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10 of the Best Things to do in Langkawi – Must-try things in Langkawi!

Langkawi a beautiful island in Malaysia is without a doubt a top travel destination in Southeast Asia. With an interesting history around a tale of being cursed for 7 generations, which the island is now believed to be lifted off from, Langkawi is turned into a favourite holiday destination.



Langkawi is home for water sports and parasailing is one of the most exciting ones. You can parasail at Tanjung Rhu beach where there are local companies offering water sports activities for competitive prices. Soar through the air and get a glimpse of the beautiful beach from the top as you parasail here.


Night Market

Visit the Friday night market known as Ayer Hangat to experience some wild flavours and authentic dishes. The best part about the night market in Langkawi is that it is on the local side which is a less touristy one. While you are here don't miss out on some amazing local dishes such as Nasi Kerabu and beef stew among others.


Sky Cab and Sky Bridge

Enjoy views of the city from the top by taking a cable car facing Langkawi's Machinchang mountain and you can even opt for the glass bottom cable car for a thrilling experience. Take a walk on the sky bridge and enjoy the views of the surrounding and even capture some beautiful photographs.


Museum and Tomb of Mahsuri

You wouldn't want to miss out on learning about the legend of Mahsuri who is believed to have been killed because of her beauty. The tomb is located in the centre of the museum and you can learn about the interesting history of the curse of the Langkawi island.


Mangrove Tour

Widely famous for its mangroves, a boat tour in the mangrove forest is a must in Langkawi. You can witness stingrays and glide across a fish farm which is an interesting site to see. Stop by a cave with bats as you continue your glide along with the pool of water surrounded by mountains.


Treat Yourself

Treat yourself to a spa in Langkawi after a long day of exploring around. Many luxury hotels such as Berjaya Langkawi Resort offers amazing spa treats that will take you an out of the world pampering experience. Book in advance and choose a package that will your self-care needs.


Explore the Agro Technology Park

As complicated as the name sounds, Agro Technology Park is a fruit farm where you can learn about some tropical fruits and even get a chance to taste them. You can take a tour on the back of a truck here and learn about how some native Malaysian fruits that are naturally preserved.


Pulau Dayang Bunting

Interestingly known as the 'Lake of the Pregnant Maiden' for its close resemblance to a pregnant lady, this lake is a natural beauty. Surrounded by lush mountains with sights of limestone cliffs this a picture-perfect location to take a dip in.


Indulge in Local Food

You can explore some local delicacies which are mostly based on seafood. The easiest way for you to try some signatures dishes without the hassle of looking around is at the Langkawi resort that you will be accommodating in.


Sunset Dinner

Top off your vacation in Langkawi with a sunset cruise dinner and enjoy a delicious meal in a magical backdrop. You can arrange a dinner cruise with a local resort easily for a luxury experience that should not be missed out on. You can even opt for a full day cruise and spend the day in a yacht and witness some beautiful sceneries.