Air Hangat Village
The Air Hangat Village (right) is built on four acres of land about 14 kilometers northwest of Kuah. This modern complex includes a 3-tier hot spring fountain, an 18 metre-long handcarved riverstone mural depicting the legends that enshroud this location and souvenir shops.
As the legend goes, two feuding families fought to keep their romantically involved son and daughter apart. On that fateful night, the two families hurled not just insults but jugs of gravy and hot water at each other. Suddenly, lighting bolts pierced the skies and the moment was forever frozen as the heads of both families were transformed into two peaks.
Today, the spot upon which the gravy landed is called Kuah (or gravy). And where the hot water splashed, hot springs emerged, the exact spot upon which this place was built.
Right: warm water from the hot springs bubbles up to this fountain-like structure at the Air Hangat Village.
Visitors can witness the making of local handicrafts and cultural performance or even indulge in an invigorating traditional foot massage.
Open Time: Open: 9:00am to 6:00pm (daily)
Admission: RM4.00 (adult) RM2.00 (child)
Cultural Show time: 3:15pm to 3:45pm (at the park)
8:00pm to 9:00pm (at the restaurant)
Tel: 04-959 1357
The Galeria Perdana at Kilim, about 11 km from Kuah, houses an impressive collection of over 2,500 state gifts and awards presented to the Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato' Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and his wife, YAB. Datin Seri Dr. Siti Hasmah bt. Mohd. Ali. The exhibits include fine crystal ware and gifts fashioned out of wood, leather, silver, copper, pewter, ceramics and glass. There are also musical instruments Islamic arts and crafts, and weapons. A part of the display includes various proto-type cars and 4-wheel drive vehicles.
The Galeria Perdana comprises of 2 double-storey buildings set within a beautifully landscaped garden. Photography is not allowed inside the gallery. Pictures of exhibits are available for sale at the souvenir shop.
Open: 10:00am to 5.00pm (daily); 9:00am to 6:00pm (Public/ School Holidays); 10:00am to 2:15p.m./ 3:00pm to 5:00pm (Friday)
Admission: RM3.00 (Adults) RM1.00 (Child).
Tel: 04-959 1498
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Tanjung Rhu lies the northern cape of Pulau Langkawi. Aptly named for its abundance of casuarinas, its enchanting beach affords magnificent views of nearby islands which can be reached at low tide on foot. An experience not to be missed.
A short journey by boat from Tanjung Rhu brings you to the doorstep of Gua Cherita (Cave of Legends). As its name implies, the cave is steeped in fabled tales of mystery and romance. On the walls of the cave can be seen ancient writing which has yet to be deciphered.