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Introducing Langkawi

Home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Malaysia, Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands that are in love with mystical legends and local fairytales. Langkawi is also popular amongst travelling nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers due to rich landscape of untouched rainforests and exotic wildlife. The original name of this island is “The jewel of Kedah” and its uneven beauty is evident in waterfalls, hot springs and forest parks.  So, take your time and familiarize yourself with local landscape and enjoy your holiday with your loved ones with our Malaysia tour packages.

 

Must Know Facts

Best Time to Visit

Although Langkawi falls into tropical zone but unlike many other parts of Malaysia it enjoys far more sunshine, dry spells, and stable weather. This is mostly on the grounds that it is very much secured by the Malaysia's territory on its east and the Indonesian island Sumatra on its west.

So, if you plan to visit Langkawi you can expect enough sunshine during the day time and also during rainy season. The temperature here remains warm and mostly the same throughout the year. The warmest period is between Februarys to March with February being the hottest month.  

The one thing that you will need to cope up with is humidity, its super humid all through the year and sometimes uncomfortable. The most humid months are between Aprils to October. Somehow ideal time to visit Langkawi is during summers though it will be humid but it is still manageable. Explore it with our International holiday packages.
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History & Culture

Langkawi's history is joined with numerous legends and historical events. The most famous legend is that of Mahsuri, a youthful lady wrongly sentenced to death for adultery by her rivals and who left a curse on the island. Mahsuri's crypt is a famous and solemn vacation spot on the island. The island was defeated by the Siamese in 1821 and the Thai impact is obvious today moreover. The area was a piece of the Pacific auditorium amid the Second World War and turned into a frequent for ocean faring privateers in the mid-twentieth century.

Langkawi was historically home to seafarers, such as the oranglaut or sea people originally from southern part of Malay Peninsula, as well as pirates and fisherman. It has been heaven for pirates which affect the northern part of Strait of Malacca. 

Exploration of traditions and culture of nearby individuals can transform into a fascinating procedure. Be a part of Langkawi’s culture with our Malaysia tour packages from Mumbai. They have their very own nature and brilliant festivals, which are directed indistinguishable path from they were hundreds of years prior. The hibiscus flower is considered as the local symbol.
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Geography

Langkawi, a group of 99 islands isolated from territory Malaysia by the Straits of Malacca, is a locale of the province of Kedah in Northern Malaysia and lies roughly 51 km west of Kedah. The aggregate land mass of the islands is 47,848 hectares, while the principle island of Langkawi itself has a sum of 32,000 hectares. 

The fundamental island ranges around 25 km from north to south and somewhat more for east and west. The beach front zones comprise of level, alluvial fields punctuated with limestone edges. 66% of the island is ruled by woods secured mountains, slopes and regular vegetation. 

The island's most established geographical development, Gunung Matchincang, was the initial segment of South-East Asia to ascend from the seabed in the Cambrian time frame the greater part a billion years back. The most established piece of the arrangement is visible at Teluk Datai toward the north-west of the island, where the uncovered outcrop comprises of essentially sandstone quartzite in the upper parts and shale and mudstone in the lower parts of the succession.
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Places to visit in Langkawi

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Mangrove Tour

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Crocodile Farm

Crocodile Farm

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Underwater World

Underwater World

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Things to Do in Langkawi

Take a ride on the Langkawi Cable Car
Langkawi's cable car ride is one of the most unforgettable thrilling experience. The cable car ride takes you to the top of mount Mat Cincang to a height of 708 meters in about 15 minutes through the steepest cable car gradient in the world and offers breathtaking views of the mountains, valleys, islands and the Andaman Sea.
The entrance for the Langkawi Cable Car is located in The Oriental Village in the upper northwest of Langkawi Island, near Pantai Kok. As the gondola (cable car) ascends the temperature starts dropping and a windy breeze begin flowing into the cabin through ventilation slits at the top.The ride up to the top station covers a distance of about 2.1 km. On the way you get mesmerizing view of the mountain flora, rain forests, valleys, waterfalls and sometimes even wildlife and many types of birds on the ridges. 
On reaching the middle station (which is at a height of 650 meters), you can get off here or alternatively decide to move on to the top station. On both the stations there are viewing platforms to soak in the spectacular sights all around. However, the view from the top station is more breathtaking.
At the top station there are two viewing platforms, one on the left and the other on the right of the cable car station.There are two short flights of stairs to climb up to the platforms that offer 360° views. On a clear day one can see the many tiny islands scattered in Andaman sea down below, the blue waters, towering mountains, caves and overhanging cliff walls in a panoramic setting. From the top you can also see some parts of Indonesia towards south west and Thailand towards north. 

