Langkawi’s #1 Attraction
Open in 2002, Langkawi’s cable car quickly became a hit. Located 12 km north of the airport, it will take you to the top of 550 million year-old Mt Machincang – the second highest mountain in Langkawi.
At the touristy Oriental Village, you will quickly find where to buy your tickets. In high season, the queue can be really long and the attraction very crowded. Arrive early!
If you can afford it, pay the 50 RM extra for an express lane ticket. It know it’s not cheap, but at least you get to really enjoy your day and have all the time to focus on the views instead of the queues. I made this financial sacrifice and absolutely didn’t regret.
You will first stop at a first viewing platform at the Middle Station, with a fantastic panorama towards the west coast and central Langkawi. But the best is yet to come.
Take the cable car again to the top of the mountain, where 2 other platforms await you. The 360-degree view over Langkawi is exceptional. If it’s sunny, you will clearly see the island of Koh Tarutao, belonging to Thailand.
From the second top platform, you will be able to buy a cheap 5 RM ticket to one of the most spectacular walks of your life. The Sky Bridge is a real technical prowess. Nested into a spectacular environment made of cliffs, precipices and built over a dense jungle, it will clearly be a highlight of your day.
If you are spending several days in Langkawi (and I hope you are!!), make sure to keep the sunniest day for this visit. The ticket can feel a little steep for those on a tight budget, but it’s totally worth it.
Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
GPS (tickets): 6°22’16.43″N, 99°40’18.42″E
How to go: Rented car, scooter or bicycle
Entrance fee: RM 55 for basic package, RM 105 for Express Lane + RM 5 for the SkyBridge | Check here for details
Opening hours: 9:30 am to 7 pm on most days | Check here to be sure!
Duration of visit: Half day
Best season: November to March
Official website: www.panormalangkawi.com
VIRTUAL TOUR – Langkawi Cable Car
Check out the fabulous landscapes of Langkawi from the cable car platforms and the Sky Bridge – Must-see! (7 panoramas).
The virtual tour opens in a lightbox. Use your mouse to move around the 360° panoramas.