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Langkawi Geopark

Short Brief

Langkawi Geopark is Malaysia’s first established geopark located in the far northwestern corner of Peninsular Malaysia. It is also the first geopark in South-east Asia under the banner of UNESCO Global Geopark Network. Located in the State of Kedah, the Langkawi Geopark is unique in the sense that it comprises 99 islands that formed the legendry Langkawi archipelago. The integration reveal on conservation of nature (geodiversity and biodiversity) and cultural heritage, education to public and local economic empowerment through sustainable nature tourism. The conservation of rich nature comprises of geodiversity and biodiversity are in the form of Geoforest Park representing unique record of 550 to 240 million years of geology and landscape known as Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park, Kilim Karst Geoforest Park and Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park. Beside these geoforest park also protect biodiversity in diverse habitats including mangroves, tidal flats, beaches, estuaries, coral reefs, caves, limestone and many more, harbour various life forms. Located along the Straits of Malacca, famous historical trade route in South East Asia, this island accumulated legend, myth and historical connected with the region. This heritage combined with the existing traditional fishing and farming village adds charm to local culture.

Information

Jalan Ayer Hangat 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
04-950 2130
geopark@lada.gov.my

Transportation

Jalan Ayer Hangat 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
04-950 2130
geopark@lada.gov.my