Comprised of 99 islands (five more at low tide) on Malaysia’s western coast, Langkawi is the postcard image of a tropical paradise. With Langkawi Island as a base, travelers come from around the globe to explore the archipelago. These are some of your best island-hopping options.
Oriental Village Langkawi
Telaga Harbour Park, Langkawi, Malaysia, 07000
Oriental Village Langkawi is a staple of island sightseeing tours. You can rent a Segway to cover more of the village in less time, or explore the surrounding jungle by amphibious vehicle or ATV. Excursions—which save you the hassle of car hire and navigation—typically include skip-the-line admission tickets for the cable car, and cover other major sights such as Eagle Square (Dataran Lang) and the mangroves, home to a rich selection of native wildlife.
Things to Know Before You Go
Oriental Village Langkawi is free to enter, but the attractions within all have different admission costs.
The food court at Oriental Village offers a wide variety of Malay dishes at reasonable prices. There’s also a hotel and a campsite, restaurants, and plenty of toilet facilities.
Thanks to paved pathways, the majority of Oriental Village Langkawi is accessible to travelers in wheelchairs and strollers; some attractions may have limited access.
How to Get There
Oriental Village Langkawi is located in Burau Bay on the island’s western side. There are two entrances to the village—gates A and B—with the main entrance at gate A. From Langkawi Airport, Oriental Village is about 8.6 miles (14 kilometers) or a 20-minute drive, depending on traffic.
When to Get There
Oriental Village Langkawi is open from mid-morning until early evening, daily and year-round, though some of the shops, attractions, and restaurants inside the complex operate independent hours.
Attractions in Oriental Village
The attractions at Oriental Village are as diverse as Malaysia’s culture. Langkawi Interpretive Center explores the biodiversity of the island and explains why the island has UNESCO World Geopark status; a petting zoo lets little ones spend time with deer and rabbits; and a 3D Art Museum boasts more than 100 3D paintings in front of which you can pose.
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