Location: Along Jalan Ayer Hangat, 9kms from Kuah Town, Langkawi
Highlights: Over 2,500 birds from 150 species
Significance: It is the largest covered wildlife park in Asia.
How To Reach: One can easily reach here by hiring taxis, or by
boarding buses from the island.
Langkawi Bird Paradise, called Taman Burung Langkawi in Malay, is
literally a paradise for the discerning bird-lovers. This wildlife park
is sprawled in 5.5 acres along Jalan Ayer Hangat, about 10-min drive
from Kuah Town and 30-min drive from the Airport. It was officially
launched by the Chief Minister of Kedah, Y.A.B Dato' Seri Syed Razak
Syed Zain, on 24 Dec' 2002. Langkawi Bird Paradise Wildlife Park is
touted as the first fully covered wildlife park in Asia.
This park is an apt place to discover the fascinating world of birds
and nature. As you will stroll through the tropical gardens, you will
see hundreds of the rarest and most beautiful birds of the world. The
park is home to over 2,500 birds from 150 species, found round the
globe, like that from South East Asia, South America, Africa, Papua New
Guinea, Australia, Russia, China and Malaysia. Explore the Macaw's
Courtyard and the Flamingo Pond, and pay attention to the clever
impersonation of Cockatoos and Mynas.
Here, the arena to showcase birds is specially designed, and bears a
resemblance with the natural habitat of avifauna. It is exclusively
designed to act as a right place for wildlife watchers and nature
lovers. The walk-in aviary, at the park, boasts of a 15 meter man-made
waterfall where one can relax and enjoy the equatorial scenery. Besides,
the park's ponds present a scenic sight. One can watch a variety of
water birds, like the flamingos, wood ducks, mandarin ducks, tufted
ducks, baikal teals, etc, swimming in a tranquil setting.
Check out the Eagle Section and get the chance to see the carrion
eaters. Watch the vulture from South Africa, the raptors like the
Brahminy Kite and White Belly Sea Eagle. At the Owl's Section, you can
come across the nocturnal predators like the Barn Owl and the Malay
Eagle Owl. Furthermore, the park showcases other creatures such as
Macaws, Cockatoos, Lories, Pheasants, Cassowaries, Ostriches, Rheas,
Irian Jaya, Papua New Guiena, etc. To put in succinct terms, Langkawi
Bird Paradise is a place not to be missed-out in Langkawi.