Exploring Langkawi: Southeast Asia’s 1st UNESCO Global Geopark

 Things To Do In Langkawi Island
Posted by Sakhthi Suthakhar on 25 Mar 2024

Beyond Langkawi’s spectacular landscapes, breathtaking beaches, captivating mangrove forests and jungle vistas await a more fascinating journey still… a journey back in time. Geological time. Not hundreds, thousands, or millions, but hundreds of millions of years.

Southeast Asia’s first UNESCO Global Geopark invites you to experience one of the world’s rarest natural wonders. And journey back to when the earth was young…

UNESCO Global Geoparks (UGGp) are single, unified geographical areas recognized by UNESCO to have rich archaeological and biological heritage which are managed according to a global concept of protection, education and sustainable development.

On 1st June 2007, Langkawi was endorsed as the 52nd Global Geopark by UNESCO, making it the 1st geopark in Malaysia and the South East Asia region. Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark comprises of the:

 

  • Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park

 

  • Kilim Karst Geoforest Park

 

  • Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park

 

  • Kubang Badak BioGeo Trail

 

Each of these geoforest parks showcases significant geological, biological and cultural heritage. With an abundance of natural wonders, from ancient rock formations and dramatic mountain peaks to a wealth of flora and fauna, the Geopark experience is one not to be missed. So keep your eyes open and your camera ready when you visit Langkawi!

Conclusion

What better way to explore Langkawi’s Geoforest Parks by renting your car with LangkawiBook where you can navigate the island at your own pace and convenience while ensuring a hassle-free experience.

Additionally, you may book our Langkawi SkyCab Cable Car Ticket to explore the Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park, our Langkawi Mangrove Tour to marvel the rich archaeological of the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park and our Langkawi Island Hopping Tour to discover the enchanting Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park. So, gear up, explore, and LangkawiBook!

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