Underwater World Langkawi

Attraction Jalan Pantai Chenang Pantai Cenang 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia Published on: 27-07-2016

1 hours 30 mins
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
02:00 PM
03:30 PM
Second-time visit
Parks & Aquarium
9.55 - 2.67 USD

Underwater World Langkawi is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
Underwater World is a huge white building covering a wide range of marine creatures of fish and undersea life. It’s one of the top attractions in Langkawi.

Image copyrights belong to authors

Why Underwater World Langkawi is special ?

Underwater World Langkawi is one of the largest marine and fresh water aquaria in South East Asia. Since the start of its operation on 26 August 1995, it has become one of the must visit tourist destinations in Langkawi and has attracted a large number of foreign as well as local tourists.

The concept and theme of Underwater World Langkawi are geared towards Knowledge, Education and Entertainment. It is built to raise awareness on the importance of conserving our precious aquatic life forms, thus creating understanding of the deep and inseparable bond between man and nature.

Unique to Underwater World Langkawi is the gigantic 15-meter long walk-through tunnel consisting of 500,000 liter seawater which houses many big fishes and sea creatures including the Giant Green Turtle.

Source: http://www.langkawi-online.com/

What to explore at Underwater World Langkawi?

Spread across nearly six acres, Underwater World Langkawi is one of the island’s best-known attractions. Located at the southern end of Pantai Cenang (almost at the border of Pantai Tengah), beside the Zon duty-free shopping centre, it is Malaysia’s largest aquarium. The huge white-washed structure houses more than 200 different species of marine and freshwater fish including harbour seals, rockhopper penguins, sharks, giant rays and the enormous Amazonian arapaima – the biggest freshwater fish in the world.

Once you enter the air-conditioned interior, Araipamas (the world's largest freshwater fish) can be seen in a medium-sized tank in front of the entrance door.

The complex is divided into three sections: Tropical Rainforest, Temperate and Sub-Antarctic. The Sub-Antarctic was probably the most popular section – the ‘penguin-arium’ houses cute little rockhopper and black-footed penguins that cause quite a few people to crowd around the exhibit to get a good look. Other highlights of the tourist-friendly Underwater World include an Educational Resource Centre, a cafeteria and a three-dimensional (3D) theatre – be sure to watch the short movie about Michael, a little prehistoric fish and his life before becoming a fossil. Lastly there’s a giant walk-through six million litre underwater tunnel tank which houses an extensive number of fish including sharks, giant stingrays and green turtles.

Source: http://www.langkawi-info.com/

How to get to Underwater World Langkawi?

The complex is located at the southern end of Pantai Cenang and right next to the Zon Duty Free Center. It takes about 30 minutes from Kuah Town and 15 minutes from Langkawi International Airport by car/taxi.

Source: http://www.langkawi-insight.com/

Selling points

  • Amazing rainforest enclosure
  • A very impressive aquarium
  • Great collection of underwater lifes
  • Nice view to underwater
  • Great place to take the kids
A Nice 4 Days Trip with Family to Langkawi

Are you planning a trip to Langkawi? Check out popular trips from our experts. Copy and make it to your own plan. Customize it Now!

4.0 days
140.34 USD
Total travel distance
Number of places
9 places




Jalan Pantai Chenang Pantai Cenang 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

Plan a trip to Langkawi based on your personalized interests.

Tips for you

  • You may spot a crab eating a piece of catfish, Spiny Tailed Lizard climbing up a rock, and sharks chasing one another
    Things to do
  • There are information kiosks, wildlife gallery and a 3D audio/video room with capacity of 200 people.
  • There is also a cafe inside (Neptune Cafe) selling snacks & beverages. There are toilets available at several laces.
  • You will see a fountain with a small artificial pool and many glass tanks in a darkish room.
    What to see
  • One of the highlights in this section is the largest freshwater fish in the world - the Araipamas.
    What to see
  • One of the main attractions is the ‘Sub-Antarctic’ area with the Rockhopper Penguins.
    What to see
  • There is no restriction on photography inside anyway.
  • You can learn a lot about the animals, their natural territory and behavior, gaining new appreciation for the delicate balance of the underwater world, and the need to preserve the beautiful aquatic environment.
  • There are couple of Souvenir Shops inside - one at the middle of the walkthrough, and the other near the exit.


TripAdvisor View more

A must visit if you are at Langkawi for its numerous displays of aquatic life, often some rare species that can't be seen elsewhere. The end of the tour leading into a duty-free complex was a pleasant surprise since Langkawi is duty free and you can pick inexpensive liquor for your stay at the island.

FourSquare View more

If you arrived at penguins feeding time, you probably will get to see this kind of view.

This is the first underwater world I have been going when I was a kid. And also, this is the first time I touched down at the land of West Malaysia. I can't forget my journey and excitement when I was brought to the amazing underwater world. Since it was a very long time ago, I don't remember the entrance fee but I think it was quite affordable because we were going in a big group. I don't think you need a tour guide, you just follow the crowd and seek for help if necessary. I never been to KLCC underwater world, so I won't compare it. But in my memory, this underwater world in Langkawi is beautiful and attractive. You got the chance to watch the aquaria life. Since it was my first time, I was amazed by the underwater world life. I love fish and I guess here is the place that I told myself to learn diving in future. I heard that now the underwater world in Langkawi is still well-maintained. It is truly a great new. I wish to go back next time when I visit to Langkawi. If you got the chance to go Langkawi, underwater world is the place you MUST visit!

0 Comment

Itineraries include Underwater World Langkawi

Scroll to top