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The Enthralling Langkawi Cable Car in Malaysia

Langkawi is an astonishing archipelago of about 100 islands, which rest amidst the turquoise water of the Andaman Sea. It falls under the administrative territory of Kedah, which is a state in Malaysia. The district is named after a reddish-brown eagle, which is native to its islands and is an integral aspect of the tourism promotion programe by the government. This place is segregated from the Malaysian mainland by the Straits of Malacca, which are named by an erstwhile reigning sultanate. The entire archipelago holds the pride of being a World Geopark, as announced by UNESCO. Its geoforest parks are known for their biodiversity and scenic beauty, which fascinate naturalists and tourists equally. The natural limestone caves in dense mangroves attract people from all over the world who come here in thousands to enjoy their holidays on Langkawi tours.

 

Pulau Payar and Tanjung
Pulau Payar and Tanjung

Lagoons accessible from these caves form a mesmerising sight of nature that delights shutterbugs on a trip to this group of islands. Not only these, but the archipelago has stunning white sand beaches, which are dotted with modern shops, restaurants and a plethora of tourist attractions. Avid birdwatchers and animal lovers have a lot to explore at this place as it is an abode of several endemic species. Some of the most prominent places of interest at this beatific destination are Pulau Payar and Tanjung Sanctuary. One of the most popular tourist attractions at this site is the the Langkawi Cable Car or Panorama Langkawi Cable Car. This aerial network between Telak Burau and the soaring mountain peak of Gunung Machinchang attracts hordes of tourist all-year round. This destination is an ideal retreat for nature lovers as well as adventurers.

 

Three Enchanting Cable Car Stations

 

Panorama Langkawi Cable Car
Panorama Langkawi Cable Car

The journey of the Panorama Langkawi Cable Car begins at Burau Bay Resort in Telak Burau and extends till the Langkawi Sky Bridge located near the lofty peak. Opened in the year 2003, this tour stretches up to an approximate distance of over 2 kilometers.

The Oriental Village
The Oriental Village

At the starting point of the journey, which lies inside the Oriental Village – a thematic shopping district, tourists witness vibrant bazaars and about 30 astonishing buildings, which exemplify intricate Malaysian as well as Oriental architectural styles. Additionally, this base station offers panoramic views of rolling hills and alpine forests as it is located in the laps of the majestic Machincang mountain range. One of the major attractions of this base site is the Telaga Tujuh – a cascading waterfall.

Telaga Tujuh
Telaga Tujuh

 

From the base station, tourists head for the middle station situated in the eastern ridges. This place is dotted with mesmerizing cliffs, which are true delights to behold. At this junction of the tour, which is approximately 650 meters above mean sea level, people are allowed to walk up to the vantage points. Finally, at the top station, tourists witness the enchanting beauty of the soaring peak of Gunung Machinchang. This point lies at an altitude of more than 750 metres above mean sea level and the temperature here is approximately 5 degree Celsius. Visitors can enjoy panoramic vistas here while having freshly brewed beverages served at the coffee shops on site. This place is a must-include destination in Langkawi packages.

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