than going to the beach, but there’s still a few places in Langkawi you definitely wouldn’t want to miss. So check out more of our list of the must-see attractions in Langkawi, Malaysia.
Underwater World Langkawi
Underwater World Langkawi is one of the most popular attractions in the island, and rightfully so since it is considered to be Malaysia’s largest aquarium. It has more than 200 different species of marine and freshwater fishes. As soon as you come in, you will be greeted by the biggest freshwater fish in the world known as the Amazonian arapaima. There are three sections visitors can go to: Tropical Rainforest, Temperate, and Sub-Antartic where rockhopper penguins and black-footed penguins can be found. One of the main highlights of Underwater World Langkawi is the six million litre walk-through tunnel tank which houses sharks, sea turtles, and other kinds of fishes.
At 881 metres in height, Gunung Raya is the highest mountain in Langkawi island. The dense forest of the mountain houses a diverse wildlife which includes macaque monkeys, flying foxes, mountain hawk eagles, great hornbills, and more. According to local legend, the mountain used to be a giant named Mat Raya who fought with Mat Cincang (now Mount Mat Cincang, the second highest mountain). The mountain peak is a granite formation that offers a panoramic view of the rainforest, neighbouring islands, and the Andaman Sea.
Langkawi Art in Paradise 3D Museum
Langkawi Art in Paradise 3D Museum is a three-storey building that is divided into nine interactive sections, and features 200 art pieces that appear lifelike when photographed. It is no wonder why it is known as Malaysia’s largest 3D museum and considered to be the second largest in the world. These interactive zones include optical illusions, safari, aquatic, fantasy, classic, and more. The images seem to spill out from the canvass they were painted on which creates an impressive 3D effect when you take a photo with it.
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
Known as the Seven Wells Waterfalls because of the seven natural pools fed by water streams that flow from Mat Cincang. The steep climb can last to approximately 45 minutes, and you are likely to encounter some of the diverse creatures that live on the western headlands. Some locals say that Telaga Tujuh is home to fairies, but it’s most likely because of the picturesque waterfalls and the different flora that surrounds the place.
Langkawi has become one of the top vacation destinations in the world. So the next time you go on a unique Malaysian trip, plan the most fun-filled adventure you’ve ever had with these destinations, and then cap it off by relaxing in the cosiest resort in Langkawi. Go on, pack your bags and ready your passport because Langkawi island is waiting for you. Happy trip!