Location: Oriental Village, Jalan Telaga Tujuh, 07000 Langkawi
Altitude: 700 meters above sea level
Highlights: Amazing views of the surrounding horizon and
How To Reach: One can easily reach here by hiring taxis, or by
boarding buses from the island.
A ride in Panorama Langkawi Cable Car is an exhilarating experience in
itself. To take a ride, one has to move towards the southwest coast of
the main island, which is about 30-minute drive from Kuah Town and only
15-minute from Langkawi International Airport. From the cable car, you
can enjoy the panoramic views of the historical, natural and other
distinct places of interest. Its three different stations are located at
The Oriental Village, the shopping center at the foothill of Gunung Mat
Chinchang, serves as the base station for the cable car which further
takes the visitors all the way up to Mount Mat Cinang, the second
highest peak in Langkawi. Once into the car, the cable-car soars, and
you'll discern the dropping temperature and cool breeze flowing into the
cabin through ventilation slits at the top. While it gets cooler, the
scenery below starts to appear smaller.
You can see beautiful rainforests below and the cascading waters of
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls at the side. After approx. 600 meters above sea
level, the cable-car reaches the middle station, where you can either
take another cable car to reach the peak, or check out the beautiful
surroundings from the observatory deck. People usually don't spend much
time here, since the view from the peak is absolutely stunning.
Get into a short queue, and check into another cable car which doesn't
rise very sharply, however, the initial jerk of the car leaving the
second station can be pretty frightening. As the car ascends, passengers
get pleased to see the higher view of the rainforest and hills below. In
less to not time, you'll arrive at the final station which is coolest
point of this journey. This top station is host to numerous stalls that
sell souvenirs, toys, snacks and drinks.
To reach the observatory deck, you have a take a flight of stairs
through a forest. Once you reach the top, an amazing view of the
surrounding horizon, the island's landscape, skyline and far seas awaits
you. On one side, there is a sky bridge suspended across Mount Mat
Cincang and a neighboring mountain; walking crossways this bridge is an
incredible experience. After pleasing your eyes with the striking views,
it's time to go, and the whole journey of cable-car incline is repeated
in the descending route.