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Introduction of Langkawi Geopark
Langkawi comprises a group of 99 tropical islands lying off the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia, about 30km from Kuala Perlis and 51km from Kuala Kedah on the mainland. The main island is known as Pulau Langkawi. The island are shrouded with an intriguing heritage of myths and legends. As a natural paradise with many geosites with outstanding sights for visitors, the islands are first Geopark in Southeast Asia. There are three geoforest parks in Langkawi – the Mat Chincang Cambrian is reputed to be the oldest geological formation in the country. At the Kilim Karst, one can view magnificently formed landscapes from nearly vertical to subrounded karstic hills as well as pinnacles of various shapes and sizes. The Dayang Bunting Geoforest Park boasts fine marbles.
Langkawi Cable Car
Enjoy an exhilarating cable car ride to the top of Gunung Mat Chincang. Visitors can enjoy marvellous views of the Andaman Sea and the Langkawi island group, as well as breathtaking sights such as overhanging cliff walls and isolated pinnacles. With a lemgth of 919.5m, the Langkawi Cable Car has been recognised as ‘The Longest Free Span Single Rope Cable Car’ by the Malaysia Book of Records. It also has one of the steepest gradients in the world, at 40 degree. At the middle and top stations, walking trails and viewing platforms are available for visitors to further enjoy the panoramic views. Another impressive attraction here is the 125m suspension bridge. A remarkable feat of engineering, the curved bridge links the cable car station to the Mat Chincang mountain range. Langkawi Cable Car is situated at the Oriental Village in Burau Bay, about 30 minutes away from Kuah town. After the ride, drop by at the Oriental Village to browse through the assortment of souvenirs.
Kilim Mangrove Tour
Sungai Kilim that located in the Kilim mangrove area, offers some truly unforgettable sights and experience for adventurous travellers to Langkawi. A tour that is bound to provide plenty of thrills is the boat cruise to Kilim Nature Park, an escapade to another world. Spread over an area of 100 square kilometres, Kilim Nature Park features a beautiful mix of well-protected green mangrove forests, isolated white beaches and blue lagoons. On the trail, along the calm winding river, you will be exposed to the wonders of the park’s marine ecosystem and flora and fauna like the overhanging Bogak Trees, Brown Eagles, Tree Crabs, iguanas and macaques. Enjoy the scenic and spectacular view of unique limestone rock formations emerging from the floor of mangrove swamps and the sea.