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Written by Esther Mirren

Apr 7th, 2018
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Surrounded by turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, Langkawi has everything you need to enjoy a rejuvenating holiday. This Malaysian archipelago of 104 islands offers you plenty of unique natural features to explore. The largest island among them is also called Langkawi, although it is known as Pulau Langkawi in the local language. Many of the tourists who've visited the island keep coming back to enjoy its enchanting natural landscapes, including a gorgeous shoreline set against the backdrop of lush green coconut palms. When you begin exploring the island further, you'll come across more of its delightful offerings:

1. Dataran Lang

You'll be welcomed to the island by a giant sculpture of an eagle ready for its flight at Dataran Lang or the Eagle Square. Such is the magnificence of this 12-metre-tall statue that it is never missed by the tourists visiting Langkawi. Dataran Lang provides some fantastic sights of the Kuah Bay and the square has beautiful terraces, bridges, and miniature fountains that give ample opportunities for visitors to capture some memorable moments of their visit. For the best experiences, visit this place early in the morning or just before the sunset.

2. Langkawi Sky Bridge

This 410-feet-long cable-stayed bridge is located at an altitude of 2,170 metres and can be reached by first getting to the top station in the Langkawi Cable Car and then taking SkyGlide, an inclined lift, to the bridge. It is a curved pedestrian bridge, which has been built above Mount Mat Cinchang. Your journey to this bridge begins at the Oriental Village, from where you take the cable car. It is advisable that you wear a warm jacket as the winds flowing through the ventilation slits of the cable car can get a bit chilly. Once you reach the bridge, you'll not be too far from the most awe-inspiring views of the island.

3. Buddhist Temples

Langkawi is home to beautiful Buddhist temples, such as the Langkawi Thean Hou Temple, Wat Koh Wanaram, and Wat Tham Kisap. Wat Koh Wanaram is particularly fascinating, with a green rainforest and limestone hills in its surroundings and a massive statue of Kuan Yin or the 'Goddess of Mercy'. You'll also get to learn more about the three schools of Buddhism during your visit to this temple. They are Vajrayana Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism, and Mahayana Buddhism.

4. Beaches

Of course, the very first thing that would come to your mind with the mention of Langkawi is its beautiful, sandy beaches. While exploring these beaches, you'll find that many of their names begin with the word 'Pantai', such as Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah, and Pantai Kok. Well, the word 'Pantai' literally translates as 'beach' in the Malay language. Pantai Cenang is, without doubt, the most popular of all the beaches on the island and has many hotels and resorts located along its sandy stretches. Some of the other attractive beaches on the island are Shark Bay Beach and Tanjung Rhu Beach.

Feeling the urge to explore this fabulous Malaysian island? Spend some unforgettable moments in this popular island destination by booking the langkawi holidays on Lowest2.