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Guide to Langkawi for Families

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Langkawi is known for its legends and myths, and the archipelago of 99 islands offers innumerable activities for all ages. Langkawi’s charm is all in exploring its nature - land and water alike - and can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages.

Good for
  • Family
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker

8 Places

5 City Tips

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8 Places

Underwater World Langkawi

Aquariums

Langkawi Wildlife Park

Zoos

Lake of the Pregnant Maiden

Bodies of Water

Rice Museum

Speciality Museums

Langkawi Dragon Fruit Farm

Farms

Buffalo Park, Langkawi

Farms

Dev's Adventure Tours

Boat Tours, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Eco Tours, Kayaking & Canoeing, Sightseeing Tours

Kilim Karst Geoforest Park

Forests, Parks

CaptainEva's City Tips

  • The locals are very welcoming, and Langkawi is a kid-friendly place.
  • Most hotels have good facilities for kids of all ages, and some even have kids' clubs.
  • Please do not feed the wild animals.
  • If you are around monkeys, make sure your children aren't carrying anything in their hands. They can get quite aggressive if you have something they want; particularly food!
  • The black monkeys are beautiful but shy. You have the best chances of seeing them near Berjaya, Datai, or Andaman, or on Gunung Raya mountain.
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    Underwater World Langkawi
    Aquariums
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    CaptainEva Says:

    Underwater World is rather small but worth a visit, especially on a rainy day. I have never seen creatures anything like the sea horses here — 20cm long and camouflaged, they are a natural wonder in themselves. The penguins are always fun for the kids, too!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Check the website for up-to-date opening hours, entrance fees, and feeding hours for the penguins.
    • The tour takes about one hour.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 91 things to do in Langkawi
    • Nice one 22/05/2017
    • Amazing underwater life And awesome penguin park it's really wonderful. Must visit I place . Very convenient to reach th 21/05/2017
    • Underwater World Langkawi
    Address:
    Jalan Pantai Cenang
    Jalan Pantai Chenang
    Langkawi 07000
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 6049556100
    Price range:
    US$3 - US$3
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    Langkawi Wildlife Park
    Zoos
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    CaptainEva Says:

    As the island is small, don’t expect to find a big modern zoo here, but this Wildlife Park is worth a visit nonetheless. Conditions have been improved recently for the animals, meaning that many now roam free, and you can even touch some of them. As this used to be a bird park, the collection of tropical birds is truly impressive too. The parrots love to sit on your shoulder and get photographed!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There is a little cafeteria in the park and I highly recommend drinking fresh coconut water here!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 91 things to do in Langkawi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Kids will love it 22/05/2017
    • A good place of visit for children 22/05/2017
    • Langkawi Wildlife Park
    Address:
    Lot 1485 Jalan Ayer Hangat
    Langkawi 07000
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 4-966 5855
    Price range:
    US$1 - US$1
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:30 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Lake of the Pregnant Maiden
    Bodies of Water
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    CaptainEva Says:

    This lake is famous both for its natural beauty and for the myth surrounding it. For generations, locals have been telling the tale of women coming here hoping to conceive a long-desired child — and I've actually heard some amazing success stories! The lake is nestled in the mountains and it's really beautiful. You can go on a shared boat tour or charter a longboat for a comprehensive tour, or simply rent a paddle boat for a shorter tour around the lake.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you swim in the lake, definitely wear life jackets — especially the kids. You can rent these in the little shop.
    • The walk to the lake takes some 15 minutes, going up and down through the jungle, which requires a certain level of fitness. Flip-flops will do, but trainers are better.
    • If you charter the boat, bring a picnic and stop on one of the beaches in the south of Dayang Bunting.
    • I recommend going before 9am or after 5pm.
    • If you can afford it, charter a longboat to avoid the crowds and feel like Robinson Crusoe! You can combine this tour with a beautiful tour around Dayang Bunting and Pulau Tuba.
    • If you are a budget traveler, opt for the shared tour.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Pulau Dayang
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Garbage dump 05/04/2017
    • Dirty and crowded 03/02/2017
    Other:
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    Rice Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    CaptainEva Says:

    This rice museum is worth a visit. The staff take you around and explain the process of planting and harvesting rice.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • It is located opposite of Meritus Pelangi Spa Resort. Opening Hours: 8:00am - 5.00pm & 8:00am - 6.00pm (Public holiday)
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 91 things to do in Langkawi
    • Good introduction into rice growing culture. 27/04/2017
    • Perhaps not the most exiting museum 19/04/2017
    • Rice Museum
    Address:
    Lebuhraya Langkawi
    Langkawi 07000
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 4-955 4312
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    Langkawi Dragon Fruit Farm
    Farms
    CaptainEva Says:

    At Langkawi Dragon Fruit Farm, kids of all ages will enjoy the ride around the 80-acre site in a little open top bus. The bus stops at the trees that carry fruit so that you can try them, and the guide explains the nutritional and medicinal value.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #43 of 91 things to do in Langkawi
    • Super! 19/04/2017
    • Amazing place for tasty fruits 15/04/2017
    • Langkawi Dragon Fruit Farm
    Address:
    Lebuhraya Langkawi
    Langkawi 07000
    Malaysia
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    Buffalo Park, Langkawi
    Farms
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    CaptainEva Says:

    This park is home to over 100 murrah and swamp buffaloes, which are mainly used for milk production. The milk is then processed to make yogurt, ice cream, and flavored milk. Even if the thought of going inside the park isn't appealing, you can sample the delicious products - such as buffalo icecream - at the shop, and leave the buffalo riding, anok riding, cart riding, and photography for other visitors.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There are 2 buffalo farms, one government-owned and the other private — I recommend the private one.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #53 of 91 things to do in Langkawi
    • Nothing much to see but was fun to feed buffalos 21/04/2017
    • LOCAL PRODUCT WITH INTERNATIONAL TASTE 26/03/2017
    • Buffalo Park, Langkawi
    Address:
    Jalan Nyior
    Kampung Nyior Cabang
    Langkawi 07100
    Malaysia
    Other:
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    Dev's Adventure Tours
    Boat Tours, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Eco Tours, Kayaking & Canoeing, Sightseeing Tours
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    CaptainEva Says:

    This guided tour is a good way to learn about the environment and surroundings of Langkawi at a good rate. The guides are professional, and they will surprise you with the information they share about trees, herbs, and animals!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Be careful around the monkeys.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 53 Tours in Langkawi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Gorgeous scenery, fun exercise and so informative! 20/05/2017
    • Great day 17/05/2017
    • Dev's Adventure Tours
    Phone:
    +60 19-494 9193
    Price range:
    US$9 - US$9
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Kilim Karst Geoforest Park
    Forests, Parks
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    CaptainEva Says:

    Millions of years ago this was a giant cave. Now it is a big lake surrounded by steep limestone cliffs, and it's one of the most beautiful spots on the planet. It depends on your children's ages, but the best way to explore the area is by kayak! Only then can you explore the amazing mangrove rivers, where the motorized boats can’t go, and you will certainly see more wildlife from a boat with no engine.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you come here by car, park at Kilim Jetty.
    • Check out Lagenda Park in Kuah, and Eagle Square.
    • A guided tour is worth it — check out providers like Dev’s Adventure or Junglewalla.
    • The movie "Anna and the King" with Jodie Foster was filmed on Langkawi, and one of the boat scenes was shot here in Kilim!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Kuah
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A boat ride through the river along the mangrove forest and and Kilim Geoforest 22/05/2017
    • first speed boat ride! 22/05/2017
    • Kilim Karst Geoforest Park
    Phone:
    +60 17-200 8966
    Other:
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