Langkawi is an archipelago made up of 99 islands on Malaysia’s west coast.
Surrounded by turquoise sea, the interior of the main island is a mixture of picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad hills. If you’re intent on carting off duty-free alcohol, cigarettes and chocolate, then this is the place to be.
Still, Nature-lovers will find the island just as agreeable as the shoreline is fringed by powder-fine sand and swaying coconut trees.
The island is especially recognised for its excellent diving opportunities and this tropical gem hides a treasure trove of other exciting holiday opportunities.
From the expansive Underwater World Langkawi along Pantai Cenang to the soaring Cable Car in Pantai Kok, Langkawi is an electrifying locale that keeps visitors coming back for more.
Went for a 4D3N Eco tour on the to Kilim Karst Geoforest Park on 31st Dec 2014.
- Unesco Heritage : No. 1 out of 38 attractions in Langkawi as voted from Trip Advisor.
The Kilim Karst Geoforest Park is developed on the oldest limestone of the country, Setul Formation. The kilim karst geoforest park featured breathtaking landscapes of nearly vertical karstic hills with pinnacles of various shapes and sizes.
On June 1, 2007, Langkawi Island was given a World Geopark status by UNESCO. Three of its main conservation areas in Langkawi Geopark are Machincang Cambrian Geoforest Park, Kilim Karst Geoforest Park and Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest park (Island of the Pregnant Maiden Lake). These three parks are the most popular tourism area within Langkawi Geopark.
On large scale, this park is made of several elongated hills and islands with narrow valleys in between, and these valleys are home to one of the best and unique mangrove forest in the world.
First Stop of Eco tour is to the Bat Cave.
2nd Stop at Langkawi : See the islands formation and mangrove around Kilim Karst Geoforest Park Langkawi on 31st Dec 2014.
3rd Stop ~ 31st Dec 2014 : Halting of the Mangrove tour, went for floating fish farm tour then went for our stopover lunch together with the tour group.
Before our lunch, there was some fish show at the Floating Fish Farm/ Kelong. Garoupas were 20kg big, some big Travellis, flower crabs, lobsters, mantis shrimps etc...
Fish Feeding @ Floating Fish Farm / Hermit Crab @ Mangrove Eco System
Here at the Floating Fish Farm, we saw large Garoupas, puffer fish, giantic stingrays for feeding too.
4th Stop of Mangrove Tour 30 Dec 2014 : Eagle Feeding show
Last Stop of the Day : 30th Dec 2014 out to Andaman Sea, stop over at beach for a short swim
Cable Car Experience Tour : 1st Jan 2015
Cable Car Experience in Oriental Village at Langkawi on 1st Jan 2015 (Part 1) : Showing the entrance of where we entered into and went to purchase tickets for cable car rides.
The cable cars in Langkawi are situated in the Oriental village and are on the South west part of the main island. They are well worth a visit as they give you a panoramic view about 700 metres above sea level. We happened to visit on a sunny day but our view at the top was restricted a bit but even with a heavy mist of white everywhere the views were pretty stunning.
1st Jan 2015 : Cable Car Ride & Awesome Breathtaking Views @ Top of the peak ~ 3D virtual experience before taking the ride for cable car.
Images taken at the First peak stop. 3 stations in total, however the Sky Bridge was closed for renovation. What a pity.
Last Cable Car Stop @ Peak ~ Showing also the souvenior shop there.
And shopping @ Oriental Village when we went down the cable car and walk around.
Went to see the 7 wells Waterfall too!
Next Stop of Tour on 1st Jan 2015 ~ Black Sand Beach Langkawi Pantai Pasir Hitam, after our cable car ride experience.
Entry to the Black Sand Beach is from the road Jalan Teluk Yu. It is at a short distance to the east of Shark Bay Beach. The entrance is through a shopping market which is full of small stalls and shops that are run by local women selling local dress materials, clothes and accessories. There is a staircase that leads down to the beach.
After you get down to the beach and look towards right, you will see a fishing jetty. This place has been part of a fishing village and you can see many fishing boats moored there. On the left the beach takes a curvature like a horseshoe and is fringed by forests and trees. From the middle of the beach if you look towards the sea and diagonally left, you can see the mammoth cement factory of Lafarge with the mountains in the background.
Our Last Stop for 1st Jan 2015 @ Langkawi is the Eagle Square @ Kuah Town near to Jetty Point. Eco tour Ended ! Was an unforgettable experience of our lives.