Pulau Dayang Bunting Marble Geopark, Langkawi, MALAYSIA
A few tourists asked me about Langkawi during our (Rachel and I) way back from Cambodia. It seems to be Langkawi is very popular with the European and the North American tourists. They seems to have a lot of interest and knowledge in Langkawi and Penang, maybe Tourism Malaysia did they part well there. Langkawi now, is very much different than it used to be. My first trip to Langkawi dated bac k to 1990s, where the tourist attractions were only the Mahsuri tomb and a few beaches. Now, it is a different place altogether.
One of the must join tour in Langkawi is the island hopping tour. The highlights of the tour will be the Pulau Beras Basah (island) and the Pulau Bunting Marble Geopark (island). I did write a short post about Pulau Beras Basah a few weeks ago, you can check it out here.
The Pulau Bunting Marble Geopark has been around since the 1990s. The uniqueness of this island lies at the center of the island, a lake. A fresh water lake within an island is something that you don’t see often.
To access to the lake, it will take a while to climb up and down the stairs from the jetty. Surrounded by nature, the island is still well maintained after so many years.
While walking the pathway, do beware of the wild monkeys of the island. As nice as they looks like, please bear in mind wild monkeys carry certain diseases such as herpes.
After a short walk, we reached the lake. Surrounded by nature, the lake was clean and the view was amazing.
There were “couple boats” for rent and we wouldn’t mind spending a few ringgits for a ride. We enjoy our little moments on the lake, enjoying the sights and sounds surrounding the lake.
AS we thought that was it, we spotted a few tourists enjoying the “fish spa”. There were lots of catfish in the lake.
Many people would dip their legs as the catfish will swim around the legs. Well, it was fun! Ticklish but enjoyable!
Langkawi is no longer just a tax free island with cheap booze. There are more to see in Langkawi then before. Do check out their mangrove tour and also the island hopping tour. It is worthwhile to join such tours. It was better than expected!
How to get to Pulau Dayang Bunting Marble Geopark, Langkawi
There are local tours in most hotels in Langkawi offering island hopping tours. Pulau Dayang Bunting Marble Geopark is usually included in the tour.