L for Langkawi Cable Car

The Langkawi Cable Car and  Sky Bride are two of the most popular tourist destination in the Malaysian Island archipelago of Langkawi.

Langkawi Skybridge
Langkawi Skybridge

The sky bridge is unfortunately closed for maintenance and renovation currently and is scheduled to open only at the end of 2014 (which incidentally is being promoted as the Visit Malaysia year).  Is the cable car ride still worth it? In my opinion- definitely.

The entrance to the cable car rides is located in what is called the Oriental village- a shopping arcade that has been designed to look like traditional local architecture. I guess the lines to enter the cable car can be long at times (we had to wait for about 15 minutes).

There are two segments in riding the cable car- the longer first section is also quite steep- you don’t feel it going up but when coming down it can feel a bit scary- the cars almost go down vertically at a point.

The Cable Car Ride can be steep at times
The Cable Car Ride can be steep at times

You then reach an intermediate viewing platform where you can get down to take photos or just enjoy the views. Later you board the cars again to go to the highest viewing point with two viewing decks.

Another View of the Skybridge
Another View of the Skybridge

The views are probably best early in the morning or fairly late in the evening around sunset- otherwise the light is too harsh and there is quite a bit of haze. But if you have limited time and you can only make it at 11 am- I would still recommend a visit.

The views from the top are quite awe inspiring.

Impressive Views of the Mountains and the Sea
Impressive Views of the Mountains and the Sea

 

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Lav says:

    Spectacular!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thanks

  2. Nirmala says:

    Excellent view and beautiful pictures!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you very much!

  3. Damyanti says:

    I’ve been there..it is amazing– though I skipped the ride. Wasn’t this where the movie Don was shot?

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Hi Damayanti, I’m not sure about Don as I haven’t seen it- the ride is great thought at points you are tempted to scream. Thanks for visiting!

  4. Oh what a glorious view. Now that is a trip worth taking. Thank you sooo much for sharing this trip to the top of the world.
    Dragon Tails

    1. P.S. It might help while doing A to Z if you leave your address each time. When I click your picture on your comments it takes me no place so I have to go back to an original comment from you to gather up the url. We are both on WP which surprises me ughhh

      1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

        OK will do this

    2. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      My pleasure, I’m glad you enjoy this

  5. Vee dC says:

    Wow! I echo Lav’s “Spectacular!”

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you!

  6. WOW that is so beautiful! I have checked out your blog and love all the places. Gorgeous photography too 🙂

    Have a wonderful day,
    Sylvia van Bruggen

  7. I’m terribly afraid of heights so I doubt I’d try it out, but the vistas do look beautiful!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      The views are even better sunrise and sunset!

  8. WOW that is HIGH! The images are gorgeous but daunting #AtoZchallenge ☮Peace ☮ ღ ONE ℒℴνℯ ღ ☼ Light ☼ visiting from http://4covert2overt.blogspot.com/

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you. I will visit your blog as well!

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