Feb 5, 2009

Tourism Attractions In Langkawi.

- Langkawi Cable Car.
  • Taking a cable car to top of the legendary mountain, Gunung Mat Cincang is a wow! must-do. It is probably one of the most exhilarating experiences you'd ever have.
  • Langkawi cable car is located on the southwest coast of the main island, just a 30 minute drive from Kuah town and only 15 minutes from Langkawi International Airport.
  • This cable car will bring you all the way up to 709 meters. The journey covers a total of 2.2 km at an incline of 42 degrees. The steep ascend and descent make your ride an exciting one! You'd see beaches and islands retreat into the distance.

- Kilim Mangrove & Nature Park.

The Tour
  • The best way is to take the sights here is to take the Kilim Nature Park Tour. You would picked up from your hotel and taken to the Sungai Kilim mangrove reserve where you would board a boat. These brackish mangroves protect the coastline from erosion and provide a suitable nursery for the teeming marine life within the Kilim estuary. Go for a closer look at the protruding adventitious roots of the Soneratia sp. and Rhizophora sp., two most commonly found mangrove species, and to view the shrimp and fish larvae scurrying in and out through the labyrinth of mangrove roots, seeking food as well as protection from predators.

  • One of the area's interesting attractions is Gua Kelawar or Bat Cave. Visitors have to disembark at a jetty and walk a short distance to the cave entrance. Gua Kelawar consists of two caves. The smaller western cave has a low roof (one to three metres) extending northeast by southwest. Ancient seashells can be seen stuck to the roof and walls, testimony that this was originally the sandy bottom of an ancient river. Studies have revealed that the sea level about 5,000 years ago was two metres higher that that of present day.
  • A wooden platform runs right through the cave, allowing visitors easy and safe access but a powerful torch is recommended if you want to view the cave's natural treasures which include breathtaking stalactites and stalagmites.

Eagle Feeding
  • Home of a growing number of eagles for the past 40 years, the river is partially protected from the strong wind blowing from the open sea by the islands of Pulau Anak Kilim and Pulau Tanggok and the coastal mangrove swamps Found in great numbers here, the eagles here include the white-bellied fish eagle, brahminy kite and the gigantic sea eagles. The actual feeding takes place near the river estuary, Sungai Banjar. The airborne predators hover over the tall mangrove trees, fix their eyes on the boat, wait silently and prepare to swoop in on the food. Boat operators leave small amounts of chicken gut on the water surface for the predatory birds. they turn up the boat engines as a signal to the birds, and almost on cue, flocks of carnivorous birds like white belly sea eagles and brahminy kites swoop down from the cliffs. They take turns to snatch the food with amazing agility. With wingspans of over a metre they are indeed a majestic sight.
  • For the best time to watch eagle feeding, avoid the last quarter of the year until March as breeding and nesting occur during that period. The eagle population in Kilim has grown over the years. Initially there were an estimated 15 pairs some 30 years ago and has since grown to number over 400. These wild predators have grown used to humans and boats and are not easily frightened by the sounds of engines and humans.


  1. Wow... must be amazing to see this eagle in its flying grace...

  2. I'm going to photograph this eagle feeding.


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