Langkawi island is one of the most popular islands in Malaysia located 30km off the northwest of Malaysia. It is a tourist destination that hides a lot of exciting activities like Langkawi cruises. There are countless reasons to visit Langkawi and here are some of them:
The locals in Langkawi take pride in their unique cuisines borrowed from Indian and Chinese to Malaysian and Thai influence. Langkawi offers a wide variety of flavorful dishes. You get to enjoy the famous Tom Yum Goong in Langkawi. To taste affordable Pan-Asian food stop at Langkawi’s colorful night markets. The night markets might shift to different locations around the island but you will not miss them. The inviting aroma of street food is hard to ignore.
You have to sample some unique dishes such as bluish-purple Nasi Kerabu, Nasi Dagang, and Nasi Tomato. Try some local tasty snacks namely Keropok Lekor (chewy fish crackers), Ikan Bakar (barbecued fish), Ayam Percik (grilled marinated chicken), Apam Balik (sweet griddle pancakes), and a variety of local kuih if you prefer bitings.
Langkawi is a home of many wild animals that includes 200 bird species and an assortment of monkeys. You will find over 150 different species of animals and birds from Africa, Asia, Russia, South America, and Malaysia. Some of the animals found in the wildlife park include; monitor lizards, mudskippers, fish eagles, racket-tailed drongos, and dusky leaf monkeys. You are likely to set your eyes on beautiful Malaysia’s wildlife regardless of where you are on the island.
When you visit the Kilim Karst forest Park you stand a chance of spotting pythons and see the bonnet macaques feeding session. You will also get to see the bat colonies hanging in the limestone caves formed 550 million years ago. The underwater world is home to more than 4000 varieties of fish and other marine animals.
Langkawi has some of the beautiful beaches in the world. The beaches are gentle motion of waves and calm sea breezes to die for which keep tourists coming back. There are popular beaches scattered on the island and other small beaches on the neighboring islands. The most popular beach is the Pantai Cenang located on the Southwest coast. Tanjung Rhu’s exclusive beach is located in the north and good for those who prefer ultimate seclusion.
Langkawi was awarded the World Geopark Status because of its bird-filled parks, rainforests, and beautiful beaches. Langkawi is not only beautiful but also has a sustainable socio-economic environment.
The Pulau Dayang Bunting (Pregnant Maiden Island) is a perfect spot for witnessing Langkawi’s natural splendors. For nature, enthusiasts will love Langkawi for its iconic mountainous landscapes, limestone karst islands, and fascinating mangrove forests.