Pekan Kuah is a town and district capital of Langkawi, Kedah, and is the entry point for those coming by ferry from either the mainland or Penang Island. The town is centered on its jetty, which brings in flocks of tourists each year who come to enjoy the shopping and other attractions of Langkawi. Kuah is more well-known for its multitude of duty-free shopping complexes, this bustling capital of Langkawi Island does have its charms and features a few landmark attractions. The Westin Langkawi Resort and Spa is a luxury Langkawi Beach Resort which is a mix of restorative haven of peace, tranquility and luxury and elegance. The plush rooms are spacious and ultra-comfortable, which gives out par anomic views of the Andaman Sea and the lush gardens. Designed for the ultimate rest and relaxation, this unique hotels offer Malaysian and International cuisine which can be enjoyed in a romantic setting, under the stars or by the pristine poolside of the hotel.
Also known as Eagle Square, Dataran Lang is one of Langkawi’s best known manmade attractions, a large sculpture of an eagle poised to take flight. A sight that greets visitors to the island via ferry, the 12 meter-tall statue is one of the island’s most instantly recognizable monuments. Located at the southeast corner of Pulau Langkawi, besides offering beautiful views of Kuah Bay, Dataran Lang has beautiful miniature fountains, terraces and bridges, making it the ideal place for those postcard-perfect holiday photos. The highest peak in Langkawi, this mountain is believed to be the cursed form of a giant, known as Mat Raya, who once lived on the island. Covered with thick tropical rainforest, this untouched mountain has become a much-loved destination for the adventurous. Located beside the Kuah jetty, Lagenda Langkawi Dalam Taman is a beautifully landscaped folklore-themed park. Langkawi Crystal is now an extremely reputable crystal ware production company; that shuns the mass-production moulds of most major European producers. You can visit this factory and see how the individual crystal ware are produced and handcrafted to make it truly unique.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.