With more than 100 islets, Langkawi has all the right to call themselves an archipelago. Located approximately 20 miles off the northwestern coast of Malaysia, Langkawi boasts exquisite beaches, diverse wildlife, as well as geological treasures.
One might be having a hard time to imagine that Langkawi used to be a backwater peripheral district. But in the 2000s, it emerged as a major tourism destination with visitors flying from all over the world to enjoy its pristine shores and natural attractions. To adopt this new personality, in 2008 the archipelago was renamed to ""Langkawi Permata Kedah"", which literally means ""Langkawi, the jewel of Kedah"", an appropriate name given that Langkawi truly is a jewel, a tropical paradise that begs to be marveled and explored.