Sunday, March 13, 2011

Pulau Langkawi

Langkawi is officially known as The Jewel of Kedah is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30km off the main land coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are the part of state Kedah which is adjacent to the Thai border.

On June 1, 2007, Langkawi Island has been given a World Geopark status by UNESCO. Three of its main conservation areas in Langkawi Geopark are Machincang Cambrian Geoforest Park, Kilim Karst Geoforest Park and Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest park.(Island of the Pregnant Maiden Lake). These three parks are the most popular tourism area within Langkawi Geopark.

Some of the most popular beaches are Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah, Burau Bay, Pantai Kok, and Datai Bay. Pantai Cenang is a picturesque beach with seemingly unending stretches of fine white sand. The beach is contoured by tall coconuts and casuarinas. Pantai Tengah is separated from Cenang by a small cape. Burau Bay, fringed by rocky outcrops, is the favorite place of migratory birds in Langkawi. Pantai Kok is a peaceful beach with the backdrop of limestone hills. Datai Bay has a combination of forests and sea. The milky beach is backed by lush forest.

The Langkawi Cable Car takes visitors up to the peak of Gunung Mat Cinchang, where the Langkawi Sky Bridges is located.

Tourists can enter the island via ferry from Kuala Perlis or by flight from Kuala Lumpur. Airasia provides budget connections to the island.

Hotels and resorts in Pulau Langkawi :

1. Berjaya Langkawi Resort Hotel

2. The Westin Langkawi Resoort & Spa

3. Bella Vista Hotel

4.Langkawi Village Resort Hotel

5. Aseania Resort Hotel

6. Cintin Hotel Langkawi

7. Eagle Bay Hotel

8.Sheraton Langkawi Resort

9. Rebak Island Resort

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