Gunung Raya

Pulau Langkawi

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 across the island and over to Thailand from a lookout point and a small teahouse (assuming there’s no fog). In the evening there’s a good chance of spotting great hornbills near the road.

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1. Durian Perangin

2.24 MILES

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…

2. Kota Mahsuri

3.01 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…

3. Langkawi Wildlife Park

3.23 MILES

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

4. Galeria Perdana

3.36 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…

5. Kilim Karst Geoforest Park

3.67 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…

6. Pantai Pasir Hitam

4.25 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…

7. Masjid Al-Hana

4.32 MILES

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

8. Lagenda Langkawi Dalam Taman

4.72 MILES

A landscaped ‘folklore theme park’ that stretches along the waterfront. Brightly coloured statues around the lakes illustrate several Langkawi legends,…