Are you planning a trip to Langkawi? If you don’t want to spend the entire day on the beach or simply want to do something different, a day excursion to Oriental Village is highly recommended. This one-of-a-kind open-air attraction, located on the slopes of the Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park, is famous for its magnificent Sky Cab and Sky Bridge. Apart from that, there are other things to do here such as dining, shopping, and fun-rides, making Oriental Village one of the best things to do in Langkawi besides lazing on the pristine beaches. So, here are the top things to do in Oriental Village Langkawi.
Oriental Village Langkawi – an overview
The Oriental Village lies on Langkawi’s west coast, in the highlands of the Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park. The attraction is a man-made village that houses Langkawi’s famed suspended curve bridge and cable car attractions. The entire hamlet is created in a rustic traditional style, with Chinese and Malay influenced decor and architecture, and is surrounded by lush green landscape dotted with brooks and wooden rope bridges. The entire town resembles a sequestered fair tucked in lush landscapes away from city life, offering a pleasant ambience filled with exciting activities and adventures.
Location and Getting There
It takes about 45 minutes from Kuah Jetty and 20 minutes from Langkawi International Airport to reach Oriental Village Langkawi. The attraction is around 30 minutes drive from Cenang Beach. You can rent a bike from the beach market area for the day and ride it all the way to the Oriental Village. You could also hire a taxi. The mountain scenery is stunningly beautiful as you approach the Oriental Village.
Activities and Experiences to check out at Oriental Village Langkawi.
Langkawi Cable Car Ride
When it comes to answering the question ‘ What to do in Oriental Village Langkawi?’, the obvious answer is to see Langkawi from a bird’s eye view from a cable car ride! The Langkawi Skycab, sometimes referred to as the Langkawi Cable Car, is the primary attraction to enjoy at the Oriental Village Langkawi. It is the longest free span, single rope cable car in Malaysia, covering a distance of approximately 950 metres. You can stop at a station in the middle of the journey to enjoy the sweeping views Langkawi’s lush landscapes above the canopy of woodlands and overlooking the azure waters. Take a moment to soak in the scenery before boarding another cable car to reach the summit platform. If you want to enhance the adventure factor of your aerial tour, you can take a glass bottom cable car ride. Before your cable car journey, you can also enjoy the Sky Dome experience, which is a magnificent 3D spectacle in a dome-shaped theatre.
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Once you reach the top platform via the cable car, you get to view and experience a walk on the Langkawi Sky Bridge. The Skybridge holds the world record for the longest curving suspension bridge designed with a single pylon. A few sections of the bridge are also made of glass panels, allowing you to step on them and perceive the depth of the abyss beneath your feet. This experience on the glass panel is definitely not for the faint hearted ones. Stroll through this 125 metre long bridge to enjoy a mesmerizing panorama of Langkawi that is so serene and different from a city life. The Langkawi SkyCab and Langkawi SkyBridge, both offer stunning views over the water and the impressive scenery around them.
3D Art Museum
Merge into a painting at the 3D Art Museum in Oriental Village Langkawi. The attraction is one of the best places to capture unique photos to post on social media. Around 100 surreal art pieces are displayed in 9 different zones at the art gallery. It is one of the most enjoyable activities to undertake with a group of friends or family. This one-of-a-kind art gallery is likely to delight children.
Shopping, Dining and Fun activities to explore
The base where you initially visit as soon as you enter Oriental Village is teeming with unique dining facilities and shopping arcades. This is the perfect place to grab some delectable food and indulge in little retail therapy by buying locally made goods. If you don’t feel like eating at the base, you can go to Sky Bistro, which is positioned up the mountain and offers stunning views of Langkawi and beyond. Oriental Village Langkawi also has a petting zoo – Machinchang Petland Langkawi where kids and grownups can spend some time mingling with tame, furry exotic animals and birds and pet them. There is also VR Universal and SkyRex – a 3D adventure ride to enjoy with family and friends.
Timings and Ticket Fares
Oriental village Langkawi timing starts daily 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. The shops and food stalls, on the other hand, are open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. When visiting the village, there is no need to pay an entrance charge. However, you will have to pay for the activities and events you wish to partake in.
The cost of a Langkawi SkyCab ticket begins at 55 MYR per person. The Skycab Langkawi ticket price vary depending on the ride you choose, which range from VIP trips to glass bottom car rides to 360 degree panorama rides. Your Sky Cab ticket includes admission to Sky Dome and 3D Art Langkawi. The Langkawi Sky Bridge entry ticket will cost extra and can be purchased once you reach the top station after your cable car ride and costs about MYR 6 per adult and MYR 4 per child.
Oriental Village is a wonderful place to visit with family and friends. The park’s activities, and adventure experiences offer a fantastic opportunity to learn about the uniqueness of the island while having fun. Whether it is a family vacation, a reunion with old friends, or simply a romantic interlude, this attraction is suitable for all and will definitely linger in memories long after the trip is over.