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Photo of the Day – Langkawi Malaysia

Posted by on Sep 29, 2011 | 0 comments

Photo of the Day – Langkawi Malaysia

Just off Malaysia’s west coast, the 99 islands of the Langkawi Malaysia archipelago beckon from the middle of the turquoise Andaman Sea. Coined from the Malay words lang (a brown eagle) and kawi (a local manganese stone), they reign as Malaysia’s most popular holiday destination. Also known as the “Jewel of Kedah,” the islands lure visitors with swaying palm trees on white-sand beaches and exceptional diving. But perhaps Langkawi’s best attraction is its wildlife. The islands are home to two species of primate – the long-tailed Macaque and the Dusky Leaf Monkey. They can be found in abundance not just in the forest canopy but also exploring the grounds of the many luxury resorts in Langkawi Malaysia. Regular monkey sightings were definitely a highlight of my visit to Langkawi on RTW #4.

Langkawi Malaysia

Landing in Langkawi after a short flight from Kuala Lumpur

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