Attraction Telaga Harbour Park 07000 Langkawi Kedah, Malaysia Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Langkawi Cable Car Ride is special ?
Feel the world below your feet. See eagles and birds passing by. Go flighty as the cloud. A ride on the Langkawi cable car sets you on a journey of discovery of nature from above. Capture the aeriel views of cascading waterfalls, dense verdant rainforests as well as Thailand towards the north and Indonesia towards the south-west in a 20-minute ride of Langkawi Cable Car that seems like riding on a red carpet of Aladdin.
The Langkawi Cable Car or Panorama Langkawi Cable Car officially opened in 2003 is one of the major attractions in Langkawi Island, Kedah, Malaysia. It provides an aerial link from near Burau Bay Resort at Teluk Burau to the peak of Gunung Machinchang, which is also the location of the Langkawi Sky Bridge. The total length is 2.2 kilometres. At 709 metres above sea level, the cable car ride up to Langkawi's second highest peak is truly an experience not to be missed.
The Base Station is located at the Oriental Village (at the foot hill of the Machincang mountain range). From the base, visitors will be taken up to the Machincang range via the Langkawi Cable Car on gondolas giving the visitors views of the surroundings forests, the Telaga Tujuh (Seven Wells) waterfall as well as the sea.
The Intermediate Station on the eastern ridges provides access to the eastern cliffs with its 3 vertical chimneys and the 360-degree views. The journey from the Base Station to Middle Station will cover 1,700 meters in length and upon reaching the Middle Station at an elevation of 650m above sea level, visitors will be able to alight and walk up to the viewing platforms.
What to explore at Langkawi Cable Car Ride?
Plenty of activities and facilities offered at base station as well as at the upper stations so that you can spend and enjoy ample time here. The base station is at Oriental Village which is full of quaint stores and eateries. There is a small cafe at the top station selling all kinds of snacks including burgers, grilled sandwiches, chicken and fish items, cold drinks etc.
You will also find local artists offering to make a sketch or caricature of your face right in front of you. Or you can buy a photo souvenir capturing an instance of your own ride. There are small handcrafted items, souvenirs & gifts sold at the stations. One of most interesting ones is the replica of your hand that a craftsman makes with wax and you can choose the colors. You will also find kiosks for reflexology which is kind of a foot massage that you can take while enjoying the great views all around. There is a post box at the top station at a height of 708 meters from where you can post a letter, a postcard or a greeting card to anyone you like anywhere. There are free toilets and washrooms.
How to get to Langkawi Cable Car Ride?
It's located at the north western side of Langkawi in Patai Kok area. You can take a taxi or a rental car to reach the cable car which operates from the Oriental Village. One way taxi fare from the Pantai Cenang to Oriental Village is RM26 and takes about 20 minutes to reach. Kep the taxi waiting or else you may not get one for your return.
- Major attractions in Langkawi Island
- Windy Cable Car Ride
- A view worth the queue
- Amazing views from the top
- Excellent Views at Amazing Heights
Telaga Harbour Park 07000 Langkawi Kedah, Malaysia
Tips for you
If there is a lot of rush, try to avoid getting out at the middle station on your way down. If you do, you might have to wait for a long time to get a gondola with vacant seats coming from the top station. They will keep coming full. Secondly, there is nothing more to see at the middle station compared to the top station.Experience
If there are clouds at the top, you wont get any views or may be limited views. You can actually make it out from the ground level whether you can get good views or not once you reach the top. Ask the taxi driver and he will let you know. If it is clouded, you may decide to take the ride on some other day, and rather enjoy Oriental Village along with many of its other attractions and activities here.Experience
Langkawi has pretty much no other tourist attraction other than this cable car and bridge. This is a must do. This is right next to the seven wells so one can club it on a visit. This has a entry ticket of 35RM with a 4 seater cab up top. It takes about 15 mins to top. Up there you have a great view of Langkawi. There is a second cable car till the bridge which is another 7-10 mins and here you can walk on the bridge or just admire the brilliant view it has to offer. There are lot of other small shops,F1 simulator @ 15RM which was worth it. Overall this is a must do. Cheers !
Incredible!! It's worth to pay extra for the glass-bottom gondola - the views are breathtaking. Def hike to the skybridge, the climb is worth it. Go in the morning to avoid the queues.