Pulau Langkawi Off The Beaten Path

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    Cave at Northeast part of island

    by william_navigator Written Mar 5, 2006

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    No idea what this cave was called but it appears the only way you can gain access to it is by boat. Northeast part of the island. We took the dinghy in and walked through the cave and it opened up into a mangrove jungle.

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    Malaysia Book Village

    by kyoub Written Jan 16, 2006

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    The one place that we went and didn't get a picture of was the Kampung Buku Malaysia. It is the first and only book village in South East Asia. It sits in among a lush green forest of trees at the foot of Gunung Raya, the highest peak on the island.
    The various houses in the village are stocked with a great variety of new books on numerous topics and languages as well as second-handbooks. Most are written in the Malaysian language but we did find a few in English.

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    Sandy Skull Beach

    by kyoub Written Jan 16, 2006

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    Park

    Pantai Pasir Tengkorak is translated as Sandy Skull Beach, it is suggested that once upon a time there was a bloody battle between the locals and the invaders for the possession of this part of Langkawi. There is also a legend about a ship wreck happening here with bones being found on the beach.
    What ever happened here it is now a very nice park and the beach is never crowded.

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    Best view on the island

    by kyoub Written Jan 15, 2006

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    Gunung Raya Mountain is is the tallest mountain on Langkawi. The government ministers have meeting there regularly, if they are not using the bungalows , then the road is open. You can drive on a nice paved roads with a lot of bends and turns until you reach 881 meters above sea level. From the top you can see terrific views out over the island and sea

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    Enjoy the beach

    by kyoub Written Jan 15, 2006

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    Walk on the beach

    Boats leave the Awana Hotel in Langkawai, several times a day to take hotel guests to Beras Basah Island. It has powdery white sand, blue green waters, and a lot of trees for shade. Do some snorkelling or swimming--or simply relax in the sun. Watch the hermit crabs scurring about.

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    Freshwater Lake

    by kyoub Updated Jan 15, 2006

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    Palau Dayang Bunting or Island of the Pregnant Maiden. It has a fresh water lake that is renowned for its powers to enhance fertility.
    They are several families of monkeys on the island, don't know if they swam in the lake.
    This island can be reached by boat.

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    Langkawi Cable Car

    by natwest Written Jul 26, 2005

    I think the cable car is a must to experience.
    Located in the west of the island inside the Oriental Village.

    It claims itself to be the world's longest rope cable, 950m in length. There are two stations on the mountain, so you can get off at the first station, take a couple of photos and then head onto the other peak, which is even higher or vice versa.

    The scenery from the top of Mat Chincang is totally breathtaking. I didn't even dare to look down given that I am phobic

    The amazing thing is you can even see the clouds below or surrounding you from the top. You can see the clear blue Andaman Sea in front of you. When you are the top of Mt. Mat Chinchang, you are offically 705m above the ground.

    The cable lead looks so steep that I first thought it's like a roller coaster ride racing back down to the bottom, but thank god, it's quite slow that it gives you time to look at places further afield. Don't look down if you are phobic too!

    It would cost you RM 24/one way to get to Oriental Village from Kuah Town (taxi). If you are staying in Berjaya Langkawi Beach Resort and Mutiara Burau Bay Resort, I think you can even walk there.

    N.B. You have to pay to go into the W.C. next to the gift shop and it isn't very clean. I would say try the one (free) next to the Thai theme street in the Oriental Village

    Operating Hours:-
    Mon-Thurs 1000-1800
    Fri-Sun & PH 0930-1900
    Wed 1200-1800

    Admissions:-
    Adult: RM 15
    Student: RM 10
    Child: RM 5

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    Find a better beach

    by ahcoln Updated Apr 27, 2005

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    There are quite many beach in the Island. Pantai Cenang is the most popular beach among the rest, but also most crowded. If you like water sport, you should able to find it here. But if you are looking for some quiet beaches, i will recomend you Pantai Kok (we stayed near to Pantai Kok) & Pantai Rhu. There are less happening on these beaches, but you can enjoy better with the beach that appears like your private property.

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    Just drive to explore

    by ahcoln Updated Apr 26, 2005

    If you rent a car or motorbike, you can reach almost every place in the Island. Just be relax and drive to any place at your will. There is always some scenic view or interesting sight that stop you for a photo. Don't waste any of your second.

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    Asian Village

    by xxangelxx Written Dec 29, 2004

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    This is a small village that you can drive to (although other transport is available). It has cafes and quite a few shops selling local wares, paintings, souvenirs, fans and such like. There are items to suit every price range, but the heat can be overpowering at times so make sure to take a bottle of water with you.

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    Monkey Business

    by bpacker Updated Nov 9, 2004

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    What say I model your swim gear for you??

    Lots of monkeys on this island.Look out for them as you walk around the island.Be careful though. These seemingly cute creatures ain't no beanie babies, they can be quite dangerous . Don't agitate them, they'll bite! Also don't leave your diving or swimming gear lying around, those furry creatures might just model them....

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    Island Cats

    by bpacker Updated Nov 9, 2004

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    Begging for a morsel

    The cats of Langkawi are small -sized (comparable to Singapore's drain cat ) and extremely sociable. Most so, if you have a tasty morsel for them! This cute kitty was found at the Beach Garden Resort where I was staying.

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    Hornbills

    by kyoub Updated Jun 28, 2004

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    Oriental-pied Hornbill

    Down the road from the Awana Hotel is a very special place. A place where you can go to see Hornbills. They come by there early morning and at dusk. You can see them in the trees for several minutes before they move on.

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    Pulau Payar Marine Park

    by wufei Written Apr 30, 2004

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    This jewel of an island is one of Langkawi's mystical isles, legendary for its spectacularly beautiful coral gardens. You can either dive or snorkel to swim among the fishes and explore the corals. If you don't wish to get wet, the special Underwater Observatory allows you to experience a close-up view of marine life.

    Open : 9.45am - 4.00pm
    Cruise fare : Adult RM220 ,Child RM140 (below 12 yrs)

    Pulau Payar Marine Park Langkawi Coral
    Lot 1-21, Jetty Point Complex,
    07000 Kuah, Langkawi
    Kedah Darul Aman.

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    A Secret Viewing Point near Underwater World

    by backpackerbaby Written Apr 18, 2004

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    Pantai Cenang from above.

    Wanna see the beautiful Pantai Cenang from a new angle? Go up the little hill between Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah! The view is breath-taking!

    There is a short hiking path behind Underwater World leading to this secret viewing point.

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