Attractions

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Pulau Langkawi

Kilim Karst Geoforest Park

The jetty near Tanjung Rhu is the main departure point for boat trips into the extensive mangrove forests with stunning limestone formations that edge much of the northeastern coast of Langkawi. Tours usually includ…
Top Choice Waterfall in Pulau Langkawi

Telaga Tujuh

The series of freshwater rockpools at Telaga Tujuh, located at the top of a waterfall inland from Pantai Kok, makes a refreshing alternative to splashing about in the ocean. To get here follow the road from Pantai K…
Top Choice Cable Car in Pulau Langkawi

Panorama Langkawi

The highlight of this family-friendly amusement park is SkyCab, a cable car that whisks visitors to the top of Gunung Machinchang (708m). For an extra RM5, you can walk along the 100m-high SkyBridge for knee-trembli…
Beach in Pulau Langkawi

Tanjung Rhu

On the north coast, Tanjung Rhu is one of Langkawi’s wider and better beaches, fronted by magnificent limestone stacks that bend the ocean into a pleasant bay. On clear days, the sunsets here give the word ‘stunning…
Beach in Pulau Langkawi

Teluk Datai

On the far northwestern corner of Pulau Langkawi, the beaches at Teluk Datai are arguably some of the island’s most beautiful and secluded, but are really only accessible if you’re staying in one of the area’s two l…
Museum in Kedah

Muzium Padi

Muzium Padi is all about Kedah’s main crop: rice. It’s located 10km northwest of Alor Setar amid green rice paddies; a taxi costs RM25. The complex, which has a distinctly socialist, utopian feel (some of its murals…
Beach in Pulau Langkawi

Pantai Cenang

The busiest and most developed beach is the 2km-long strip of sand at Pantai Cenang. The beach is gorgeous: white sand, teal water and green palms. There are water sports on hand and the water is good for swimming, …
Beach in Pulau Langkawi

Pantai Pasir Tengkorak

This beautiful, secluded public beach, with its soft white sand, clear water, shady trees and jungle backdrop, is popular with locals on weekends; during the week it can be almost empty. The car park and entrance to…
Fort in Kuala Kedah

Kota Kuala Kedah

This fort, completed in 1780, is opposite Kuala Kedah town on the far bank of Sungai Kedah, a 10-minute taxi ride from the ferry terminal. It was once used as a base by the Portuguese in Melaka and was later a basti…
Mosque in Alor Setar

Masjid Zahir

The Kedah state mosque instantly impresses with its richly decorated arches and five broad domes, which represent the pillars of Islam. Built in 1912, Moorish-style Masjid Zahir is one of the oldest and loveliest mo…