Top Things To Do In Langkawi – Langkawi Cable Car & Sky Bridge
Langkawi Cable Car, also known as Langkawi SkyCab, is probably the best attraction on the Langkawi island. This cable ride to the peak of Gunung Machinchang at 850m/2,788 feet high above the sea level. The total length of Langkawi Cable Car is 2.2 km/1.4 mile, with a journey time from the base to the top of around 15 minutes. It was officially opened in 2003, some 14 years ago.
So during our company’s trip to Langkawi in May, the girls and I took the opportunity that our hotel, Berjaya Langkawi Resort is located right next the Langkawi Cable Car, made a trip to The world’s steepest cable car ride on a Sunday morning. A standard return ticket costs RM40(Malaysian)/RM55(non-Malaysian), and express lane access costs additional RM50 per person. I’d highly recommend the express lane ticket just to avoid the queue as the crowd could be very daunting most of the time. To me, time is more important than spending a little extra money.
Langkawi Sky Bridge
The cable car ride up was at parts scary and shaky when strong wind hit the cable car. We got off at the top station to get to the Sky Bridge. This iconic curved suspended bridge is built on top of the Machinchang mountain, suspended from a 82m high single pylon, hangs at about 100m above ground. At any one time, Sky Bridge can accommodate up to 250 people at the same time. However, in order to access the Sky Bridge, we will have to either walk a distance down from the top station, or pay another RM10 for adult and RM7 for children for the Sky Glide (separate from the standard cable car ticket). Sky Glide is a gliding cabin on a 94 meters of track length, accommodating up to 12 passengers or per trip. It takes less than 2 minutes for the cabin to travel from top station to Sky Bridge, but the queue was moving extremely slow the morning we were there.
Nonetheless, the wait to the Sky Bridge was well worth it. The view from the Sky Bridge is captivating although it was foggy most of the time we were up there. At the peak of Gunung Machinchang, which is the second highest mountain in Langkawi, Sky Bridge offers some spectacular views of the island. On a clear day, you can see all the way to the mainland and south west Thailand. Unfortunately, we went on a moody morning and the mountain was covered in a thick fog. The walk on the Sky Bridge was a little wobbly, definitely scary for some of faint hearted visitors who are afraid of heights. Our phone reception even thought that we were in Thailand and went on international roaming when we were in the Sky Bridge.
Final Thoughts – Langkawi Cable Car Experience
This was my second time riding the Langkawi Cable Car and I still love it. The bird’s-eye view from the Sky Bridge is just amazing, as well as the entire cable car journey up and down the Gunung Machinchang, where you could soak up the lush green view on one side, and the beautiful sea view on the other. If you are in Langkawi island, Langkawi Cable Car is definitely a must see and top things to do.
Have you been to Langkawi? Or do you have a favourite cable car ride? Do tell me your experience!
Langkawi Cable Car official Website: http://www.panoramalangkawi.com/
Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
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This looks so amazing! I would definitely want to do the cable car and skybridge. I love getting an aerial view of a new place. And that foggy mist makes it even more pretty and mystical.
My lunch came back up a little just from looking at the pictures haha I don’t do well with heights! I’ll be down to take the cable car but I think I’ll pass on the walkway, especially the glass panes!
I’ve only been to Malaysia once and that was for a business trip, the only thing extra-curricular I did was eat, which was amazing! I definitely need to go bak and be a tourist. This looks like a great way to see the whole island, I am sure the views are stunning.
I would totally be one of the crazy ones who get on the glass panel! This is an awesome bridge!
OOOH! I would love this! I love cable car rides and sky lifts. My favorite is probably at Natural Bridge, Kentucky, just because it’s so peaceful. But I wouldn’t even glance down at the glass panel. Despite my love of cable cars, I’m afraid of heights.
Oh wow these views are incredible! I wasn’t able to make it here when I went to Malaysia, but now wish I had. Luckily I’m not afraid of heights so would probably love this 😉
Ohhh the sky bridge and cable car look wonderful! I love when places are super foggy like this – makes for some beautiful photos!
What an engineering feat — beautiful bridge! It’s too bad it was such a foggy day, because that one photograph where you get a break in the weather, shows what an amazing view you’d have from up there. I would totally do this!
I didn’t know that there are a sky bridge and cable car in Langkawi. Those are fantastic ways to catch the stunning mountain and ocean views! I wouldn’t mind paying a little extra to skip the line!
I love the cable car rising through the fog. It looks so magical, inviting and intimidating at the same time. This would be something that I will have to do when I visit Langkawi.
Your pictures are beautiful! I hope to visit one day 🙂
Even on a cloudy day, this looks quite awesome! I would love to take the cable car and check out the skybridge here! Looks like you can get some nice views sans clouds!
Oooh that looks pretty scary! Absolutely stunning though. I’ll keep this on my list if I visit!
Wow looks so cool
I’ve been to Malaysia three times but am yet to get to Langkawi. This looks fun, especially with all that mist around!
Hi Allison! This is quite an interesting post that you have. I myself have been to Langkawi before with a bunch of friends. Of course, our itinerary included the cable car as well.
I was pretty worried while waiting for it to be my turn to get on the cable car as I wasn’t feeling quite well that particular day. Nevertheless, I felt a lot better once I reached the top. The cool and fresh air must have helped! It wasn’t as foggy as you mentioned when I was there.
Overall, my friends and I really enjoyed our experience there. Your post was lovely to read and your pictures are breathtaking. I look forward to more of your posts!
Glad you still had a great time in Langkawi! Thank you for your kind words and your support on my blog too! Take care!
How far or better question, how do you get from St. Regis to here? What else could we combine in this what I assume would be a day trip of our honeymoon?
Langkawi Cable Car is on the other side of the island from St Regis, but you can either arrange the transportation directly from the hotel’s concierge or you can use “Grab Car”, the Uber equivalent here. This is probably the top must do thing in Langkawi, apart from enjoying yourself at this beautiful hotel.