Day 4: Langkawi
A brief about the place: The Malay word for eagle is helang – which is shortened to “lang”. Kawi means the marbles and mountains… It was given the title of “Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah” in 2008 by Kedah’s Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah as part of his golden jubilee to impress on tourists that it was part of Kedah. Another reference states that the name is a combination of two Sanskrit words, “Langka” (beauty) and “Wi” (innumerable), which means ‘The Place of Immense Beauty’. True enough, this island was also once known as the ‘Land of Bliss’ dating back 2,000 years ago.
For Langkawi, we didn’t take the Costa Atlantica managed trip but went on our own. Our first stop was the cable car. The movie Don from Hindi film industry had been shot there. It is one of the famous attractions of Langkawi for its sheer height.
Tip 1: The journey from the pier to the hills takes around 45 mins and the queue is long. Go for the express queue at the cable cars.
Tip 2: Savour the beautiful Langkawi from the second viewing tower.
Some shots from there:
This is where I stop. Overall, it was one of the best experiences of my life as an individual and as a family man.
We have already started planning the next one.
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