About Langkawi

With more than 100 islets, Langkawi has all the right to call itself 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 have a hard time imagining that Langkawi used to be a peripheral backwater 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 "Langkawi Permata Kedah," which literally means "Langkawi, the jewel of Kedah," an ...

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