Langkawi Travel Information

Langkawi - Malaysia' s Historic City

Langkawi comprises a group of 99 tropical islands lying off the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia, about 30 kilometres from Kuala Perlis and 51 kilometres from Kuala Kedah. The main island is popularly known as Pulau Langkawi. The islands are richly blessed with a heritage of fabulous myths and legends : of ogres and gigantic birds, warriors and fairy princesses, battles and romance. As a natural paradise, the islands are perhaps unmatched anywhere else in Southeast Asia. With a geological history dating back 500 million odd years, the islands contain unique rock formations that stir the imagination and baffle the mind. Numerous caves, with their stunning stalactites and stalagmites, tauntthe adventurous to unravel their ancient secrets. Fine beaches offer sun-filled days of complete relaxation. The clear, emerald waters around the islands provide a host of water sports and recreation, and a magical world of marine life. Nestling amidst the mist-covered hills, limestone outcrops and lush forests are fascinating waterfalls and mysterious caves. The rich diversity of flora and fauna offers the nature lover amazing sights and sounds. For those with a yen for adventure, jungle trekking and boat trips up rivers and around the islands are most rewarding. The rustic beauty of the islands is in itself a compelling attraction. We bid you Selamat Datang-Welcome to the island of Langkawi.



By Road The journey by road from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Kedah takes about six to eight hours. Visitors car park are available at Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis with a minimum charge of RM 15.00 a day.

By Air The Langkawi International Airport at Padang Mat Sirat is about 20 km from Kuah and 8 km from the beach resorts in Pantai Cenang. Malaysia Airlines and Pelangi Air operate daily direct flights from Kuala Lumpur as well as via Penang.

By Rail KTM Berhad (KTMB) provides comfortable and economical rail service, from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar and Arau. From Alor Setar / Arau you can take a taxi or bus to Kuala Kedah / Kuala Perlis and from there by express ferry to Langkawi.

Ferry Schedule There is an express ferry service providing regular services between : Kuala Kedah / Kuala Perlis and Langkawi.

Langkawi offers a wide range of accommodation to suit every budget and taste. Modern luxurious hotels and resorts provide complete facilities for comfort, excellent dining and recreation, including swimming pools and gymnasiums or fitness centres. For those who prefer a touch of rustic ambience, chalets are available. And for the budget conscious, there are smaller hotels at reasonable rates.


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