Very first Geopark in All of Southeast Asia
A decade ago UNESCO declared the whole island of Langkawi as a World Geopark due to the fact that its “a territory encompassing one or more sites of scientific importance, not only for geological reasons but also by virtue of its archaeological, ecological or cultural value.” So what that basically means is that there are some super cool rock formations in Langkawi.
Legend & Astounding History
Some of the biggest attractions of the Geopark include the Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforestpark, the 400-million-year-old Machinchang mountain ranges which features karst limestone formations; and the Lake of the Pregnant Maiden. The latter gets its name from a legend that tells the story of a beautiful maiden of the heavens who fell in love with a mortal prince and had a stillborn child. Heartbroken, the lovers buried their child where the lake now stands and blessed the waters to have the power of fertility.
Amazing Geological Value
The Datai Bay at the Langkawi World Geopark has an amazing diversity of rocks, landform and structural; contributing to the high geological value of the park. This diversity is said to be the result of the immense record of environmental change during the 550million-year old period of sediment deposition.
The spectacular landscape of the Langkawi World Geopark gives nature enthusiasts the perfect opportunity to gain a significant insight into geological history. There many tours offered to take travellers to the park, but best to check with a hotel such as Berjaya Langkawi Resort as then you can settle down for a great package.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+