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Top things to do in Langkawi

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Idaman Suri Duty Free Store

As said by many, a trip to Langkawi is not justified unless you pay a visit to Idaman Suri. This duty free haven is acknowledged for its jaw-dropping prices and designs of quality kitchenware, homeware and bag products. Find an amazing variety of cookware, knife sets, towels, fitted sheets and much more to make your dream home a reality. If you want their items delivered to your doorstep instead, visit their online store at https://idamansuri.co and shop till you drop there!

No 1, Taman Seri Berlian, Kuah, 07000 Langkawi

Opening Hours: 9:30am - 8pm (Sat to Thurs)
Contact: contact@idamansuri.co

Man made eagle poised to take flight

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Dataran Lang: The Eagle Square

Visit Langkawi's best known man-made attraction. Located at the southeast corner of Pulau Langkawi, a large sculpture of an eagle poised to take flight offers an amazing sight for holiday pictures and postcards.

Location: Kuah Jetty
Opening Hours: 24 hours
Contact: +604 966 7789 (Langkawi Tourist Information Centre)

Cable car carriage ascending to the the main station

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Langkawi SkyBridge & SkyCab

Suspended at about 100m above ground, find yourself staring at a breathtaking view as you walk one of the world's longest curved suspension bridge. Also be sure to use the SkyCab and feast your eyes with the 360 degree panaromic view of Langkawi and its islands.

Location: Cable Car Station, Oriental Village, Burau Bay 07000 Langkawi
Opening Hours: 9:30am - 7pm
Contact: +604-959 4225/ 1225/ 1121/ 4121

Silhouette of people watching two spotted sharks swimming in the aquarium

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Underwater World

"When adventure turns into an experience" Find yourself in awe as you explore Malaysia's largest aquarium. Divided into 3 different sections, Underwater World houses an extensive number of fish including the black tip shark and the Arapaima, a jurassic fish.

Location: Jalan Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang
Opening Hours: 10am - 6pm (Daily)
9:30am - 6:30am (School Holidays/Public Holidays)
Contact: +604-955 6100

3d painting of an eagle flying out of the frame while a girl is pulling on the claws

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Paradise 3D Museum

With 9 different theme sections, find yourself being amused with over 200 interactive art pieces. Step inside or crawl into exhibits, interact with the characters and become the subject of the artwork!
Definitely a memorable experience.

Location: Jalan Telaga Tujuh, 07100 Langkawi
Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm  
Contact: +6013-4911 124

Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls

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Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls

Also know as "Seven Wells Waterfall", Telaga Tujuh waterfall has been a memorable spot for those that love connecting with nature. With beautiful sceneries and crystal clear water, this place is definitely a must visit.

Location: Telaga Harbour Park, 07000 Langkawi
Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Contact: +604-966 7789 (Langkawi Tourist Information Centre)

Pond with natural hot spring water

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Natural Salt Water Jacuzzi, Air Hangat Village

Visit the 3-tiered hot water spring wells at this beautiful modern cultural complex. Besides taking a dip their natural hot saltwater jacuzzi, do stay for their cultural shows and batik painting lessons

Location: 16 Jalan Air Hangat, Mukim Air Hangat, 07000 Langkawi
Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm (Last entry at 5pm)
Contact: +604-959 1357

Gunung Raya highlighting power generators at its peak

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Gunung Raya

With it's peak at 881 metres high, Gunung Raya is the highest mountain in Langkawi. It's a 30 minute-long scenic drive to the top of Gunung Raya with a massive granite formation at the end to offer a spectacular view of the surrounding islands and the Andaman Sea.

Location: Jalan Air Hangat, Langkawi
Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Contact: +604-966 7789 (Langkawi Tourist Information Centre)

Entrance of the park with a guide displayed

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Taman Lagenda Langkawi

Walk though this vast stretch of this beautifully landscaped garden and explore the fables associated with Langkawi. Spread across the park, find 17 different statues and sculptures that describe stories around the myths of Langkawi.

