Dataran Lang (Eagle Square)
The name Langkawi is believed to have originated from the word “Lang”, an abbreviation of “Helang” which means eagle, and “Kawi” which means marble in Sanskrit. Eagles are found in abundance around the islands in the archipelago and Dataran Lang is a tribute to this majestic symbol of Langkawi. The centerpiece of Dataran Lang is a statue of the beloved Red Eagle that stands 12 meters tall. Around the square you will also find fountains, terraces and bridges, and surrounded by numerous restaurants and duty-free stores. Visitors come to this square to take pictures of this unique statue and the jetty makes it a popular spot for watching boats and ferries navigating the waters.
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Location: Kuah Jetty
Phone: + 604 966 7789
Underwater World Langkawi
Located right on the beach town of Pantai Cenang, Underwater World Langkawi is Malaysia’s largest aquarium and it houses more than 500 different species of sea creatures. The different marine life includes rockhopper penguins, giant rays, sharks, harbour seals, and even the massive Amazonian Arapaima – the largest freshwater fish in the world. The Arapaima is visible right upon entering the six-acre aquarium.
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The aquarium is split into three sections; Tropical Rainforest, Temperate, and Sub-Antarctic. The Sub-Antarctic section is a favourite among visitors as they house rockhopper and black-footed penguins. A 15-meter long underwater glass tunnel allows visitors to view and observe closely the hundreds of different types of marine life that cohabit the 6-million liter water aquarium. From inside the tunnel, you can get a close-up look of sharks, giant sting rays and green turtles.
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Underwater World Langkawi is also right next-door to the Zon Shopping Paradise, Langkawi’s main duty-free shopping center.
Location: Zon Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang
Phone: + 604 955 6100
Langkawi Wildlife Park and Bird Paradise
Langkawi Wildlife Park and Bird Paradise is the first fully-covered wildlife park in Asia and is spread over a 5-acre piece of lang. It is home to over 2,500 exotic birds belonging to 150 different species. Visitors can get a close-up view and even interact with the animals here which includes parakeets, owls, ducks, canaries, toucans, hornbills, eagles and flamingos. The birds are free to roam and interact with visitors. The park also has public feeding sessions for crocodiles, raccoons, hornbills and pelicans. The park is great for family-fun and animal lovers.
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Location: Lot 1485, Jalan Ayer Hangat, Kampung Belanga Pecah
Phone: + 604 966 5855