Pulau Payar Marine park Langkawi – Experience Astounding Tropical Beauty

Langkawi, also known as the Jewel of Kedah, is definitely one of the most beautiful tropical landscapes in the world, and consists of 104 islands situated off the North-West of Malaysia.

 

Background to Pulau Payar Marine Park

The park actually consists of four islands, which are Payar, Lembu, Kaca, and Segantang. These islands are renowned for their biodiversity, and were eventually integrated to form a unified marine sanctuary. Payar is the largest of the islands, and contains the Marine Park Centre.

Aquatic Activities

If you’re into snorkelling or scuba diving then there’s no better place in Langkawi to indulge in these activities. The best dive/snorkel site of the park is Coral Garden but unfortunately that area is currently closed to the public in order to preserve the coral.

Hiking Trails

If you do not wish to get yourself wet then the best thing for you to do would be to tackle one of the many hiking trails that are available throughout the park. This is a great way to explore the beautiful sights that the islands have to offer on the surface.

Getting to the Park

The park can easily be accessed by boat or catamaran, so if you’re residing in many of the hotels Langkawi has to offer such as Berjaya Langkawi Resort, you won’t have any trouble getting to the park.

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The Magnificent Geopark in Langkawi – The Breath-Taking Langkawi Geopark

Langkawi sky bridge

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Langkawi is an archipelago that features more than a hundred different islands. The main island, also named Langkawi, was given the status of ‘World Geopark’ by UNESCO. The status of geopark is misinterpreted by many, but the title is only given to a place of scientific importance in regards to archaeological, scientific, ecological and cultural reasons as well. These islands have become a renowned tourism destination and there is an incredible amount of eco-friendly things to do in Langkawi as well as a range of hotels and resorts to choose from such as the Berjaya Langkawi Resort.

One of the best points that garnered Langkawi’s reputation as a geopark are the various rock formations that are to be seen. These formations are in turn surrounded by dense jungle, which hasn’t changed much in more than a million years. An immense load of the flora found in the geopark is exclusive to Langkawi. The Mangrove Rivers that snake through the Langkawi landscape contain an abundance of exotic life, ranging from aquatic creatures to various species of birds.

The MachinChang Mountains are one of the most notable aspects about the geopark. These rock formations are ancient, and were formed more than five-hundred-million years ago. This mountain range was the very first section of what is now South East Asia, to rise from under the oceans. The oldest section of this formation is Teluk Datai.

The Dayang Bunting Geopark is the second largest island of the entire chain. The island is famous for a massive lake that is situated in the heart of the dense forest. The lake was the result of a colossal limestone cave that collapsed. The lake is regarded as a spiritual place due the legend associated with it, where a divine maiden buried her dead child here and blessed the lake with fertility.

If you’re looking for a breath-taking voyage into nature, then Langkawi is a definitely a place worth thinking about.

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Adventure in Langkawi Island -An adventure lover’s paradise!

Langkawi Islands

Langkawi Islands | Image Courtesy : Lankawi

Langkawi Island is one of the most popular islands in Malaysia bordered by golden sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, lush rainforests and unspoiled waterfalls. Langkawi is known to cater to laid back travellers and to the adventurous type. Berjaya Langkawi Resort is situated amidst the dense rainforest with a few steps away from the breath-taking beach, and rooms at Berjaya Langkawi Resort, Malaysia features views of the rainforest and the sea. Adventures range from jet skiing, parasailing, snorkelling, diving, kayaking and horseback riding.

Setting off on a high speed Jet Ski is probably one of the most exciting things that Langkawi has to offer. Jet Ski tours allow its rider to explore around the island, its marine life and caves while also discovering some secluded beaches. Some tours also include snorkelling in the warm waters of the Andaman Sea. The Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 125 meter long walkway that stands 660 meters above sea level. Ideal for panoramic views of the island, travellers are treated to beautiful mountainous landscapes that dominate much of the island.
Adventurers who wish to see the Island from a bird’s view point would love the idea of parasailing. Launched from a boat, the flight will usually last about 10 minutes, giving you ample time to view the magnificent beauty of the Island below. Ensure the parasailing company has the required certificates and licenses in order to ensure your parasailing experience is safe and fun!
An adventure park called Skytrex Adventure features a variety of activities that allows you to climb, swing, crawl or glide through the jungle.
A sunset cruise makes the perfect ending for your adventure filled day in Langkawi Island. Indulge yourself in a cruise along the Andaman Sea while you sip on a cool beverage or have dinner aboard a boat, while the horizon stretches ahead of you giving you the perfect sunset view.

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