At the north-east corner of the beautiful island of Langkawi, the fantastic karstic landscapes around the 3 interconnected river estuaries have been protected in the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.
Here, rivers meander in the middle of an extensive mangrove, itself nested between countless limestone hills and cliffs. One of the most beautiful beaches in Langkawi, Tanjung Rhu Beach, is also located in this area.
On the river, restaurants and fish farms were built on floating platforms, and the people there will happily show you all the species of fish they keep. If you befriend them, they may let you touch various types of fish including stingrays, and take pictures with them.
Past the fish farms, the tour continues towards the north, approaching the sea. As you leave the northern estuary with the Tanjung Rhu Beach on your left, the boat will turn right to go all around the northeastern corner of the island of Langkawi. At some point, you will spot the “Kilim Geoforest Park” sign that was proudly installed on the cliff when it was declared as a UNESCO Global Geopark.
The boat will then enter the mangrove again via the mouth of another estuary and get you back on firm land! You won’t be surprised to hear that the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park should absolutely be near the top of your to-do list if you visit Langkawi.