Bohor is the smallest sub-district in the island of Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia and it is the only sub-district that does not have a beach area. The name Bohor refers to a Malay word ‘bohor’ that means high ground surrounded by water areas. There is also a suggestion indicates that the word ‘bohor’ may also means a tree.
Langkawi Island Airport is located at Padang Mat Sirat. There are flights to Langkawi provided by Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia. From the airport, guests may hail up a taxi to reach Bohor.
There are also ferries and boat services available from four routes coming to Langkawi which are from Kuala Kedah, Kuala Perlis, Penang and Satun in Thailand. Upon reaching Langkasuka Port in Chenang Beach, guests may hail up a taxi to reach Bohor.
The public beach at the mainland of Langkawi Island, where the Langkasuka Port is located to transport visitors to the Rebak Island, Dayang Bunting Island and other Langkawi’s subcluster islands. Chenang Beach is usually packed with beach-goers doing many beach activities and water sports. Swimming areas are clearly marked for the safety of jet-skiing activities not overlapping the fellow swimmers and snorkelers.
Bohor is also famous for its buffalo cattle breeding industry. Langkawi Buffalo Park is a 20 hectare park with over 100 well-kept Murrah and Swap buffaloes. The park provides buffalo-riding and visitors can even milk the buffaloes. The park also packaged buffalo milk as fresh milk, flavoured milk and ice cream.
Langkawi Craft Complex located in Teluk Yu offers two museums, namely Heritage Museum and Museum Customs of Weddings. These museums showcase the customary weddings of major races in Malaysia and display items such as keris, wedding dais, wedding costumes and many more.
Shopping trip in Langkawi Island is full of excitement as there are many duty free shops selling almost everything. Among favourite shopping destination includes Jetty Point Duty Free Complex, Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall, Saga Shopping Centre, Cote De Parfume, 16 Degree Wine Shop and Zeno Duty Free Shopping Center. Guests surely will find great bargains for imported chocolates, cigarettes, perfumes, cookwares and liquors.
The Rice Garden Museum is a popular eco-tourism location where visitors get to learn about rice cultivation. It is a museum constructed in the form of rice fields to introduce the beginning of rice agriculture in Langkawi Island. There is an 8 acre working rice farm that allow visitors to roam around the paddy fields and play along the scarecrows while watching the rice farmers working. A good example of the state of Kedah also known as Negeri Jelapang Padi or the ‘State of Paddy Fields’.
The Temurun Waterfall is the tallest waterfall in Langkawi Island cascade down a 30 meters drop, forming a nice pool below that can be swim in. The Temurun Waterfall is a three tier waterfall and its cumulative drop of the falls is about 200 meters. The lowest tier are small, the main one in the middle is quite impressive and the top tier is not reachable.
UnderWater World Langkawi is Malaysia’s largest aquarium that houses more than 200 different marine and freshwater fishes including the biggest freshwater fish in the world – the Amazonian Arapaima. Its main highlight is the giant walk-through six million litre underwater tunnel tank that showcases most of the fishes and sea creatures.
Langkawi Gerek Tua is a comfy, basic accommodation for budget-wise travellers. It offers mountain view hut with standard facilities to ensure its guests remains comfortable and enjoying their stay. The location is quite strategic and makes it easy in getting around to places of interest.
Padimas Village Inn is a homestay accommodation that offers small houses with rooms for family or friends sharing. It has a set-up of a typical Malay traditional village hut and the owner interacts well with the guests. Guests are free to arrange activities, visiting places of interest or simply rest.