Langkawi has long been called the Permata Kedah, or the Jewel of Kedah. Once you arrive at the northwestern part of Peninsular Malaysia, you’ll find out why this glittering green archipelago has that nickname. Langkawi was named a World Geopark in 2007, and its lush forests and clear blue waters are a steady draw for millions of visitors. Pulau Langkawi is the largest island in the Langkawi chain, and has become a popular spot for travelers from all over Asia and the rest of the world.
Langkawi sightseeing is bound to include something for everyone. Do you want to relax all day in a hammock? You can do that here. Ready to greet the local sea life? Dive into the crystal clear waters of Palau Payar Marine Park, where you can snorkel or scuba dive through the colorful masses of tropical fish that inhabit the reefs there. If you prefer dry land, tour Langkawi’s lush green jungles, which adorn the peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang. You can take a guided tour, or ride the Langkawi Cable Car up to the top of this peak to take in the stunning natural beauty of the island.
Once you’ve gotten your fill of the outdoors, head to Kuah, the largest town on Pulau Langkawi. This is the home of duty-free shopping, so stock up on exotic local goods. Once you’ve decked yourself out in your new purchases, head to one of the many nightclubs dotting the downtown area, where you can dance with fellow partygoers.
What will you do in Langkawi?
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