Langkawi isn’t the most infamous of tourist destinations but those who have heard of it, have heard of a place filled with unforgettable natural splendour. Referred to as the ‘Jewel of Kedah’, the main island of Langkawi along with her surrounding siblings are fast becoming a tourist destination that can even rival the Maldives. Accommodation at Langkawi is plentiful, with affordable options and more luxurious types such as The Datai Langkawi, an iconic resort Langkawi is known to house.
Arguably the biggest attraction Langkawi has to offer, is the infamous Kilim Karst GeoForest Park, alternatively referred to as the Kilim Nature Park. The park occupies about one hundred square kilometres and contains stunning lagoons, lush mangrove forests and pristine beaches.
A unique geological phenomena present throughout the park are the various limestone formations that peer out of the lush rainforest landscape, creating a surreal sight that is unique to this part of the world. Some of the particularly frequented sights and sites in the park include the Temple of Borobodur, the Elephant Stone, and the Hanging Gardens.
During migratory season, the park becomes a safe-haven for various bird-species, and a popular destination for budding bird-watchers. If you’d rather observe underwater creatures, there are various species that can be glimpsed through the park’s Fish-Farm such as Moray Eels, Mantis Prawns and Sting-Rays.
If you choose to embark on the complete tour of the park, it begins with a boat ride through the various rivers that act as pathways throughout the park. The ride would even take you through various cave formations, and eventually bring you face to face with the various wild-life contained within the park.
So if you’re seeking out an adventure like no other, be sure to consider the incredible island collective of Langkawi, and her infamous GeoForest Park.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+