Langkawi, located about thirty kilometers off the coast of northwestern Malaysia, contains a chain of ninety nine islands in the Andaman Sea, five of which appear temporarily during the low tide. The influence of Thai culture and food can be seen in the city from the brief period that it was under Japanese occupation during World War II. Kuah is the Langkawi’s capital as well as its largest town, whereas the largest island in Langkawi is Pulau Langkawi.
Langkawi features various attractions for various types of tourists including Telaga Tuju Waterfalls, also known as Seven Wells, which gets its name from the seven natural pools that run along its path. Tourists can slide down
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Langkawi ( Pulau Langkawi ) is the main island and also the name of an archipelago of some 100 limestone islands off the northwest coast of Malaysia. Langkawi lies north of the Strait of Malacca in the southern Andaman Sea , near the border between Malaysia and Thailand . A few kilometers away in northern Thailand’s neighboring island of Ko Tarutao . Langkawi is one of Malaysia within the state and the Sultanate of Kedah . Capital of the island is Kuah .
The entire Langkawi archipelago has an area of 478 square kilometers, the main island of Pulau Langkawi size of 320 km ². Its north-south extent is 25 kilometers, slightly less than its east-west extension. The interior of the island consists of limestone hills, the highest peak of Gunung Raya with 890 meters. About two-thirds of the island with rain forest covered. The climate is the monsoon dominated and is therefore hot and humid all year round. Unlike the east coast of Malaysia, there are no “real” rainy season. The wettest season is during the period between August and November. Temperatures typically rise during the day to over 30 ° C at night and rarely fall below 20 ° C. [click to continue…]