Location: Kuah Jetty, Langkawi
Significance: It acts as a symbol of the island of Langkawi.
How To Reach: One can easily reach here by hiring taxis, or by
boarding buses from the island.
The Dataran Lang, literally the Eagle Square, is the very first
landmark that comes across the sight of visitors, arriving by ferry, to
Langkawi. Located next to Lagenda Park near Kuah Jetty, the square
boasts of a wonderful statue of a reddish brown eagle all geared for a
flight. The eagle, with its huge brown wings, is perched on a massive
rock, looking afar at the vast Andaman Sea.
Being in Langkawi, the land of numerous legends and mysteries, this
massive eagle also has a story attached to its presence. As per the
local folklores, the name Langkawi is derived from two different words
'Lang' or 'Helang' (meaning eagle) and 'Kawi' (meaning reddish brown).
For this reason, Langkawi means reddish brown eagle, and the island is
marked by its presence.
Since its establishment in 1996, Eagle Square is visited by travelers
to experience a hushed evening walk. The square is delightfully
landscaped, and features picturesque ponds, bridges, covered terraces,
and barrel vaults. Besides, Dataran Lang is doted with numerous souvenir
outlets and eateries. So, you can relish the lip-smacking food while
enjoying the view of eagle which is brilliantly illuminated at night.