Top 5 things to do in Langkawi
1. Langkawi Sky Bridge
Easily one of the most impressive man-made structures on the island, the Langkawi Sky Bridge is not to be missed if you want to see the most impressive view of the island from above, encompassing all surrounding smaller islands, the vast ocean reaching into the horizon, and the stretch of green forests all around. The bridge itself is a 125m curved pedestrian bridge that’s built 700m above sea level. The only way to access this bridge is to take the Langkawi Cable Car ride up to the final station. It’s built to sustain up to 250 people at a time (so put aside those worries of it collapsing!), and is fitted with double steel railings, an enclosed wire mesh, and two separate platforms where you can rest and relax and enjoy the breeze from all the way up top.
At certain sections on the bridge, you will be able to see unique views of Gunung Mat Cincang and the stunning Telega Tujuh waterfall. This might not be the best activity for those who suffer from vertigo, but if you’re willing to push that boundary, this walk across the sky might be the most fun thing you do.
2. Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls in Langkawi
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls is billed as the island’s most wonderful natural attraction. Set on Langkawi’s western headlands, its name means Seven Wells Waterfalls, referring to a series of seven connected natural pools fed by seven separate waterfalls in Mount Mat Cincang.
3. Langkawi Eagle Square - Dataran Lang
Also known as Eagle Square, Dataran Lang is one of Langkawi’s best known manmade attractions, a large sculpture of an eagle poised to take flight. A sight that greets visitors to the island via ferry, the 12 metre-tall statue is one of the island’s most instantly recognisable monuments. Located at the southeast corner of Pulau Langkawi, besides offering beautiful views of Kuah Bay, Dataran Lang has beautiful miniature fountains, terraces and bridges, making it the ideal place for those postcard-perfect holiday photos. The square is a good place to watch ferries ply across the harbour but plan a trip here early in the morning or late in the evening when the sun is at its least intense.
4. Langkawi Cable Car Pantai Kok Attractions
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.
5. Gunung Raya Mountain Langkawi Attractions
Known as the highest mountain in Langkawi, Gunung Raya peaks at 881 metres in height and its dense forest reserve houses numerous wildlife such as leaf monkeys, flying foxes, macaque monkeys, squirrels, mountain hawk eagles, white bellied sea eagles, and great hornbills. According to local beliefs, the mountain is the cursed form of a giant called Mat Raya, who had once lived on the island.