It is not very often we come across a place whose beauty is so paramount that they are given an official title such as ‘The Jewel of Kedah’, but such is the case of the archipelago of Langkawi, which lies off the north-western shores of Malaysia, and is considered one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world and whose pristine and conserved natural expanses garnered her UNESCO World Geopark status. There is however, a particularly special kind of park that Langkawi is famous for, and that is Underwater World Langkawi.
For international visitors, there are plenty of accommodation options to choose from in Langkawi, ranging from the budget-friendly to the exotic and luxurious Langkawi Resorts that are famous for providing extravagance within serenity, such as the Berjaya Langkawi Resort.
Langkawi’s infamous underwater park has garnered both critical and commercial acclaim, having been awarded the prestigious Malaysia Tourism Award for Best Man-Made Tourist Attraction. While a visit to the park is definitely going to blow your mind, it will also leave you more aware and knowledgeable about the nature of various aquatic creatures, and the importance of their conservation. This knowledge is shared through the utilization of a massive fifteen meter walk-through tunnel which consists of half a million litres of water. This is where the largest of the sea-creatures within the park are housed. There are other smaller yet equally notable sections dedicated to categories such as freshwater-fish, sea-shells and reptiles, with a separate section specializing in coral reefs.
Langkawi’s thirty-five thousand square-foot aquarium is as breath-taking in its presentation as well as expertise, and is sure to thrill any visitor who happens to enter its threshold, and given its close proximity to a shopping centre as well as the iconic Neptune Café, visitors are exposed to a one-stop destination comprising, shopping, cuisine, entertainment and awareness.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.