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Travel Guide of Langkawi in Malaysia by Influencers

Langkawi, officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah, is a district and an archipelago of 99 islands in the Malacca Strait some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia.

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What you will see and do in Langkawi:

  🐾 Wildlife     🏖️ Headland     🌉 Suspension bridge     🌴 Tropics     🏖️ Beach     ⛰️ Hill station  

Travel Tips for visiting Langkawi

Langkawi is a Malaysian archipelago of a hundred islands located in the northwest of the country, 15 miles (25 km) from the Thai border. It is named after its main island, by far the largest, where the population and travelers are concentrated. The name Langkawi comes from the Malay "helang kawi", meaning "brown eagle". Actually, a large statue of this bird of prey, welcomes visitors at the port of Kuah. It is not a fully developed island, but thanks to this, it keeps much more forests. Its ecosystem is one of the most diverse in the world. It counts for example 240 species of birds. ​​Spectacular and coming from the night of time, the geology of the archipelago interests many people. It motivates the protection by UNESCO of a good part of the archipelago within a Geopark, associating its population and its culture. The spectacular Sky Cab and Sky Bridge allow you to take full advantage of the 2700 feet (850 meters) high Maninchang Mountain. At the same place, Umgawa offers several zip lines, rope bridges and abseiling, to enjoy and feel the beauty of the landscape. But if you are afraid of heights, you can take a boat trip to visit the caves, the aquatic farms and visit the surrounding islands. Pantai Cenang is definitely one of the most beautiful beaches in Langkawi, with many activities offered, many hotels and restaurants by the beach. But if you prefer peace and quiet, go to Pantai Tengah beach. The archipelago contains many fast-food chains, but will be conquered by the local food. There is no public transport, but the place is served by cabs, otherwise, you can rent vehicles to simplify your excursions.​​ The island offers many activities to discover the archipelago and its beautiful landscapes that are worth the detour, come and enjoy its dream climate and its white-sand beaches.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Langkawi

What is the best season to enjoy Langkawi?

The weather in Langkawi is tropical, which means hot and humid, with occasional rains and clouds. The best season to visit the region is between November and April, the weather is ideal with sun and light rain, but it's also the most touristy, so watch out for crowds.

There are several options for your jet ski activity, you can take a one-hour trip for a quick tour of the area, or a full day trip to discover the Archipelago and its surrounding islands. ​​Thrill-seekers will love to take control, accompanied by a guide who will show you around the different islands, you will be able to admire the most beautiful landscapes. This activity is very suitable for beginners, no qualifications are required, you must be over 12 years old.
There are different tours available, depending on your budget and your desires.

There is no public bus in Langkawi, the only buses are tourist buses. Cabs are the only practical means of transportation on the island. Cabs are easily accessible and clustered around tourist destinations. However, prices are random from one cab to another, even if the fares are set by the government, be careful not to get ripped off and fix a price with the driver before boarding!

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  🌴 Tropics spots     ⛰️ Hill station spots     Flipping spots     🏖️ Headland spots     Kitesurfing spots     🌲 Nature reserve spots     🌉 Suspension bridge spots     Air sports spots     🐾 Wildlife spots     🏖️ Beach spots  

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