Dataran Lang, a 12-foot sculpture of an eagle with its wings spread and ready to launch itself into the skies, is one of the most popular attractions in Langkawi. However, the eagle is not the only attraction to enjoy; Dataran Lang watches over some stunning fountains and fairy-tale bridges, giving plenty of opportunity to take some superb photographs. If you prefer adrenaline-filled activities, catch a ride on the Langkawi Cable Car and be rewarded with breath-taking views of the dense rainforests, sapphire seas and the other islands in the archipelago.
If you are travelling to Langkawi with children, then be sure to set aside some time for a visit to Underwater World Langkawi. Here, visitors can walk through the underwater tunnel and enjoy superb views of some of the sea’s fiercest predators and beautiful fish or explore the colourful spectacle of a range of exotic birds. If the idea of being under so much seawater does not 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 depicting a host of heroes, villains and monsters from Langkawi myth and legend.