Langkawi is a beautiful archipelago of islands, situated close to the beautiful coast of mainland Malaysia. There are hundreds of things to do and places to see for any person lucky enough to travel in this beautiful collection of islands. All family members will find something that they can enjoy in Langkawi, whether it is appreciating the island’s fantastic and beautiful diving opportunities in the turquoise waters, lazing around on the white, powdery sands of the sea shore or making the most of the duty free shopping. Langkawi is a beautiful collection of islands that is almost guaranteed to play an unforgettable role in making any trip to Malaysia even more beautiful.
Of course, Langkawi offers more than pristine beaches, turquoise waters and amazing shopping; the archipelago also has a rich history. The islands of Langkawi are filled with historical monuments, known as ‘Traditional Houses,’ which offer anyone and everyone a glimpse into the daily life of a citizen who lived here hundreds of years ago. Most of these houses are very well kept, with only the sanitary facilities and pools being changed. All the original décor still stand proud in these beautiful Traditional Houses and to truly appreciate the history and culture of the archipelago that is Langkawi, a trip to these beautiful and fascinating Traditional Houses are not to be missed.
Most of these monuments now serve as bungalows, where tourists can stay and appreciate the lifestyle of locals who lived in these homes hundreds of years ago. Majority of the owners of these traditional houses have done renovations, adding facilities like western toilets, hot and cold showers, swimming pools and much more, all making your stay at a traditional house much more enjoyable. Although most of them allow you to cook for yourself, living and eating out in Langkawi is inexpensive, yet offers hundreds of choices of delectable cuisine, which helps you to truly appreciate the culture. Staying at a Traditional House in the area is a more rustic way to enjoy this beautiful collection of islands, which is just as enjoyable. Most also have beach access, which allows you to roam and appreciate the more secluded beaches of the destination.
While staying at a traditional house in Langkawi is enjoyable, if you want to pamper yourself and unwind in the area, a 5 star hotel in Langkawi is ideal. ALangkawi beach resort offers everything you may need while in the place, with luxurious accommodation and incredible beach access. However none quite compare to the The Westin Langlawi Resort & Spa which is superior to all competition with its 5 star accommodation, friendly staff, extravagant dining and anything you could want from a hotel.
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