Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi, Malaysia

The island of Langkawi (Langkawi, Pulau Langkawi) is the largest of the 99 Islands of the archipelago in the Andaman sea North of Malaysia. Both the island and the archipelago are on the border of Malaysia and Thailand (Langkawi on the interactive map of Malaysia). The island of Langkawi is part of Kedah state, is situated at a distance of 30 kilometers from the mainland. The maximum length of the island is 30 kilometers. The capital and largest city on the island is Kuah (Kuah). Of the 99 Islands are inhabited only 4 the largest.

When tourists talk about Langkawi, often means a Langkawi island, not an archipelago. It is the most popular island resort on the West coast of mainland Malaysia and competes in popularity with Penang, far ahead of him.

The Ministry of tourism of Malaysia has positioned the island as a holiday destination for wealthy tourists, but, fortunately, in practice all not so. Of course, Langkawi has several beaches, lined with posh expensive hotels, where ordinary tourist with an average income do not get, and there is nothing particularly to do. But still, the main part of the island’s beaches, including the most popular beaches of Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah, very affordable price, but still are the most hilarious places on the island. Even the budget traveler with a backpack can easily find accommodation, whether it’s a cheap Langkawi hotel or a room in the Guesthouse. And the prices for food and entertainment are not exorbitant, everything is very accessible and inexpensive, and alcoholic beverages and cigarettes are generally sold without duties, unlike the rest of Malaysia, where they are very expensive.

The stay in Langkawi in the first place beach. The beaches on the Langkawi island and adjacent small Islands of the archipelago, very clean and comfortable. There are also quite a lot of secluded beaches. Settling next to a beach Bungalow for a while you can become a master of your own beach and a small uninhabited island. If you want outdoor entertainment, shopping, delicious food, and this island enough. You can visit the cable car and the Langkawi bridge, aquarium, crocodile farm, African Buffalo farm, fruit plantation. You can also visit the numerous waterfalls of the island, to make trekking a walk in the jungle and on the beach, besides swimming, enjoy water sports (entertainment). And still it is possible with a tour or hiring a boat tour to nearby Islands.

Spend your evening at one of the many restaurants or cafes, tasting dishes of the traditional cuisine of Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Chinese.

Public transport on the island there. You can rent a motorbike, a car or just a bike and go explore the nooks and crannies of the island on your own.

And one small but good gift for the guests of the island is that the whole island is a duty free zone. Accordingly, the prices of many goods, including very expensive in Malaysia alcohol is low. To buy goods without taxes in the duty free shop, which are all tourist spots.

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Visa Requirements

Visa in not needed for EU citizens. Everyone else need a visa.

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Area (km2)

470,000 km2


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