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Langkawi Sky Bridge is a magnificent curved suspended bridge, one of the greatest feats of engineering,built on top of the Machinchang Mountain. It was completed in 2004. It is accessible from the Top Station of Langkawi Cable Car. The bridge is suspended from 82m high single pylon, hangs at about 100m above ground and it can accommodate up to 250 people at the same time. The footbridge is hanging high up in the sky and gives exhilarating views of mountains and the sea below.
The sky bridge is 125 meters long and 1.8 meters wide. It is amongst the longest curved pedestrian bridges in the world. It hangs in the space over virgin mountain forest offering spectacular views. At two ends of the bridge there are two triangular platforms which are wider and serve as resting and viewing areas for the tourists.
The curved sky bridge is considered one of the engineering marvels in the world.  As the entire bridge was pre-fabricated and then lifted by helicopter up to the peak of the mountain and fitted into the pylon.

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The Langkawi sunset dinner cruise is an evening trip that takes you on a leisurely trip, where you’ll pass among deserted islets and limestone cliffs, enjoying a delicious barbecue dinner that’s prepared by expert chefs on board.
Youcan have memorable experiences with friends or family as you kick back and relax aboard a yacht that takes you around the waters of the Andaman Sea. As the boat sails out into the open sea, enjoy the magnificent views and free flowing drinks that is included in the Sunset Cruise package. Visitors can bring along swimming attire and dive into the waters from the boat, or laze around the jacuzzi net attached to the back of the vessel, so they can stay harnessed to the yacht as it sets out into the sea. Enjoy the peacefully sun set while you dine on a scrumptious BBQ dinner. 
This sunset dinner cruise is certainly one of the best ways to experience island of Langkawi.

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Langkawi is full of restaurants particularly in Kuah town &PantaiCenang which offers all kinds of local food & beverages. However for buying local food or eating the islanders prefer to use several other options rather than going only to restaurants. This is because restaurants in Langkawi can be expensive, particularly the ones that offer genuine authentic Malaysian cuisine in a relatively good and comfortable environment.
The best known place for take away cheap Malay food are the local night markers which are set up every day at different places on the island. Many residents and Expats also eat the food on site while standing and having a chat with each other. It's not only about food here, it's also the great friendly atmosphere. The Kuih Stalls found in several places on the island are also locals’ favourite. They sell delicious handmade snacks, cakes, cookies and other local foods.Malay cuisine has various vegetarian options like Nasi tomato, or tomato rice

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Experience Parasailing
Parasailing in Langkawi is a great thrillingexperience if one wants totake a bird’s eye view of the white sandy coast and emerald green water. Adore the view of coconut fringed coastline and the beautiful green islands from the sky.
It is important to choose authorized tour operators for parasailing, because of the risks associated with some illegal operators. 
Operator will take the boat off shore to a safe water area (about 10 minutes ride), then launch you from the boat itself. Than you can relish the stunning sights around, and see your boat 500 feet below looking like a tiny dot. One can enjoy the ride with your partner or family, as the parasail can lift two or three people together.

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Art in Paradise 3D Museum at Langkawiis the largest 3D art museum in Malaysia and second largest in the world. Itshowcases more than 200 impressive artworks that appear almost lifelike when photographed. This unique attraction is located next to the iconic Langkawi Cable Car in The Oriental Village, Burau Bay.
The 3D Museum is divided into nine interactive zones including optical illusion, aquatic, safari, fantasy, classic, castles, landscapes, Egyptian, and Malaysian zones. There are more than 200 beautiful and meticulous artworks on display, all of which are hand-painted by 23 leading Korean artists in collaboration with talented local artists.

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Eat in the Night Markets
week at various locations around the island. 
It is like a country bazaar or a street market with different and designated location for each day.
Many vendors and villagers set up makeshift stalls at these night markets and sell all kinds of local items including food & snacks, fresh produce, fruits & juices, clothes, souvenirs and many other small items. 
Many of the same vendors appear every night, in addition to vendors who only participate in their particular area. Each night market has unique qualities and it is worth visiting. It’s a great opportunityfor tourists to taste local cuisine and mix-n-mingle with local Langkawians.While there is nothing much to shop here, it is mostly popular for a wide range of Malay dishes that are prepared and served piping hot at a very reasonable price. 

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Thanks to FLAMINGO It Was Our Excellent Dream Trip

Thanks to FLAMINGO It Was Our Excellent Dream Trip

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