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What to choose for a holiday: Langkawi or Penang

Pantai Chenang Beach

We have already considered in detail on the pages of our planet information about the islands of Penang and Langkawi. Both islands are among the most popular resorts in Malaysia, primarily due to their accessibility. And so the question of which of the two islands to choose for a holiday arises for most tourists planning a vacation in Malaysia on a ticket. If you do not have time to read detailed information about each of the islands to decide on a choice, we offer you a brief overview and comparison of these resorts...read more...

Which beach to choose in Langkawi: Pantai Chenang or Pantai Tengah

Pantai Tengah Beach

Langkawi does not have many developed tourist areas and beaches, or rather only two: Pantai Cenang (Pantai Cenang) and Pantai Tengah (Pantai Tengah). Only here there are many inexpensive budget hotels, you can rent a house or a room for a long time. Only here there is at least some fun, and there is where to sit or where to go in the evening outside the hotel. That is why most tourists, especially with a limited budget, are faced with the question of which of these beaches to choose for recreation. Let's try to help you with this...read more...

Langkawi Airport

Langkawi Airport

Langkawi is home to Langkawi International Airport. It is the main gateway for tourists to the island. Despite the fact that you can also get to Langkawi by ferry from the island. Penang, two marinas on the mainland, and with Satun and Lipe island in Thailand, most tourists prefer to stay on the island by plane. Moreover, this is true for economical travelers who prefer to move at the lowest cost. For example, a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi can be made for only $ 20, which is comparable to moving by bus+ferry...read more...

Langkawi ferries and marinas

Penang-Langkawi Ferry

The island of Langkawi can be reached by ferries from mainland Malaysia from the cities of Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis, from Penang Island, as well as from Thailand from the city of Satun (Satun) on the mainland, and the island of Koh Lipe. The ferry cost is acceptable (see cost on different routes below), but almost indistinguishable from an airplane. For example, the ferry Penang-Langkawi costs 60 ringgit, while on the plane of the budget airline AirAsia, when buying tickets in advance, it will cost 65 ringgit. During bad weather, strong waves, ferry flights are canceled, sometimes they even return back after departure, so it takes this into account when drawing up time-critical routes. Thankfully, cancellations are infrequent, mostly during the low season in September and October...read more...

How to get to Langkawi from Penang and back

Langkawi-Penang Ferry

Islands Penang and Langkawi are separated by just over 100 kilometers. You can get from one island to another by plane, ferry or bus. The best ways are by plane or bus, while traveling by bus is not the best option either in time or money. The fact is that Langkawi is not connected to the mainland by a bridge, and to take a bus, you first need to cross the ferry, and then take a bus. In time, it will take almost a whole day, and for the price you will save almost nothing compared to the plane or ferry. Therefore, further we will consider in all details only the way to get from Penang to Langkawi or back only by plane and ferry...read more...

Langkawi Waterfalls

Temurun Waterfall

There are very few waterfalls on Langkawi, and only three popular ones. In addition to them, there are several small waterfalls located in remote and hard-to-reach parts of the island by transport, but as an independent attraction they are not interesting, and they should be visited only during trekking or other excursion routes together with other interesting places. Here is a list and a brief description of the three most interesting and beautiful waterfalls in Langkawi, worthy of visiting as an independent attraction...read more...

Temples Of Langkawi

Wat Koh Wanaram Temple

There are practically no outstanding temples or mosques with a rich history or Bright Architecture in Langkawi. There are only a couple of small Buddhist and Hindu temples, several mosques, including the largest Central Mosque of the island of Al-Hana, but there is no place where it would be worth going specifically to admire the beauty of the temples. Here is a list and a brief description of the most interesting religious buildings of the island:..read more...

The Legend of Mahsuri and The Curse of Langkawi

Descendants of Mahsuri, photo from the museum

On the island of Langkawi there is a very beautiful and sad legend about the beautiful girl Mahsuri (Mahsuri). This story took place in the 19th century, and the locals believe that Mahsuri was a real person, and there are even descendants of her family. Some versions of the legend tell of Princess Mahsuri, but in fact this is not so, and she was a simple girl, the daughter of parents from Phuket island in SIAM (today Thailand). She was the most beautiful girl on the island, and was married to the warrior Wan Darus, brother of the head of the village of Padang Matsirat, then the capital of the island.

One day her husband went to war with the Siamese (Thais). While he was away, Mahsuri befriended a traveler who arrived on the island, but their relationship was pure. But all the women on the island were very envious of her beauty, and especially envious of her sister-in-law, who was the wife of the village head. She began to spread rumors that Mahsuri was cheating on her husband, and this at that time was a great crime, which was punishable by execution. Despite her pleas of innocence, the villagers sentenced her to death...read more...

How to get to Langkawi from Thailand

Satun-Langkawi Ferry

There are several routes to get to the island of Langkawi in Malaysia, but the most popular way for tourists is through the city of Satun in the south of Thailand. Satun has a port from where international ferries depart for Langkawi. These are comfortable speed boats that cover the distance to the island in an hour and a half for a very reasonable cost. The salon has air conditioning, there is a TV...read more...

How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi

The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, and the most popular tourist island of the country, Langkawi, are separated by a little more than 400 kilometers in a straight line. This is the most popular route to the island, since most international flights to Malaysia, including from Russia and the CIS countries, arrive in Kuala Lumpur, and from there tourists get to Langkawi by plane, train or bus. The most practical way is air travel, since it takes only one hour in time, and the cost competes with moving by bus or train. In addition, to get immediately after arrival from Kuala Lumpur airport, you first have to go to the city center, from where you can already take a bus or train. After that, you still have to swim to Langkawi by ferry. Read more about all the ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi below...read more...

Seasons and weather in Langkawi, when is the best time to go

Langkawi Island in Malaysia is considered a year-round resort. Here you can really relax all year round, although there are high, medium and low seasons, which are formed by winds and rains, but not by the temperature, which is always high. So, here are the seasons and weather in Langkawi and when is the best time to go on vacation to the island...read more...

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