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Reasons to visit Langkawi - Be dazzled by the Jewel of Kedah

Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah, if the name itself doesn't prompt you to pack your bags to go there, here are a few reasons that will. Enjoy!

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Beaches

Langkawi's beaches are undoubtedly its crowning glory as each of the 104 islands of this dazzling archipelago contains some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world. And the reason why they are so sought-after is that the high level of conservation and its cool, calm waters. Among the many pristine beaches you will find here, Pantai Cenang (Cenang Beach) is at the top. Other beaches to must checkout include Tengah Beach, Tanjung Rhu, Burau Bay, Pasir Tengkorak Beach. While exploring the wondrous beaches of Langkawi it's important to find a comfortable base so you can explore at ease. The Berjaya Langkawi Resort is thus an ideal choice among Langkawi resorts as it is within just a 25 minutes distance away from Cenang Beach.

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Food

The food of Langkawi is an edible representation of the islands as it is fiery, exotic and of course full of flavour! Top of Langkawi's most popular dishes is Nasi Campur, a hearty meal of rice with chicken, tofu, vegetable soup and more. Other delicious dishes to try out include Sambal, Laksa, Sate, Beef Rendang, Ikan Bakar, squid and much much more!

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Scenery

Spectacular scenery is in plenty in Langkawi which has been given a World Geopark status by UNESCO. Three of the main conservation areas in Langkawi Geopark are Machincang Cambrian Geoforest Park, Kilim Karst Geoforest Park and Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park and the best ways to enjoy the scenery here is either by cable car rides or the Skybridge. Looking from above, you can see the lush, tropical forests and beautiful rice fields. The Seven Wells Waterfalls (Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls) is also a must checkout as these natural water pools are great for a refreshing dip!

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Langkawi Underwater World

Meet the fascinating creatures under our oceans at the Underwater World Langkawi, one of the island's best attractions. The aquarium, which is the largest in Malaysia, is home to more than 200 different species of marine and freshwater fish including harbour seals, rockhopper penguins, sharks, giant rays and the enormous Amazonian arapaima – the biggest freshwater fish in the world.

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Langkawi Art in Paradise 3D Museum

The Langkawi Art in Paradise 3D Museum is not your usual art museum as here, art literally comes alive! The museum features more than 200 artworks that appear almost lifelike when photographed. Hailed as the largest 3D art museum in Malaysia the museum has a wide range of themed areas such as the Optical Illusion Zone, Interactive Zone, Malaysia Zone, Central Hall, Classic Zone; where you can take some breath-taking and mind-blowing pictures!

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Duty Free!!!

In Langkawi you don't need to worry about the taxes as everything here is Duty Free, which makes it such a popular shopping destination in Malaysia. Under its duty-free status the island offers a range of shopping malls where you can shop till you drop on merchandise such as clothes, electronics, cigarettes, liquor, chocolates, perfumes, cooking utensils; you name it Langkawi has it all!