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Best Experiences in Langkawi – Savour Nature, Sun Sand and Sea

Langkawi is no manmade tourist destination, it's an island blessed by nature where tourists can go to savour the best of environs, flora and fauna. Hence, Langkawi attractions are stunning, natural and very rewarding, read on for a list of the best experiences there.

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Savour the Views from Langkawi Sky-bridge

What better lookout point to enjoy the stunning surroundings of Langkawi than the 125 metre high Sky Bridge. The sky-high pedestrian bridge swaying 700 metres above sea level, offers you breath-taking vistas of Telaja Tujuh waterfall, some of the islets scattered around Langkawi and the lush surroundings of Gunung Mat Cincang. You can access this bridge from the final stop of the Langkawi cable car ride; the double steel bridge, able to hold 125 people at once, is fitted with two viewing platforms for relishing the best of Langkawi. Guests at Berjaya Langkawi Resort, can access the Cable Car service in less than 5 minutes and really, it's one attraction you should not miss.

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Explore Eagle Square

Better known as Dataran Lang, Eagle Square is home to a 12-metre high sculpture of an eagle in flight. Set atop a large platform overlooking the waterfront of Kuah, this is an iconic landmark, that's worth a visit. The square is within walking distance of the Kuah jetty, as well as, Taman Lagenda Dalam Langkawi and the Jetty Point Mall for some holiday shopping; which can be continued at the duty-free shops in the area. Shopping is not the only lure, once done admiring the regal eagle, head over to one of the sunny cafes or restaurants to relax and enjoy a good meal, before returning to your Langkawi spa resort for some much needed pampering; oh, yes, checking into a spa hotel in Langkawi only enhances that magical relaxing vibe, you experience from the moment you arrive on the island.

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Head Out on a Langkawi Cable Car Ride

This iconic experience is not to be missed, besides, at the end of the last station, the fabulous Langkawi sky bridge awaits! The 15-minute cable car rides takes you to the summit of Mount Mat Cincang, from where you can gape in awe at the surroundings comprising of waterfalls, little islets dotting the ocean and beautiful rainforests. You need to get to the Oriental Village to start your ride, which stops at viewing platforms along the way. As you climb closer to the peak of Mount Mat Cincang boasting a height of 708 metres, you will feel a slight nip in the air, hence, do take along a sweater.

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Enjoy the Thrills of Langkawi Underwater World

Located in the pretty beach town of Pantai Cenang, Langkawi's Underwater World is home to over 500 varieties of marine life. There you can view cute rock-hopper penguins, enthusiastic seals, seahorses, mandarin ducks and pretty flamingos. The biggest attraction is the 15-metre long underwater tunnel through which you can spot huge manta rays and the menacing grin of sharks.

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Head Out to the Islands Highest Peak

Gunung Raya stands at a height of 881 metres and is Langkawi's tallest peak; interestingly its believed to be the form of Mat Raya, a giant who was cursed and once lived on Langkawi and no, it does not shift or shake! Instead, Gunung is a verdant paradise of flora and fauna. There you can look out for flying foxes, Macaque monkeys, leaf monkeys, white-bellied sea eagles, mountain hawk eagles and much more. The hiking trails are pretty rewarding but best attempted with the help of a guide.

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