Continued from Langkawi Trip Part I : Getting There
After we settled down, we immediately set out. Bringing along only a small map given by Mr.Che Di we drove to the latest attraction in Langkawi Island, cable car ride to Gunung Mat Cincang. The cable car is located in Oriental Village – 东方村庄. Besides serving as an entrance to the cable car, Oriental Village also provides a lot of shopping and dining options as well as a holiday resort.
Admission fee to Langkawi Cable Car is at a low RM15 per pax and the cable cars arrive very fast. Hence, waiting time is minimal. Initially we were quite worried that the visibility on the hill top would be poor. This was due to the earlier rain and a sticky on the ticket counter stating that weather condition could be cloudy. Luckily when we reached the top, the weather was clear and the visibility excellent! These are some interesting facts regarding the cable car,
The cable car has the longest suspension in the world between two stations. It was built without constructing any roads through the jungle.
Besides arriving fast, the cable cars move fast too! It takes only around 10-20 minutes to reach the top station. We were too busy taking pictures of the beaufitul scenery around us that we hoped the ride would be longer lol.
This is what we saw in the cable car : beautiful sea, clear blue sky and lush green hills. Words cannot describe the scenery here so I will let the photos do all the talking :)
The famous Seven Wells / Telaga Tujuh Waterfall is also visible from the ride. According to legend, fairies used to come down to the waterfall to bathe and frolic. Oooo..
There are so many names for this bridge : Suspension Bridge / Sky Bridge / Hanging Bridge.
An alternate view of the bridge.
There are 2 viewing platforms on the top station, with their respective heights at 710m and 690m (if I remember correctly) The platforms provide views of the seas and islands of Langkawi Island, even the neighbouring Thailand to the north! You will see more of islands and seas on this platform.
This is the higher platform. It provides more views on hills and the Hanging Bridge.
Took a nice photo with the bridge as background :)
The weather was too clear that our eyes cannot take the sunshine, it was just too hard to keep our eyes opened while taking photos lol. So it is recommended you bring a pair of sunglasses along :) We stayed here for more than 2 hours before getting down.
Continues to Langkawi Trip Part III : Oriental Village