Sights & Landmarks

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The history, stories, and legends of Langkawi are told through an impressive collection of sights and landmarks that provide a plethora of exciting and insightful things for visitors to fill their itineraries with.

The name Langkawi is derived from the Malay words meaning ‘helang’ and ‘kawi’, which mean eagle and marble respectively. Eagle Square in Kuah Town was built to commemorate this name, and as such, it is home to a 12-meter tall statue of a red backed eagle. As well as the statue, you will also discover beautiful ponds, fountains, footbridges, shops, and cafes in the square, and enjoy a stunning view of the bay with a mountainous backdrop.

However, one of the best vantage points to soak up the breathtaking sights is from Langkawi Sky Bridge, the world’s longest curved suspension bridge. Soak up unrivalled 360-degree views from the mountains to the shimmering ocean, dotted with idyllic islands.

Other worthwhile landmarks dig deeper into Langkawi’s rich cultural heritage. Learn about spirituality at Wat Koh Wanaram, a Buddhist temple. Visit the Oriental Village for a vibrant mix of shops, kiosks, wildlife, restaurants, and a fascinating art museum. Hire a segway for a faster way to zip around the village.