Location: Kuah Jetty, 07000 Kuah, Langkawi
Opening Hours: 9am - 7pm
Contact: +603-966 4223

Tallest waterfall in Langkawi with rays of sun shooting through the trees

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Temurun Waterfall

Temurun, being the tallest waterfall in Langkawi is best known for its highest tier (Out of 3) where you'll be rewarded with the waterfall coming down a rock slope of the mountain and forming a magnificent natural pool at the base with clean and clear water. Do keep an eye out for the macaque monkeys!

Location: Hutan Lipur Air Terjun Temurun 07000 Langkawi
Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Contact: +604-966 7789 (Langkawi Tourist Information Centre)

Mahsuri's crypt

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Makam Mahsuri

Also known as "Mahsuri's Tomb", is a historical site that is also the crypt of the legendary Princess Mahsuri. Find some of Mahsuri's jewellery and the weapon that killed her at the "Diorama Museum". Be sure to look out for a well as it is said to bless those who dip their hands into it with beauty.

Location: Kota Mahsuri, Kampung Mawar 07000 Langkawi
Opening Hours: 8am - 6pm

Contact: +603-955 6055

People walking on the bridge passing by natural limestone formations

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Kilim Geoforest Park

Enjoy beautiful sights of mangrove swamps, white beaches and natural limestone formations emerging out of the seabed as you cruise the calm, winding river. Observe the park's marine ecosystem, its flora and fauna and a variety of wildlife such as Brown Eagles, Monitor Lizards, Tree Crabs, and Macaques.

Location: Jalan Ayer Hangat, Kampung Kilim, 07000 Langkawi
Opening Hours: 8:30am to 5pm

Contact: +604-9600 600

Best Local Food

The Seashells

Dine amidst paddy fields and the serene nature while enjoying mouth watering fusion cuisine of Malay meets Western.

A platter of authentic Malay cuisine

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Location: Laman Padi Pantai Cenang,
Mukim Kedawang,
07000 Langkawi
Opening Hours: 2pm - 12am (Closed Wed)
Contact: +604-955 3581 / 82

Restoran Kak Yan Nasi Campur

Choose from a variety of Malaysian dishes from chicken to vegetables to go with rice. You'd be spoiled for choice.

An array of Malay dishes buffet style

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Location: Jalan Ulu Melaka,
Kampung Padang Gaong,
07000 Langkawi
Opening Hours: 9am - 4pm
Contact: +6017-564 3082

Nasi Dagang Pak Malau

Traditionally served with fish curry, rice and pickled vegetables. Don't forget to try their famous mutton kurma too!

An opened packet of nasi dagang

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Location: Jalan Makam Mahsuri,
Mukim Ulu Melaka, Kuah,
07000 Langkawi
Opening Hours: 8am - 2pm (Closed Mon & Fri)
Contact: +6012-271 1977

Jom Ikan Bakar

Enjoy the best freshly grilled fish and other seafood alongside over 30 traditional Malay dishes right here!

Grilled fish cooked with a paste

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Location: Jalan Lapangan Terbang,
07000 Langkawi
Opening Hours: 10am - 5pm
Contact: +6013-512 9931

Laksa Kaw Ikan Sekoq

A spicy noodle soup typically served with chicken, prawn or fish. Be sure to try it with sour asam for an extra kick!

A bowl of laksa

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Location: 12, 105, Kampung Bukit Nau,
07100 Langkawi
Opening Hours: 12pm - 7pm
Contact: +6012-365 9345

Che Nah Restaurant

Feeling adventurous? Try their famous stuffed roti canai that is topped with black pepper sauce and mayonaise. Perfection!

Roti canai covered in black pepper sauce and mayonnaise

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Location: Jalan Kedawang, Kampung Lubok
07000 Langkawi
Opening Hours: 7am - 3pm
Contact: +6016-474 7174

Pasar Malam Ayer Hangat

From tenderly grilled chicken sticks to apam balik and popiah. Find a variety of Malaysia's best street food here.


Jalan Padang Gaong, 07000 Langkawi
Opening Hours:
Starts at 5PM
(Only on Fridays)

Compilation of Malaysian street food