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Langkawi, a marine showcase featuring both fresh and salt water fishes and other forms of marine life, is a must-see attraction. Located at Pantai Cenang, this aquarium features more than 5,000 types of marine life, exhibited in more than 100 tanks of different sizes. The highlight is a giant tank housing large marine species.
TAMAN BUAYA LANGKAWI (Langkawi Crocodile Farm)
Located at Kubang Badak, some 32 km from Kuah, has more than 1,000 crocodiles of various species. Here, one can witness and photograph crocodiles and alligators playing and feeding in a controlled environment that closely resembles their natural habitat
LANGKAWI CABLE CAR
Take an exhilarating ride on the Langkawi Cable Car up the escarpment of Mount Machincang and over ancient rainforests. Sit back in awe, take in one of the world’s steepest incline rides at 42 degrees and be enthralled by the spectacular scenery as it unfolds on the unique L-shaped route. Langkawi Cable Car has the world’s longest free span for a single rope cable car at 950 meters.
Telaga Harbour Park
Telaga Harbour Park is a gateway and destination for the many yachts plying the region. This safe and sheltered harbour that has evolved from a small fishing village, feature a self-contained township accessible both by road and sea. The facilities and services available also make it an ideal destination for transient, and home base to yachts of various sizes including mega yachts. The on water activity and yachts berthed at the harbour will provide picturesque background to the harbour, creating a lifestyle and attracting tourism. Telaga Harbour Park is the one and only such harbour town within the region
LAMAN PADI (RICE GARDEN)
Rice… The ‘bread’ of Asians, and necessary ingredient of every meal. The Rice Garden is dedicated to this humble grain; from imparting knowledge of its history in the museum, to demonstrating its cultivation in the farm and tasting its goodness in the restaurant. Located just ten minutes away from the airport
The famous legend of Langkawi that tells the tale of a woman accused of adultery and sentenced to death. When stabbed, she bled white blood as a sign of her innocence. Today, visitors can read the full story at her tomb in Kampung Mawat, several kilometres away from Kuah. Nearby is also a traditional Malay house to explore.
DATARAN LANG (Eagle Square)
Langkawi’s most prominent landmark for visitors arriving by sea. Perched near the Kuah jetty is the magnificent statue of the reddish brown eagle majestically poised for flight. According to local folklore, Langkawi derived its name from the eagle or “helang” while “kawi” denotes reddish brown – hence, Langkawi means reddish brown eagle.
PADANG MATSIRAT (FIELD OF BURN RICE)
Right next to the airport, was the site of a mass paddy-burning spree conducted by Langkawi’s inhabitants with the Siamese invasion in 1821. The purpose was to prevent the enemy from attaining an extra source of food. Today, visitors can still find burnt rice grains on the ground two hundred years after the incident.
At Galeria Perdana visitors can browse through the display of gifts and souvenirs given to ex-Malaysia`s Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad by other world leaders. Located about ten kilometers away from Kuah, at Kilim, this place of interest has close to three thousand state gifts and awardsn given to the fourth prime minister of Malaysia. There are gifts of crystal ware, woodwork, leather, musical instruments, weaponry, Islamic arts and crafts, and special awards. Some of the popular exhibits seen here include cars and four-wheel drive vehicles and also some of the very best traditional handicrafts from Africa nations and the South Pacific