Travel to Langkawi Malaysia – Episode 625

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Travel to Langkawi Malaysia - A Week Long Trip in Paradise (Travel Podcast)

Hear about travel to Langkawi Malaysia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Rod Sanchez from The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast at about this island paradise.

I had not heard of Langkawi when Rob pitched a show on the region. Rod says of Langkawi, “we also didn’t know very much about it. We have been seeing some other families that travel around and we saw that they visited Langkawi. We fell in love with the island because it has a very calm vibe to it. The locals call it the jewel of Kedah. Kedah is one of the states in Malaysia. We consider it very similar to Maui so we call it the Maui of Malaysia.”

Langkawi is a small island, you can rent a car and get from one end to the other in under an hour, but it is a biodiverse island. There are beautiful white-sand beaches, mountain ranges with cable cars you can ride to the top, and mangroves and geoforest parks with beautiful limestone formations, but it is not yet very crowded with tourists.

Rod and his family have been traveling full-time for 3 months and, so far, this is one of their top two destinations.

The Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park has a cable car called the sky cab that takes you up the mountain. It is the world’s steepest cable car but the mountain has great views and a sky bridge. It is a UNESCO Global Geopark, one of three on the island.

In the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, you can charter a boat to explore the mangroves, towering karst formations, and bat caves. There are also eagles, monkeys, and private beaches in the park.

The 3rd park is the Dayang Bunting Geoforest Park which is well known for the Pregnant Maiden lake which is reputed to be good for fertility.

We also talk about an oriental shopping village and a 3D art museum (which is popular with Instagrammers).

When you are done with all the parks and activities, you are still on a tropical island with white sand beaches where you can lay on the beach and drink fruity drinks at high-end resorts or less expensive accommodations.

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Show Notes

The Jetsetting Family
Langkawi Info
Kuala Lumpur
Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park
Skycab Langkawi
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Oriental Village
Art in Paradise
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park
Hole in the Wall
Dayang Bunting & Lake of the Pregnant Maiden
Pantai Cenang
The Fat Frog
Seven Wells Waterfall
The Jetsetting Family visits


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Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

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