Langkawi Island Tours, Vacation Packages & Travel Experiences
If looking for a special beach stay, on Malaysia vacations, officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi Island is an archipelago, comprising of 99 islands (with and extra 5 islands being revealed during low tide), situated in the Andaman Sea. Located in the state of Kedah, which is adjacent to the Thai border, Langkawi Island is located 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia, separated by the Straits of Malacca.
A total land mass of 47,848 hectares, the main island of Langkawi (or Pulau Langkawi) itself measures 32,000 hectares, spanning 25 kms north to south and a few more kms east to west. While two thirds of the island is dominated by forest-covered mountains, hills, and natural vegetation, its coastal areas consist of flat, alluvial plains, accented by limestone ridges.
Pulau Langkawi is one out of the only four islands of all 99 to be inhabited, with the other three being Pulau Tuba, Pulau Rebak, and Pulau Dayang Bunting. 90% of the population is Malay, with the remaining ethnic groups being Chinese, Thai, and Indian.
Langkawi Island features two island areas. The Southern Islands, with a high tourist population, features white sand beaches, watersports, bars, and restaurants, while the islands to the northeast are more secluded.
The Langkawi Cable Car takes visitors on a Malaysia tour up to the peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang, where the Langkawi Sky Bridge is located.
In 2007, Langkawi Island was given World Geopark status by UNESCO, as demonstrated by its lush vegetation, and exotic flora and fauna.
Malaysia Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Malaysia vacations.
Learn about the history and culture of Malaysia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Malaysia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Malaysia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Malaysia tours today!
Extend Your Trip
After your Malaysia tour, consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packages, India tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.
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