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