Underwater World Langkawi
The Underwater World Langkawi, a marine showcase featuring both fresh and salt water fish and other forms of marine life, is a must-see attraction. Located at Pantai Cenang, a popular beach on the island, this aquarium features more than 5,000 types of marine life, exhibited in more than 100 tanks of different sizes.
The highlight is a giant tank housing large marine species such as sharks, stingrays, groupers and green turtles, with a 15-metre tunnel for visitors to walk through and enjoy a spectacular view of the exhibits. Underwater gardens of weeds and sea plants together with exotic fishes and exhibits or fossils and shells add to the range of interesting sights.
Open: 10:00am to 6:00pm (daily)
Admission: RM15.00 (adult) RM10.00 (child)
Tel: 04-955 6100
Laman Padi Langkawi
Laman Padi Langkawi's latest attraction and one that should not be missed for agro-tourism lovers. Located at Pantai Cenang, in the vicinity of the island's popular beach resorts and just two minutes from the airport, Taman Padi Langkawi showcases the history, heritage and development of the nation's rice growing industry.
Among the attractions here is a rice museum. displaying artifacts, charts and photographs showing the significance of padi cultivation to the country. Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a bird's eye view of the fields from a roof-top garden.
For the uninitiated, try your hand at padi planting using both traditional as well as modern methods of cultivation. There is also a restaurant offering popular traditional Malay recipes and local delicacies which are prepared using rice as the main ingredient.
Open: 10:00am to 6:00pm (daily)
Admission: RM2.00 (adult), Free (below 12 year old)
Tel: 04-955 4312
Mahsuri International Exhibition Center
Located along Pantai Chenang and not to far from Delima Resort, This exhibition centre was erected in honour of Mahsuri, a fair maiden who was unjustly accused of adultry.
Atam Alan, Langkawi's original Art Village in Padand Mat Sirat was made possible by a young couple set out to realize a long-time dream. Aza Osman, an oil painter and Roshadah Yusof, a batik artist, have created a wonderful heaven of art and culture, showcasing the creative energy of a generation.
Atma Alam welcomes the individual and group to parttake in the village atmosphere and choose from a wide selection of regional mementos. Original oil and batik paintings are on sale and can be specially requested.
Open: 9:00am to 10:00pm (daily)
Tel: 04-955 2615
Beras Terbakar (Burn Rice)
Kampong Raja at Padang Mat Sirat was the ancient capital of Langkawi. During the heyday of Langkawi the island's rice granary was located there. During the Siamese invasion of Langkawi in 1821 the Chieftain of Langkawi, Dato' Karma Jaya, ordered the granary to be burnt in order to starve the enemy.
Remnants of the burnt rice could still be seen today at the very spot of the burnt granary which is known as Beras Terbakar. The burnt rice is said to have been buried a few metres below ground but often appears on th surface after a rainy day.
Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah
Idyllic beaches such as Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengahoffer carefree sun-filled days and quiet evening strolls. First-class accommodation in modern hotels or captivating chalets is available.
A wide range of exciting water-sports provides fun and thrills for the energetic. Restaurant outlets in the hotels and outdoors serve a variety of appetizing cuisine.