Gunung Raya

Standing at 881m, Gunung Raya is the highest peak on Langkawi Island. You can see this mountain from almost any part of Langkawi island. The view from the top of Gunung Raya is spectacular as it allows you an unhindered view of most of Langkawi island. The paddy field of Read more…

Gunung Machinchang

According to folklore, these two mountains together with Bukit Sawar (Sawar Hill), a smaller mountain, were all human beings at one time. Such good friends they were that they all shared the same martial arts ‘guru.’ As the story goes, Mat Cincang’s daughter was engaged to Mat Raya’s son. However, Read more…

Padang Matsirat

Padang Matsirat is also known as the Padang Beras Bakar (field of burnt rice) an area of historical significance. History has it that in 1821, villagers in this area deliberately torched the paddy fields here to prevent SiameseĀ invaders from getting the rice grains for their own use. The invasion of Read more…

Pantai Tengah

Situated at the southern end of Pantai Cenang, is another stretch of quieter beach known as Pantai Tengah, which curves past a rocky outcrop. There is less accommodation facility or development here but like Pantai Cenang, there are sailboats, catamarans and canoes for hire. Pantai Tengah is a good place Read more…

Pasir Hitam Beach

Some two kilometres west of Tanjung Rhu is Pantai Pasir Hitam (Black Sand Beach). Although not completely black, the sand on this beach is steaked with black, believed to be caused by the mineral oxide deposits that originate from a nearby spring. This is not a very long stretch of Read more…

Langkawi Snake Sanctuary

The Snake Sanctuary houses a wide variety of colourful snakes found throughout Malaysia, in an environmentally friendly area. This latest attraction in Langkawi is located about 12 km from town in the Tok Senik Resort in Ulu Melaka district. The sanctuary features thousands of species of poisonous and non-poisonous snakes Read more…