Durian Perangin

Pulau Langkawi

The swimming pools here are a 10-minute walk up paved steps through the forest, with pagoda-like shaded seating areas along the way. The water is always refreshingly cool, but the falls are best seen at the end of monsoon season, from late September and early October. The waterfalls are located 2km off the 112 road, just east of Air Hangat.

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1. Gunung Raya

2.24 MILES

The tallest mountain on Pulau Langkawi (881m) can be reached by a snaking, paved road through the jungle. It’s a spectacular drive to the top with views…

2. Galeria Perdana

2.29 MILES

Established by prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who was born in Kedah and is credited with transforming the fortunes of Langkawi by granting it duty…

3. Kilim Karst Geoforest Park

2.57 MILES

The jetty near Tanjung Rhu is the main departure point for boat trips into the extensive mangrove forests with stunning limestone formations that edge…

4. Pantai Pasir Hitam

2.64 MILES

West of Tanjung Rhu is Langkawi’s much touted but ultimately disappointing ‘black-sand beach’. It isn’t technically a black-sand beach, but mineral oxides…

5. Langkawi Wildlife Park


While there are plenty of animals around (with an emphasis on exotic birds), feeding is encouraged and animals are kept in relatively poor conditions…

6. Tanjung Rhu

3.56 MILES

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…

7. Kota Mahsuri

4.87 MILES

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…

8. Masjid Al-Hana

6.25 MILES

Pulau Langkawi's largest place of worship sits near the water in Kuah.