Sunday, September 12, 2010

PANTAI CENANG - LANGKAWI



Langkawi Attractions
What to See in Langkawi

Langkawi’s beaches and islands are some of the most beautiful in Southeast Asia. Picture this; white sand glistening in the light of the tropical sun, calmed by the gentle sea breeze as gulls and eagles soar in the sky. For sand or surf, you won’t be disappointed with what Langkawi has to offer.

Pantai Cenang Attractions
What to See in Pantai Cenang

The ripple of excitement you’re supposed to feel when you step onto the Pantai Cenang strip may not come. After all, even though these shores are purportedly the most stimulating stratum of Langkawi, that’s still not saying much.

Pantai Cenang doesn’t have many sightseeing attractions; the Langkawi Underwater World dominates the scene with its mammoth structure – but kids are most assuredly entertained here. Pantai Cenang’s beach is itself a popular attraction due to its beautiful sandy shores which face the crystalline waters and expansive horizon.

Nevertheless if truth be told Pantai Cenang’s claim to fame are the eateries lining the strip; easily the best fare in Langkawi where the food isn’t cheap but the menu selections are extensive. Most backpackers and package holidaymakers tend to stick to these shores because of their relative convenience.
Laman Padi

At the northern end of Pantai Cenang – opposite the Casa del Mar hotel – is Laman Padi; you can watch buffaloes grazing in the paddy field from the bridge at the entrance. As you walk through the compound you can read about the stages of Padi Cultivation; this ‘ecotourism’ complex also encompasses the Padi Cuisine and Café, the Nawa Sari Spa and the Heritage Gallery.
Opening Hours: 07:00 – 24:00 everyday
Address: Laman Padi, Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang, 07000, Langkawi.
Tel: (604) 955 4312
Price Range: Entrance: free
Rice Garden Museum

This museum is dedicated to rice cultivation and comprises a Heritage Gallery – which displays the sequence of activities pertaining to rice planting – a Paddy Gallery – which has breathtaking views of a multi-tiered rooftop rice garden, a Herb Garden and a Garden of Variety where you can actually try your hand at rice farming.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00 everyday
Location: Laman Padi, Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang
Tel: 604 955 4312

Underwater World
Underwater World

Underwater World – Malaysia’s largest aquarium – features 200 different species of marine and freshwater creatures. Some of these exhibits – like the Rainforest Walk – are quite thrilling while others look like giant tropical aquariums that need a good cleaning. The Sub-Antarctic Ecosystem Display houses a ‘penguin-arium’ – an underwater tunnel with penguins.
Opening Hours: 09:30 – 18:30 Monday – Friday; 09:30 – 22:30 Friday – Sunday
Address: Zon Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
Tel: (604) 955 6100

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