Continuing from my previous post about the Things to Do in Langkawi, here is another list of interesting places to visit, things to do in the lush, green island Pulau Langkawi.
We visited this place on our first trip to Langkawi in 2013. The Geoforest Park visit was part of the island hopping trip from Pantai Cenang. You can fix up a boat to take you (along with a group) from the shore to the islands.
Island hopping usually includes KILIM, Pregnant Maiden mountains, Eagle Feeding and snorkelling at Beras Basah Beach.
Dayang Bunting Geoforest Park
Dayang Bunting or referred to as Lake of Pregnant Maiden is a beautiful spot that has an intriguing legend to it. The story goes as follows: This lake is said to be a bathing pool of a celestial princess. A prince is said to have fallen in love with this princess and got married to her. Soon, they had a child and the child die due to some illness in about a weeks’ time. A grieving princess left the baby’s body in the lake and returned to heavenly abode. It is believed that women who do not have children will be bestowed with children if they bathe in this lake. Whether the legend is true or not, the scenery is picturesque. The mountains resemble a pregnant maiden who is lying down.
One of the islands have loads of eagles or helang, in Malay and your boat driver will show you how they feed on the fish and meat that he throws up in the air.
One of the most popular beaches in Langkawi. There are a lot of activities for everyone, sometimes can get crowded.
Telaga Tujuh Waterfall
Literally meaning 7 wells waterfall, this is one very beautiful place everyone must visit. It is said there are 7 connected pools located at different levels. We couldn’t go till the top, just went up to the first waterfall. Telaga Tujuh is a great place for trekking and it is highly recommended if you are up for it. Since, A’s parents were with us, we didn’t want to risk it out, so we chose the short route. You could either climb the path via the steps or the steep but well laid road.
Beware of the numerous monkeys that can attack you for food/drinks. Keep an eye out for them, they literally scared the hell out of me. The water is crystal clear, loads of pebbles in the stream and such cool and fresh water, it was simply out of this world. You could spend a lot of time here without even knowing it. We didnt go near the waterfall but stayed at the base itself.
This is one thing we missed doing, mainly because of our little girl. But if you do get a chance to go snorkelling at Pulau Payar, you must do it!
Beras Basah Beach
This beach was the 3rd spot during our island hopping after Pregnant Maiden and eagle feeding activities. They promised we could snorkel but unfortunately there was nothing and the water was not clear. We spent some time in the water, only to find our eatables being “stolen” by the pesky monkeys in the area. So a note of warning, when visiting beaches in Langkawi, keep your belongings safely, be it food or any other stuff – those monkeys are very smart, they will open the zipper and take your stuff 🙁
Langkawi is a duty-free island and liquor, chocolates and cigarettes are very cheap. So when you are visiting, do try to keep atleast half a day for shopping at Kuah. I recommend Haji Ismail group in Kuah for chocolates. You could also try the Teow Soon Huat shopping centre at Padang Matsirat. Crockery is another popular item that people buy when in Langkawi.