Located about 30 kilometers away from the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia is Langkawi, a hidden treasure of an archipelago comprised of 104 islands dotting the Andaman Sea. It is officially named as Langkawi Permata Kedah (Langkawi the Jewel of Kedah), and a true natural jewel that it is, it was recognised by UNESCO back in 2007 as one of the world's 94 global geoparks from 27 countries, so endorsed for outstanding natural beauty. The place is an excellent array of vast caves richly endowed with stalactite and stalagmite formations, ancient jungle, winding mangrove reveries, waterfalls, wildlife, and sea caves and tunnels. To do justice to the breathtaking natural scenery that Langkawi is, an excellent Langkawi tour package must include both island attractions and sea adventures. Some of the most popular attractions in these categories are as follows:
Some of the best known island attractions in Langkawi are as follows:
This farm occupies an area of 20 acres and is home to the largest number of crocodiles. The reptiles housed in this farm range from the newborns to globally recognized record holders in terms of huge size. Here, visitors can observe up-close the crocodiles in action.
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Elevated at a height of 2300 feet above sea level, the Langkawi Sky Bridge is a perfect setting for a panoramic view of Langkawi. A cable car ride is also available, and will take visitors even up to the second highest peak of the island.
Langkawi Wildlife Park
The Langkawi Wildlife Park is a tropical garden that boasts of fascinating birds, most of which are rare but beautiful, including impersonators such as Mynas and Cockatoos.
Langkawi Underwater World
Langkawi Underwater World is known as one of the island's best attractions, and is also known as Malaysia's largest aquarium. It is home to about 200 different species of marine and freshwater fishes including giant rays, harbor seals, rockhopper penguins, giant rays and sharks. There is also the Amazonian arapaima, the world's largest freshwater fish.
Apart from island attractions, Langkawi also boasts of sea attractions and adventures for its visitors, some of which are as follows:
Pulau Payar Marine Park
Pulau Payar Marine Park is West Malaysia's lone marine park that boasts not only of fascinating wealth of marine life but also a number of sandy beaches that are an excellent venues for picnics and other outdoor activities. Adventure seekers can make use of hiking trails to explore the inner secrets of the island. The excitement of seeing baby sharks up-close, can also be had just off the beach.
For those who want to discover the beauty of the islands in stylish luxury and comfort, Langkawi also has world class marina and yachting facilities. These are available for rent both for private cruising requirements as well as for group or family use. Yachts of various sizes and makes are all available.
Joe Cruze III works for Lokopoko Travel, a provider of top notch Langkawi tour package and other exciting tour packages around Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
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