Day 1 went as per my plan. The idea was to keep Day 1 hectic so that Day 2 can be taken lightly as by end of Day 2 we had to catch our flight back to Kuala Lumpur. I didn’t want to rush into anything on Day 2. Things planned for Day 2 were:
- Visit to the Eagle Square.
- Island Hopping
- Cenang Beach again (Because it was so serene I wanted to visit again before leaving).
- Eagle Square: We had out breakfast and then we left for Eagle Square which is also popularly known as Dataran Lang. I convinced my taxi driver to wait of us to take us to the next spot. Finding a taxi can be a cumbersome task because most of the taxis that you would find would be already booked. So better to save some hassle here.
Now here is a little trivia about the Eagle Square and its profound significance. I did a little googling and found this
“Langkawi means island of the reddish-brown eagle in colloquial Malay. The Malay word for eagle is helang – which is shortened to “lang”, while kawi is the name of a red stone used as a chalk to mark goods. This interpretation was used to create the landmark sculpture of an eagle as the symbol of Langkawi at Dataran Lang (Eagle Square) in Kuah, Langkawi.” ~ Source google.com.
It is a great spot for clicking some amazing postcard holiday photos. You won’t be able to take your eyes off the splendid 12 meter high statue of the eagle with its huge wings soaring high in the air. We clicked a lot of pictures there and then we also enjoyed the beautiful view of the bay and witnessed numerous ferries plying across the harbor. It is very soothing and serene. I would suggest that you keep this spot either for mornings or evenings because in afternoon you won’t be able to tackle the scorching heat of the sun. Few pictures that I had clicked there.
When I realized that I have covered all the nooks and corner of the Eagle Square though my lens and got content with the photos we decided to make a move to our next destination. I obviously cannot upload all of them here.
2. Island Hopping: Now the name says it all. You all must have easily guessed what were we up to next. Island Hopping generally takes 3-4 hours depending on how much time you spend on each of the spots. You get to book a complete boat for yourself or you can also make individual bookings for much lesser amounts. As I didn’t know about the individual booking I had to hire the complete boat, yes we had the luxury of privacy but with a little hole in my pocket. I had paid 170 RM for the complete tour.
The first spot was Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park. There isn’t much here to do or see but the experience is delightful. In the middle of nowhere you get to see such a green and nicely maintained Geoforest Park.
We started walking in, running our imagination to the best in guessing what is going to be when this long walk ends. We spotted a lot of monkeys on our way here.
This is the first look that we got of the Lake Guillemard. This lake has it’s own amusing facts and trivia. The most shocking one is that this lake is just separated from the sea by a thin layer of rocks and yet it is a fresh water lake. Isn’t it amazing. It seems as if you have just entered a Green House area. The breeze has a comforting chill and we sat on the plant for a long time.
There were a lot of people who jumped in the lake and enjoyed swimming, although we just settled by dipping our feet in the water. I could also spot some boats but none of us was really interested in boating so I didn’t bother much with its whereabouts. With such a view I could have sat there for hours but we had to make a move after sometime.
We were now heading to the another spot for eagle watching. Personally I didn’t find anything exciting in it, even during the Mangrove Tour I found it just normal and the same was the feeling during Island Hopping. We didn’t spend much time watching the eagles. I didn’t understand the purpose of it. I felt it was made a spot just for the heck of adding a spot in the tour. In no time we were on a move. The next destination was a pristine and gorgeous Beras Basah Island. It was a secluded island sparsely crowded which made it look even more beautiful. Blue water, white sands and green mountains all around, it was a view to die for in every sense.
We spent quite a lot of time here as it was the last spot in our tour. I clicked a lot of pictures here. Every angle and every direction was worth capturing here.
After being satiated more than enough we decided to head back to the starting point. I would again say what I said while describing the Mangrove Tour, it is less about the spots and more about the journey with enthralling views of unknown islands and tropical scenery.
3. Cenang Beach: Without wasting a single minute we were on our way to Cenang Beach. We had our flight back to Kuala Lumpur in few hours but I wanted to see the beach for one last time before we leave Langkawi. We reached the beach and did absolutely nothing. All three of us sat on the shore and talked about random stuff. We watched the sunset and locking those last glimpse of the beach in our eyes we decided to head back to our hotel.
Our bags were already packed, we asked the same taxi driver to drop us to the airport and he agreed. We rushed out with our luggage as my mother has already started panicking since the time was running out. We reached the airport in time and it was a relaxing flight back to Kuala Lumpur.
This was final Day Two experience in Langkawi, Read the other two post here.
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