|Langkawi Attractions | Eagle Square & Jetty Point|
Top Langkawi AttractionsIn the past before airport came into picture, every visitor that landed on this legendary island for the best of Langkawi attractions had to board boat from either Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis and arrived at Kuah Ferry Terminal. Recent upgrading of this premise brought up Jetty Point that serves as a shopping complex as well as a ferry terminal for all the sea bound entry and exit.
Jetty Point, a two story duty free shopping mall and air conditioned, features jewelery, eye wear, watches, footwear, cameras, apparels, chocolates and souvenir/gift retailers. Besides shopping, chain restaurants such as KFC, Baskin Robbins, Kenny Roger and Starbucks also made their homes here. For budget travelers, food is relatively inexpensive (standard price, no mark-up) especially if you walk into any of the chain restaurants. Parking space is ample gives it a convenience plus. Bus, taxi and car rentals service are also available.
If you enter into Langkawi by sea without dragging many luggage, consider visiting Eagle Square or fondly known as 'Dataran Lang' by the locals. Lang is a short named of 'Helang' at which means Eagle. Built on concrete stilts, surrounded by water, only bridges take one into this park that sits adjacent to Jetty Point. Iconic to some people, the Eagle Square is a must snap of Langkawi attractions for kids to make it a fond memory that last a lifetime.
Made-made, this giant eagle is designed with its wings flapping up, overlooking the sea as if it is ready to conquer the sky. In order to get the best shot from front view, bring along a wide angle lens and the photographer has to stand at the furthest V-point on Eagle Square platform. Alternatively, take a stroll at the waterfront near the ferry terminal and you may get a good shot for side view. The best time to visit in the evening if you wish to stay a bit longer. An open place, without much shade so if you arrive on a sizzling hot afternoon, bring a hat or rub on some sun block.
No doubt today Langkawi International Airport serves as one of the most preferred options for tourists to get into Langkawi, getting to Eagle Square is still a breeze. Renting a car is a good option for Langkawi sightseeing whether you're putting up in the beach chalets, Langkawi hotels or amidst the mountainous inland resorts. All you need is a gut (and maybe a map/GPS ), expect the unexpected and enjoy the surprises!!
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