|PLACES OF INTEREST
Nature and Adventure
| Air Hangat
The hot spring situated about 13 km from Kuah is believed to be the
result of bitter quarrel that took place in Kuah. Among the pots,
plates and saucers that were shattered was a jugful of hot water.
Where the water was spilt, the hot spring appeared. Many however,
suspected that if the hot spring is not linked to any legend, the
only logical explanation to it is that the heat source from the hot
spring comes from the young Gunung Raya hills which has a warm
The water in this hot spring is clear apart from a suspension of
green alga at its surfaces. Other attractions include 18m length
hand carved river stone mural depicting legends of Air Hangat, day
long outdoor entertainment programme featuring Malaysian/ASEAN
cultural dances and traditional sports and games, live display of
Malaysian/ASEAN customs, traditional crafts, and participation in
village activities such as padi planting. Food and beverages
facilities include cafe, a lounge and a theatre restaurant. Duty
free Shopping is available at the pavilions. Tel : 04-959 1357
| Craft Cultural
The Craft Cultural Complex is located on the northern coastline of
Langkawi island in the vicinity of Teluk Yu, about 30 minutes drive
from the airport or 45 minutes from Kuah Town. situated at
strategic location, near the sea, Langkawi Craft Cultural Complex
is suitable as the local crafts sales centre. It was established
with the main objective of maintaining and protecting the nation's
crafts heritage and also to develop, improve and up-grade the
crafts industry into a variable, strong and pragmatic industry
while at the same time maintaining the beauty, quality and
ethnicity of the local crafts.here, one can find unique local
culture and crafts from all over the country exhibited.
Visiting hours : 9.00am - 6.00pm daily
Mukim Bohor, 07000 Langkawi,
Kedah Darul Aman.
Tel : 04-959 1913, 1917
Fax : 04-959 2340
| Crocodile Farm
Taman buaya Langkawi or Langkawi Crocodile Farm is situated at
datai bay, about 32 km north of Kuah Town. Registered with the
convention on international trade and endangered species (cites),
the farm covers 20 acres, housing More than 1.000 crocodiles. The
farm has many attractions for tourists.
Amongst them are :
I) Feeding Pond
Ii) Species Pond - You will be able to see crocodiles and alligator
species from all over the world
Iii) Breeding Pond - Crocodiles male and nest here
Iv) Show Pond - You watch man and crocodile 'wrestle'
V) Bridge-Over-Pond - Enables you to get closer look at
You would also be able to watch an audio visual on life-cycle of a
crocodile at the exibition centre. The farm is equipped with a fast
food shop, souvenir shop, toilets and car park.
Open daily : 9.00am - 6.00pm
Admission : Adult - RM5.00, Child - RM3.00
Show Time : 11.15am and 2.45pm daily
Jalan Datai, Kubang Bedak
Mukim Air Hangat, P O Box 50,
Kedah Darul Aman.
Tel : 04-955 2559
Fax : 04-955 2519
| Dataran Lang
Dataran Lang or 'eagle square' , is Langkawi's famous landmark.
Situated near the kuah jetty, it features scenic ponds, bridges,
covered terraces, two restaurants, two jetties and barrel vaults
made of bricks. Its close proximity to the sea and the soft breezes
makes it an ideal spot for leisurely walks and a tranquil setting
for dining in the cool evenings. Spectacular cultural shows provide
the perfect finishing touch.
| Galeria Perdana
The Galeria Perdana at kilim, about 10km from kuah, houses an
impression collection of over 2,500 state gift and awards presented
to the prime minister of malaysia, yab dato' seri dr. Mahathir
mohamad and his wife, ybhg datin seri dr. Siti hasmah bt. Mohd ali.
The exhibits include fine crystal ware and gifts fashioned out of
wood, leather, silver, copper, pewter, ceramics and glass. There
are also musical instruments, islamic art and craft, textiles and
weapons. A part of the display includes various cars and four-wheel
drive vehicles.the gallery comprises of 2 double-storey buildings
set within a beautifully landscaped garden.photography is not
allowed inside the gallery. Pictures of exhibits are available for
sale at the souvenir shop.
Tuesday-Sunday : 10.00am - 5.00pm
Friday : 10.00am - 12.15pm
3.00pm - 5.00pm
Closed on Mondays (except during school holidays)
Entrance fee : Adult - RM3.00
Child - RM1.00
For further information, please contact tel no : 04-959 1498
Kilim, Mukim Air Hangat,
Kedah Darul Aman.
Tel : 959 1498
| Gua Langsir
Gua Langsir or cave of the banshee is located near Tasik Dayang
Bunting. It is 91m high and is home of thousands of bats, hence it
is reputedly haunted.