Langkawi Travel Guide


Travel Guide


An Introduction To Langkawi

Langkawi

So you are planning to visit Langkawi, there is a wide variety of things to see and do no matter who you are travelling with. We don't plan to suggest which sights and attractions you visit while in Langkawi but rather just provide guidance and offer advice on what is there. Comparable with other cities, there are great and not so great places to visit and if this visit is your first to Langkawi or if you are a seasoned visitor, there is always something new to see or do. It is often an idea to have a rough plan of places you wish to visit, and Langkawi has a number of really interesting experiences that you will remember for a long time.

Top 10 Attractions

During your time in Langkawi there are quite a few places of interest that should make up part of your trip. The highly regarded Langkawi area of Malaysia has attractions that you may know and others which aren't that familiar to people from outside the area of Langkawi we have assembled a List of Ten to be of help to you:

1. Langkawi Cable Car (Panorama Langkawi Sdn Bhd)
2. Tanjung Rhu
3. Pasir Tengkorak Beach
4. Lake of the Pregnant Maiden
5. Cenang Beach
6. Langkawi Sky Bridge
7. Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
8. Tasik Dayang Bunting
9. Gunung Raya
10. Langkawi Wildlife Park

This collection are just to get you going if you have a good local book or guide you can seek out a bit more and if there is enough time in Langkawi. You will discover other enjoyable locations and attractions about the Langkawi vicinity of Malaysia.

Getting Around

Langkawi is not a difficult city to navigate, once you have an eye for the place and understand the layout with the help of some local landmarks it should become pretty simple. You can cover a lot of the city on foot but make sure you stick to places you know after dark. If you wish to cover larger distances across Langkawi there are a number of modes of transportation. There is a good, reliable bus network where tickets can be purchases to cover multiple journeys. There is also the alternative to use Langkawi Taxis, where you can seek local knowledge from your driver. What ever method you use to explore Langkawi ensure you see as much of it as you can.

Accommodation

If you wish to stay in Langkawi for a period longer than one day you will be looking for a place to sleep. Langkawi offers a broad range of facilities to sleep these include hotels varying from the higher end of the star range to more modest hotels, B&Bs and hostels. If you are travelling on business ensure the hotel you decide to select has facilities to suit you and is OK for your needs as the roads in Langkawi may result in problems at certain times. If you are seeking out more luxury accommodation there is a selection of top chain and independent hotels. Langkawi also offers an excellent array of lower star hotel options that provide basic but suitable facilities for travellers. If you are visiting on a small budget there is a number of hostels and guest houses in the city which are a fine place to sleep overnight. Whatever accommodation type you select in Langkawi ensure you take time to seek out deals that are available on countless travel web sites, often these are out of season or when a home sports team isn't playing a game.

Recommended Hotels

1. Privilege Restaurant & Bar
2. La Sal @ Casa del Mar, Pantai Cenang
3. Coco's Bistro
4. fatCUPID
5. Mangoes, Kuala Teriang

Places To Eat

There are many different places to eat in Langkawi, the place you dine at will reflect your tastes and budget. There are quite a lot of dining venues that offer Malaysian meals and don't break the bank. If you are on the look out for a fine dining restaurant there are a wide number of these, but you will need to make a reservation and ensure that your follow the dress code if there is one. If you just want quick food there are the familiar names such as Burger King, McDonalds etc, but if you are seeking something real you should ask a local and see where they suggest. A key aspect of visiting a new city to try new things, this includes it's food There is a wide variety of places to dine in Langkawi. whether that is a café, a fine restaurant or food from a street vendor. You should check local newspapers for offers and remember to try something new.

Recommended Places To Eat

1. Casa del Mar, Langkawi, Pantai Cenang
2. The Danna Langkawi
3. Seri Chenang Resort & Spa Langkawi, Pantai Cenang
4. The Datai Langkawi
5. Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi Facts And Statistics

If you are getting to grips with a new city like Langkawi it is good practice to have some inside knowledge. Here are a number of facts that could be of help to you.

Continent: Asia
Country: Malaysia
Region: Kedah
International Dialing Code: +6049
Langkawi Coordinates: 6°21'N 99°48'E
Altitude: 7 metres (23 feet)
Currency: Ringgit (RM)
Language: Malay
Langkawi Time Zone: MST (UTC+8)
City Population: 64,792
Metro Population: 64,792
Temperature High In 34 °C / 93 °F
Temperature Low In 23 °C / 73 °F


Keeping Safe

Just like other cities Langkawi has it's pros and cons, it is important to keep your wits about you and you will be fine and undertake a great trip to this fantastic Malaysian area. Take a good guide book and know where you are going, try not to make it obvious you are a visitor to the city by flaunting expensive devices around and try not to carry more cash than you need on your person. Stick to areas you know after dark and if you do get lost, stay calm and visit a shop to consult your guide book or map. You might be enjoying yourself, but still be alert. Stay street wise and you will have a great trip to Langkawi. On the whole Malaysia is a very safe country with warm and friendly residents. Some basic groundwork pays dividends and if you know a city better, you will have a much better time there.

 

23 April 2015

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