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Malaysia, Langkawi – Sky Bridge and Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls

Published: 28.3.2020
Our stay on the beautiful Malaysian island of Langkawi is nearing the end and the last trip is ahead. Today we set out on the most famous icon of the island, the Sky Bridge. The bridge is less than 20 kilometers by car from Pantai Cenang.

The Sky Bridge, suspended from the top of Mat Cincang mountain, is 125 meters long, 1.8 meters wide and was completed in 2004. It was modernized between 2012 and 2015 and is now fully accessible again. The bridge is located 660 meters above sea level and can accommodate up to 250 people. It provides visitors with stunning views across the jungle and the sea to the wide surroundings thanks to its curved shape. The bridge is suspended by cables attached to 82 meters high pylons at a height of 100 meters above the ground. It took a year to build and helicopter assistance was required.

Sky Bridge   Sky Bridge

výhled ze Sky Bridge

The bridge can be reached with the SkyCab cable car, which takes you to the highest station possible. From here you can reach the Sky Bridge on foot or by using the SkyGlide cable car. The fare to the top costs around 85 MYR (less than 500 CZK) and it is paid separately for entry to Sky Bridge and use SkyGlide. In Malaysia it is a relatively expensive admission, but the attraction is so interested that there is no wonder at all.

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We arrive at the parking at Oriental Village, where the SkyCab cable car station is located, which takes visitors to the Sky Bridge itself. Oriental Village is such a chaotic colorful village, almost cheesy entertainment center, where almost always literally head to head. We realize immediately that it was definitely advisable to buy tickets online in advance. It is only three hours before we reach the summit. Taking advantage of the advice of our taxi driver, we head to the Telaga Tujuh Falls.

Oriental Village

Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls are truly a wonderful natural attraction and you should not miss their visit to Langkawi. Telaga Tujuh means seven wells, which are a great place to swim. There are seven connected natural pools between the waterfalls. The path to the waterfalls is not quite attractive, along the gas pipeline along with unpleasant macaques, but it is only a short walk, whose conclusion is really worth it. The waterfalls are beautiful, the water is clear and clear, so it seduces many locals and tourists to swim. You can swim under the main waterfall as well as above it, where there is also a viewing platform from where you can watch the cable car and Sky Bridge.

vodopády Telaga Tujuh   vodopády Telaga Tujuh a vyhlídková plošina

vodopády Telaga Tujuh   vodopády Telaga Tujuh

After refreshing, we return to the cable car station to Oriental Village. Although we have a ticket for an exact hour, we have a long waiting in the queue. The ride is quite adrenaline. The cabin really swings a lot at a very high altitude, so it's not even easy to enjoy the view of our waterfalls emerging in the middle of the jungle. However, we are safely getting up. There are several circular observation platforms, from where there is already an amazing view. Then you can use SkyGlide for a surcharge and take a ride straight to Sky Bridge, but we recommend a short walk. Although the way back is steep and full of stairs, it is ideal for stretching after sitting in a cable car. Sky Bridge is a very interesting building, where in addition to the aforementioned great view across the island, you can also look in two glazed places directly into the "abyss" below each other.

vyhlídková plošina na vrcholu hory

Sky Bridge is an interesting place on the one hand, but really challenging for those who don't like crowds (and heights). Therefore, after a visit, we can also relax on the nearest beach (about 10 minutes walk from the bridge).

GPS: 6°23'12.6"N 99°39'44.3"E

 

Text and photos: Veronika Schubertová



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