Kilim River Cruise Langkawi

Kilim River Cruise is one of the activities you can do in Pulau Langkawi. You can visit UNESCO Geo Sites and feel the delights of nature. Read here for more information about the best destinations in Malaysia.

Kilim River Cruise Langkawi Summary

  • Attraction: Kilim River Cruise Langkawi
  • Location: Kedah Malaysia
  • Attraction Type: Attraction in Malaysia

Kilim River Cruise Langkawi

The Kilim Nature Park Langkawi spreads over an area of 100sq. km that features a mixture of protected green mangrove forests, isolated white beaches and blue lagoons. Through this Kilim River Cruise, you will be able to witness the wonders of the park’s marine ecosystem, flora and fauna and its natural habitats. You’ll get to see eagles here, in a great number too. The eagles include white-bellied fish eagle, brahminy kite and the gigantic sea eagles.

You might even get the chance to feed them. Birdwatchers would love this place as it is a great place to do so during the migratory seasons in September and March. The cruise will come to the Andaman Sea, located in the northern coast as it exits the Kilim River through The Hole in the Wall. It is named after a narrow opening between walls of limestone cliffs that connect the river to the open sea. It is at this narrow gap which provides a sheltered area for a fish farm.

Visitors at Kilim River Cruise could hand feed the various marine life – groupers, bat fish, blue spotted stingrays, lobsters, mantis prawns and snappers. It also has a floating restaurant where visitors could choose their seafood selection from the fish farm and have the restaurant cooked the way they desired.

Kilim Nature Park is located on the northeastern side of Langkawi Island about 13km from Kuah town and is accessible via Jalan Kisap.

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Kilim Geo Forest Park (or Kilim Karst Geo Forest Park as its full name) is one of the three Geo Forest parks associated with the Langkawi Geopark. The other two are the Machinchang Cambrian Geo Forest Park and The Dayang Bunting Marble Geo Forest Park. Langkawi Geopark comprises the whole of Langkawi Island, which is one of the districts of Kedah State, Malaysia. Langkawi started as a fishing village until its revelation as a UNESCO Geopark.

Not so long ago, Kilim was a laid-back place where people’s activities are connected mainly to small scale fishing. Today, this park can be regarded as the most successful ecotourism destination in Langkawi where economic activities have vastly improved. The beauty of this geo forest park lies in its diverse natural geological, biological and cultural resources with high heritage value. These elements have been the pillars for the success of its ecotourism.

Among the remarkable features found here are the pristine mangrove and limestone forests, dramatic karstic landscapes and landform and colorful cultures. this geo forest park is also unique because it is the only place in Malaysia where one can find a coexistence of coastal karst and mangrove ecosystems. These unique landscapes provide new experience to tourists who flock this area to observe a wide spectrum of geological heritage diversity, such as various types of rock, beautiful caves, coastal and island karst morphologies, fossils, as well as rich mangrove fauna and flora.

Langkawi was endorsed as the 52nd Global Geopark by UNESCO on 1st June 2007, making it the 1st geopark in Malaysia and the Southeast Asia region. This endorsement was given due to its significant Geo heritage features like landscapes, caves sea arches and sea stacks, drop stones, fossil and local community involvement. Langkawi Geopark is a member of the Asia Pacific Geoparks Network and The Global Geoparks Network (GGN).

*Credit: visitkedah.com.my, kilimgeoforestpark.com

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Langkawi Tourist Information Centre
Kilim River Cruise Langkawi
Phone: +604-966 7789/955 715

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