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Langkawi Travel Guide

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Surrounded by turquoise blue sea all around, Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 magnificent islands, a part of the Malaysian country. Culturally, Langkawi is believed to be a land of legends. The island has tales of myths and legends ruling the traditions and festivities. It’s quite interesting to know these stories and their influence on the people of Langkawi.
The economy of Langkawi is essentially dependent on rubber and paddy cultivation with fisheries fast being overtaken by the tourism. Malaysian Ringgits is the currency used in Malaysia. It is further divided into 100 sen (cents). 1 Ringgits equals 0.24 US dollars.
Langkawi islands have history of pirate’s invasion along with Thai rule for a brief period after the British rule ended post the World War II. Langkawi was a sleepy island with simple inhabitants living a modest life of farmers, indifferent to change, until the arrival of Dr. Datuk Seri Mahathir Mohammad, who went on to become the prime minister of Malaysia. Once he came to power, he took great measures to modernize and develop Langkawi.
  • Unlike the other parts of the country, the weather in Langkawi is pleasant all year round. The island is warm but not hot, pleasant but not teeth biting cold. It’s just perfect for tourism the whole year.
  • A major part of Langkawi is still untouched by civilization and is ruled by lush green and dense forests, amazing landscapes and magnificent waterfalls.
  • Langkawi is the place where you can find many of the world’s most pristine beaches, without a doubt. white glittering sandy shores and crystal clear water is in abundance in Langkawi.
  • The beautiful island has absolutely no public transport, and tourists have to be dependent on car and bike rentals to move around. Since they are available in chap rates, it’s not much of a problem.
Being an island and having a tropical forest weather, Langkawi is humid all-round the year. The island witness’s cloudy skies and occasional rainfalls but nothing is too much on this island. Neither it’s too hot or too cold, nor is it pouring out here.
Langkawi island can be reached by Air from Kuala Lumpur through low cost airline Air Asia and silk Air. Tourists can also take the ferries running from Kuala Kedah, Kuala Perlis, and Penang. Langkawi also has direct route by ferry from Satun in Thailand.
To enter Malaysia, tourists do not require any visa and therefore, if you’re travelling to Langkawi after embarking in Malaysia, all you need are your travel documents like the passport and immigration papers. If you are coming directly from your home country, then the requirement of the documents will vary depending upon the citizenship.

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 magnificent islands, however only 4 of these are inhabited and the rest are natural dense forests, untouched by civilization. There are a lot many places to explore around the beachy island.

Payar island (42kms)- Blessed with amazing beauty and greenery, the Payar island is a must visit for the beautiful and serene beaches in the lap of nature.

Kilim Karst Geoforest Park (16kms)- Located at the northeastern tip of the island, the Park has beautiful lagoons, mangrove forests and amazing white sandy beaches, along with breathtaking limestone cliffs.

Kuala Lumpur (413kms)- The capital city of Malaysia is full of cultural and modern attractions for the tourists.  Balance the beauty of Virgin Islands of Langkawi with the cosmopolitan city’s interesting places.

Kuah, Pantai Cenang, and Pantai Tengah are the best places to eat and explore variety of options. Vegetarian food is also available at a few places but the island of Langkawi is a blessing for seafood lovers.
If you’re visiting this calm and pristine island anytime around Christmas, in all probabilities, you’ll witness a vibrant island with food markets, cultural fests, exotic performances at the time. The island goes under electrifying transformation during Christmas.
Generally, a sleepy island, Langkawi bustles with energy during the festivities such as Eid and Christmas. Tourists party till late nights on the beaches and have fun.
Langkawi has some very interesting shopping malls such as Langkawi Parade, Fair shopping mall, Cenang mall and more. There are various street markets that give you the joy of Duty free shopping at literally steal away prices. The Padang madisarat area, is one of the most famous duty- free markets.
  • Langkawi Sky Bridge
  • Dataran Square
  • Langkawi cable car
  • Underworld world Langkawi
  • Gunung Raya
  • Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Park
  • Pulau Payar Marine Park
  • Langkawi Arts in Paradise 3D Museum
  • Taman Lagenda 
  • Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
Rayna boasts of the best tour options for Langkawi. We have specially designed exclusive packages that not only give you the best slice of the island beauty but also ensure that your comfort is never compromised. You can select excursions to various Langkawi attractions through our tailor made tours.
Although tourists visit the island of Langkawi throughout the year but the months from November till April is considered to be the best time to visit the city. Rayna arranges special tours during these months with the best of attractions and inclusions.

Best Selling Langkawi Tours

  • Island Hopping Tour
  • Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Eco Adventure Day Cruise
  • Langkawi Grand Tour

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