Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi Cable Car

address: Panorama Langkawi Sdn Bhd, Cable Car Station, Oriental Village, Burau Bay, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, MALAYSIA - tel: [6]04-959 4225/1225
langkawi-cable-car1.jpg, The daring cable car ride that takes you up to Gunung Macincang at 708 metres offers spectactular views over the Island and is a must when visiting Langkawi
view from Middle Station down to the Base Station at the Oriental Village
The daring cable car ride that takes you up to Gunung Macincang at 708 metres offers spectactular views over the Island and is a must when visiting Langkawi

Ticketing Fee
RM30 for adults and RM20 for children.
(half price for Malaysian Citizen)


Operating Hours :
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - 10am to 7pm
Wednesday - 12noon to 7pm
Friday - Sunday, Public & School Holidays - 9.30am - 7pm

Links:

 Official Website


The Langkawi Cable has 3 stations. The Base Station is located in the Oriental Village at about sea level. The journey to Middle station at about 650m above sea leavel is 1700m in length and takes about 15min. Be warned though, the journey in the skycab is not for the faint-hearted! The Langkawi Cable Car is steepest cable car in the world and at times it feels like you are going up vertically along the cliff. So if you are afraid of heights, you think might wanna twice before entering the car. The journey from the Middle station to the Top station (708m above sea level) is another 450m. From the Top Station on Gunung (Mount) Machincang you can enjoy amazing views of the the island(s) from two viewing platforms. The Top Station also gives access to the Sky Bridge.

The cable car might stop operating during bad weather (strong winds). It makes more sense to do the ride on a clear day anyway to enjoy the views of Langkawi and the surrounding islands (up to the Southern Islands of Thailand).
 

Sky Bridge
The spectacular Sky Bridge is a 125m long suspended bridge hanging 100m above ground on a 82m high single pylon! Currently, the Skybridge is closed for maintainance.

Sky Bridge, Langkawi Cable Car
the curved Sky Bridge


Oriental Village
The Cable Car start at the Oriental Village where the Base Station is located. The Oriental Village offers a variety and things to do and duty-free shopping.
There is Elephant Riding available starting at the Oriental Village - more information here
Other activities include Quad Adventures, SEGWAY Guided Tours and Motorcross Trails.
 



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Hotels in in Langkawi
HOSTELS
in Langkawi
Kedawang Beach Inn
Friendly accommodation with guest kitchen on northern end of Tengah Beach (right south of Cenang Beach), RM70- RM110
Langgura Baron Resort
budget resort on Cenang Beach (RM120 - RM150)
Things to do & see
Tanjung Rhu Beach
wide and empty beach at the north of the island. home of the fancy Tanjung Rhu and Four Seasons resort and starting point of Mangrove River tours ... more
Datai Beach
Langkawis most exclusiv beach in the north-west of the island. Home to the super-exclusiv Datai and Andaman Resorts ... more
Things to do & see
Sarawak Museum, Kuching
Sarawak state museum complex including the Ethnology Museuem, Natural Science Museum, Art Museum, pleasant gardens, pavilions, Heroes Monument and temporary exhibitions. Free Admission. ... more

Tanjung Rhu Beach, Langkawi
wide and empty beach at the north of the island. home of the fancy Tanjung Rhu and Four Seasons resort and starting point of Mangrove River tours ... more