Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls

Located at Mount Mat Cinchang, Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls is deemed Langkawi’s most beautiful natural attraction. The name Telaga Tujuh means “seven wells” due to the seven naturally formed wells fed by seven different waterfalls. The beauty of Telaga Tujuh even has a supernatural mystique about it.

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Believed to be the home of 7 fairies that bathe in each of the 7 pools, the story goes that a prince that once lived near the waterfalls was extremely enchanted by one of the fairies that he tried to make her his wife, however until today, has been unsuccessful in doing so. The water that flows down the waterfalls is also believed to be able to cure numerous problems.

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The total vertical length of the waterfalls is roughly around 91 meters from the bottom pool to the top of the waterfall. Nature lovers can make the hike up to the pools near the top, a fairly steep trek which takes around 45 minutes. Hikers will not only be able to discover the unique flora of Mount Cinchang but will likely come across many macaques, hornbills, and giant squirrels along the way.

Location: Gunung Mat Cinchang, 1km away from Oriental Village
Coordinates: 99.67402, 6.3778
Phone: + 604 966 7789

Pulau Dayang Bunting

One of the more popular stops for those that go on the island hopping tours, Pulau Dayang Bunting is a must-visit island with a deep history of love and magic.

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Pulau Dayang Bunting is the second largest island after the main island of Langkawi and is about 17.6 kilometers away or 15 minutes by boat from the Kuah Jetty in Langkawi. Situated in the middle of the island, about 1km trek from the beach, is Tasik Dayang Bunting, a fresh-water lake about the size of 3 football fields. There is a netted area where visitors can swim. Life-vests are provided for those who are not confident in swimming unassisted. The water, however, is dark and is about 10m deep.

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The mystical story of Pulau Dayang Bunting is one of love and romance. Mambang Sari, a female genie, and Mat Teja, a male genie, used to rendezvous at the scenic spots around Pulau Dayang Bunting to celebrate and bask in their love for each other. Mambang Sari became pregnant and gave birth to their child that unfortunately died just 7 days later. The story goes, because of their misfortune, Mambang Sari blessed Tasik Dayang Bunting and bestowed on it the power to help barren women get pregnant. Pulau Dayang Bunting is also thought to be her final resting place as if you look at the island from the sea, it is shaped like a pregnant woman laying on her back.