|10 Things To Do In Langkawi Oriental Village|
Langkawi Oriental VillageSynonymous with a modern civilization amidst of green jungle, this is the best description of Langkawi Oriental Village. Trust me, it has nothing to do with cultural neither a heritage village nor even anything close. And there is no admission fee charged to get into this contemporary sanctuary. Having that said, this little gem serves as the gateway to Langkawi Cable Car, taking one to the famous Mt Machinchang Trail at which is accredited in the list of UNESCO Geopark.
Langkawi Cable Car
Most visitors arrive at Langkawi Oriental Village to experience the thrilling ride on gondola, racing over the pounding heart for the breathtaking panoramic view on north-west quadrant of this legendary island. Middle Station and Top Station are designed with open viewing decks, allowing visitors to alight and get up close to the birthplace of this region. Promise you adrenalin pumping, do not miss the world's longest curved suspension bridge at Top Station. For more information, click here.
Camping in Geopark
If you're thinking of putting up tents amid the lush greenery yet accessible to amenities, Langkawi Oriental Village is the place to consider camping with your bigger kids. Cultivating love for the universe in the most basic atmosphere, it is absolutely a memorable moment for concrete jungle children these days. Fix a date quick (school holiday is a peak season) and make your reservation with Langkawi Geopark Hotel to avoid disappointment.
Langkawi Elephant Adventures
Not many believe it, but this is real stuff. You do not have to visit Thailand for an elephant ride. Natives in the country, the Malaysian style elephant adventure at Langkawi Oriental Village features riders sitting in a basket at which is placed on this massive mammal. Whether it is only a fun ride, a jungle or perhaps a river adventure, nothing beats the real experience!
Langkawi Outdoor Adventures
From ATVs, SEGWAY Guided Tours or Motor-cross Trails, these are the best options for nature buffs to explore the secondary forest and the foothill of Mt Machinchang in fashion. Rentals from 15 minutes to hours are available.
Be surprised and greet the first tiger in Langkawi tiger at the Tiger! Tiger! Gallery & Exhibit. A private initiative to create awareness and plight for Malayan Tigers, the highlight here is Zanah - a tigress, aside from a collection of artworks featuring masterpieces by Langkawi-based artist - Oli Khalid and admission is free. To find out more out about Langkawi Georpark, drop by the Information Center or UKM Research Center.
Spa & Nail Salon
To rest and relax, opt for Fish Spa therapy at Anjung Spa. Or more options to feel good, check out their manicure and pedicure service.
Petting Zoo, Fish Feeding & Rabbit Farm Langkawi
With mom and dad had what they want, the children get their turn to pamper bunnies and deers or feeding the fish. Steps away from one another not too far from the ticketing counter of Langkawi Cable Car base station, a small fee is charged for these activities.
With a total 6 bridges crossing the lake and river within this contemporary 'village', this is one of the best kept secret of Langkawi Oriental Village. Designed uniquely, each of them captures your attention whether it is the colors, materials, shapes or sizes. If you take a bunch of kids there, it would be fun to see how they locate all of these bridges! (Hint: site map )
Eating & Food
To fuel up your energy, it is not a bad idea to try out the food here. For a decent eatery, check out the local delicacies at Dropstone Cafe. They serve pretty good Mamak style fried noodle, chicken rice and kampung (village) style fried rice. Read more about their food review here. For more luxury options, Mizumi Restaurant offers Japanese while Oriental Cafe by the lakeside features a mixed of everything from the globe. If you're on shoes string budget, explore the vendors at Langkawi Oriental Village food court for more of Malaysian variety.
The last in this list, but not in yours. If souvenirs and handmade crafts are what you're looking for your Langkawi trip, consider poking your head into the retail shops. From apparel, gifts to chocolate and liquor, there are two dozens outlets for visitors to find the best bargain. Some may not aware that Langkawi is a duty free zone hence there is no better place in Peninsular Malaysia that offers such a low price particularly for branded crockery, beers and chocolates.
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