You can’t really miss Dataran Lang, a 12-foot sculpture of an eagle, wings spread and ready to launch itself into the skies. However, there’s more than the eagle to enjoy; Dataran Lang watches over some stunning fountains and fairy-tale bridges, giving plenty of opportunity to take some superb photographs. However, if you’d prefer something with a little more adrenaline involved, catch a ride on the Langkawi Cable Car and be rewarded with stupendous views of the dense rainforests, sapphire seas and the other islands in the archipelago.
If you’re travelling to Langkawi with children then be sure to set aside some time for a visit to Underwater World Langkawi. Here, visitors can enjoy the colourful spectacle of a range of exotic birds or walk through the underwater tunnel and get superb views of some of the sea’s fiercest predators and beautiful fish. However, if the idea of being under so much seawater doesn’t appeal, then the Langkawi Bird Paradise offers the chance to see birds such as flamingos, toucans and canaries in stunning surroundings.
To incorporate some local folklore into a great family day out, your trip to Langkawi ought to take in a visit to Taman Lagenda Langkawi. This is a beautiful park, populated with sculptures featuring the heroes, villains and monsters from Langkawi myth and legend.