Langkawi Canopy Adventures
The highlight here is high-adrenaline ‘air trekking’ through the rainforest along a series of rope courses and zip lines. Excursions...
Diving and snorkelling excursions to Pulau Payar. Booking is done online or by phone, and Coral Island offer transportation from most...
Royal Langkawi Yacht Club
For serious sailors the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club in Kuah is a useful starting point.
Jalan Makam Mahsuri Lama Night Market
In the centre of the island, not far from the MARDI Agro Technology Park. Held Monday.
Kampung Mawat · interesting places nearby
Kota Mahsuri information
The story of Mahsuri, a Malay princess who was unjustly accused of adultery and put a curse on Langkawi in revenge, is commemorated at this historical complex that includes Mahsuri’s shrine as well as a recreation of a traditional house, a theatre, a ‘diorama museum’ and some simple food outlets. The site is west of Kuah, a few kilometres off the road to the airport.
As the legend goes, Mahsuri’s punishment was to be executed by stabbing. With her dying breath she cursed Langkawi with seven generations of bad luck. This took place in around 1819. Not long after, the Siamese invaded the island, and some 160 years later, in 1987 (that’s about seven generations), Langkawi took off as a tourism destination.