Inspiration and Symbolism
Maha Tower, inspired by the Malay word “maha” meaning “the almighty,” stands as a symbol of confidence and courage. Its design pays tribute to the legendary Mahsuri, reflected in the bridal gown-like architecture and hibiscus motifs, a national symbol of Malaysia.
A Decade in the Making
The tower, which opened in December 2022, was a ten-year project marked by construction challenges and a pandemic lockdown. Despite these hurdles, it has emerged as a key highlight of Langkawi tourism.
Design and Nighttime Brilliance
Reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower yet deeply rooted in local culture, the tower showcases traditional architecture in a contemporary style. At night, it transforms into a luminous spectacle, resembling a silver tree with golden sunlight or a constellation of stars against the night sky.
Exploring the Levels of Maha Tower
From retail and dining options on the lower levels to the Sky Lounge & 360-Degree viewing deck on the 18th floor, the tower offers a range of experiences. The highlight is the 33rd floor’s Skydeck, featuring a unique glass floor walkway for a thrilling view of Langkawi.
Visitors have mixed feelings about the tower. While some praise the stunning views and the free snacks and beverages in the Sky Lounge, others find the admission price for foreign tourists to be on the higher side.
The Worth of Maha Tower
A Must-Visit Destination
Maha Tower is a significant addition to Langkawi’s attractions. Its unique architectural style, panoramic views, and cultural significance make it a noteworthy destination.
With the potential for further development and growth, especially in the surroundings, Maha Tower promises to be more than just an architectural wonder, contributing to the island’s allure as a tourist hotspot.
Opening times: Everyday 10 am – 10 pm
Address: Maha Tower, Persiaran Mahawangsa, Mukim Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman