Langkawi: A Land of Tale, A Cloud to Touch

4 10 2009

Have you ever touched the cloud? I have! It was 710 m above the sea level and I was standing in the peak of a mountain called Mount Mat ChiSL371893nchang in Langkawi Island of Sultanate of Kedah.

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands (an extra 5 temporary islands are revealed at low tide) in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia, which is adjacent to the Thai border. The island that full of legends, as most of the village such as Dayang Bunting, Kuah, Kota Sarang Semut and many other has it very own legend.

The trip started by a 45 minutes drive passing the capital city of Kedah, Alor Setar and Kuah, to the other end of the island. As we arriving to the Mount Mat Chinchang feet, a tourism village welcomes all visitors by providing various services from massage, souvenirs, and foods.

The trip to the peak continued by using cable car that approximately takes 20 minutes. A steep climb started after 5 minutes of the trip and stop at the first station, in which in 652, 5 m above the sea level. Fresh airs surely fill-up our lungs as we get off from the cart.

Hop in back to the cart, gone up to the peak. Right on the top of the mount Mat Chinchang, 710 m above the sea level, right where the cloud mist gently touch your nose while enjoying 360⁰ view of Langkawi Island. And in one fine day we could enjoy the sunset from its top.

SL371890Also from the top, Langkawi Sky Bridge is located; a 125m-long curved pedestrian cable-stayed bridge. The bridge consists of one or more columns (normally referred to as towers or pylons), with cables supporting the bridge deck. From the sky bridge, the fast green forest underneath of Machincang Cambrian Geoforest Park soothing our eyes. In which one of three main conservation areas in Langkawi Geopark; Kilim Karst Geoforest Park and Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest park (Island of the Pregnant Maiden Lake). These three parks are the most popular tourism area within Langkawi Geopark, that UNESCO given World Geopark status in June 2007.

In one of Bollywood movie was shot in Langkawi Sky Bridge. The movie is a remake of the blockbuster 1978 film, Don. Don – The Chase Begins Again (Bollywood remake) was shot at this place.

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5 10 2009
Utie Harsono

I wish I could touch the sky… like cotton candy 🙂

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