Location: 400 meters from Kuah Jetty, Langkawi
Highlights: Exotic sculptures and crafts
How To Reach: One can easily reach here by hiring taxis, or by
boarding buses from the island.
The Taman Lagenda, literally Lagenda Park, is an unusual park to be
found on the beautiful island of Langkawi. Located within a walking
distance from Kuah Jetty, it is actually an open-air museum spread in 50
acres of land. If to be stated in real terms, Taman Lagenda is a park
devoted to the legacy of myths and legends of Langkawi. Like other
parks, this one too, has a stretch of flowers, shrubs and fruit trees
along pathways and ponds.
Besides the lush vegetation, the park boasts of 17 sculptures that give
a picture of the legends, shrouding the island. One can also witness a
man-made beach and 4 artificial lakes, which together provide a
breathtaking backdrop for sculptures. If truth to be told, this is one
of the best places to see in Langkawi in case you're on a tight
schedule. Lagenda Park symbolizes a legendary park, which beautifully
depicts several mythical stories including the legends of two heroic
giants, mythical birds, evil ogres and beautiful princesses.
Out of numerous myths and legends about this island, the combat between
Mat Raya and Mat Cincang is the most fascinating. It is believed that
their duel caused the creation of many new places in Langkawi like
Gunung Raya, Gunung Mat Cincang, Kuah, Ayer Hangat, Tanjung Cincin, and
Belanga Pecah. Within the park, one can see some real good specimens of
traditional Malaysian handicraft and cultural objects.
This well-maintained park is ideal to go on a stroll and enjoy the
picturesque surroundings with loved ones. It also offers a romantic
pathway, which lies just before the sculpture of giant hands, hugging
the umbrella-shaped trees. Moreover, this beautifully laid-out park also
acts as a picnic spot for locals. Indeed, it is the best place to
enlighten yourself, precisely, about the legends. So, on your visit to
Langkawi, don't miss to visit this legendary park.