Have you been to Langkawi Island? Langkawi is one of the best known holiday destination in Malaysia and also known as the duty-free island. It is a part of the state of Kedah, which is adjacent to Thailand border, an archipelago of 104 islands scattered in the Andaman Sea. Langkawi is the first in south-east asia to be awarded the status of a Geopark by UNESCO.
I went to Langkawi with a group of friends, expecting to enjoy one of the best beaches in Malaysia but ended up enjoying the Cable car Ride to Mount Mat Chinchang !
Langkawi Cable Car
Their cable car has 2 stations and both offers a viewing deck for you to take in all of Langkawi. The middle station is about 650 meters above sea level and a 15 minutes cable ride from the base station, on your way to the top you will enjoy the view of the lush forest, the Andaman sea, the Seven Wells (Telaga Tujuh) waterfall and limestone mountain.
You will surely enjoy the "almost" vertical ride to the top and a feeling of travelling to heaven because you can't see anything on top of you but an empty space! It isn't called the steepest for nothing and the ride was seriously nerve wrecking specially to someone who is scared of heights like me!
The top station is 708 meters above sea level, a short walk from the top station is 2 viewing platforms which is the highest peak of the trip. It provides a 360 degrees panoramic view of Langkawi island and southern Thailand.
|can't resist to take a picture at the Skybridge... ;-)|
I may not have enjoyed the beach of Langkawi but I will surely treasure this cable car adventure! It’s a Rm30 well spent!! I will surely miss you Mount Mat Chinchang!