Langkawi - an island of legends

Langkawi - the largest island of the archipelago of the same name. The island is very close to Thailand, from here to the border of 14 kilometers.

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


 I flew on Langaki Borneo via Kuala Lumpur. Flight can not just. 2 times our Boeing - 737 almost touched the ground, and then suddenly soared upward. The commander was afraid to land the plane, due to heavy rainfall that was somehow directly over the airport, and not even at himself in Kuala Lumpur. As a result, the pilot decided to land the plane at the alternate airport in the same Kuala Lumpur, and then we kept another 2 hours in an airplane, do not let go outside, because the airport was closed, but were allowed to take pictures at the controls of the same Boeing.
 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


And on alternate aerodrome allowed only to take a picture from the window of the plane. There were only planes postal company «Transmile"
 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


I used to domestic flights «Malaysia Airlines", the company ships are painted red and blue, are pictured in the background can be seen the liner company «Royal Brunei" - the national carrier of one of the richest and the smallest countries in the world
 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


Finally, slightly prolonged landing on Langkawi.
 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


This island is a free trade zone, so the prices are nice feast. Such as beer, about 4-5 times cheaper than in Kuala Lumpur. Largest Langkawi inferior to Singapore and an area of 480,000 square kilometers, while the Malaysian government now plans to artificially increase the area of the island up to 500 000 hectares. Mangroves and small islands around the island to protect against floods and tsunamis. The first place of my trip was the "East Village" and the cable car up the mountain Machincha (Mat Chinchang). The village is a small settlement, consisting mainly of souvenir shops and small restaurants.


 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


You can climb the mountain with an intermediate stop at the observation platform located at an altitude of 650 meters above sea level.
 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


Endpoint of the route will take even more pleasure, in addition to beautiful views opening out, there is a heavenly bridge - Langkawi Sky Bridge unique buildings with a single pillar in the middle, with him as a beautiful view, and when you walk on it, the feeling is that he gently swaying, and beneath you gorge with a depth of 250 meters probably.
 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends

 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends

 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends

 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


And from the very top, you can see an abundance of small islands of the archipelago of Langkawi, and fixing his gaze to the north you can even see the island of Tarutao, Thailand belongs.
 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


Going down the cable car, I went on a boat to swim to the second largest island in the archipelago - Island Dayang Bunting. A total of 104 Malaysian archipelago of Langkawi island, and only 4 of them are inhabited: Pulau Tuba, Pulau Singa, Pulau Bunting Dayyang, Pulau Langkawi.
 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


On the island of crystal clear water and very very many monkeys.
 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


Buy somewhere for half an hour, we went to a bar to drink a cold beer, well there and bought a bag of chips. Seeing this, to us at the next table came a little monkey. My friend, with whom we made this trip began to entertain the monkey chips. Taking 2 slices of potato chips, monkey quickly realized where we We reach them, and a 2 jump was at our table, and then grabbed the bag and jumped into the woods.
 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends

 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends

 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


On this lake there is still a freshwater lake Pregnant Virgin (Lake of Pregnant Maiden) - this is the main attraction of the island Dayang Bunting. According to legend, the lake used to bathe beautiful princess Dayang Sari Putri. Once I saw her naked prince and fell in love. He had unsuccessfully courted her, and then turned for help to the sage. He said that she would love it, but if Prince Feeds mermaid tears. Soon they were married, they had to be born child. But suddenly the princess learned about the tricks of her husband. She gave her child the waters of the lake, giving them magical powers, and she flew into the sky. Since then, the lake is considered the best remedy for infertility and after swimming in it childless couples can look forward to the appearance of progeny. Around the lake is surrounded by hills covered with forest, and for tourists made wooden decks, jutting deep into the island, which allow to jump in fresh cool water.
 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends

 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


Here you can ride on a catamaran with solar panels. The only difference from the conventional catamarans is that a rooftop solar panel enables him to move, but the truth is a very slow rate. So you can swim to the middle of the lake and quietly drift there.
 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


Macaques are everywhere and they steal everything, so it is best not to leave belongings unattended while swimming in the lake.
 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


When I back up the stairs from the parking lot to the lake of our boats, two macaque attacked a middle-aged Japanese women, the reason for this was the fact that she dared to get out of the package apple and start eating it. After that, the monkey jumped on her, in return, she began to close the bag with his hands but they still broke it and took out the coveted apples. So the joke with monkeys fraught.
 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


After I went to the Excursion feeding eagles along the river on the island. Malays first throw food in a place where then bring tourists, and after a boat with tourists sailed begin sounds outboards proud to attract birds that descend from the heights of the water to get the coveted food.
 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends

 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends

 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


The word translated from Malay Langkawi as "Lang" - eagle and "Kavi" - red stone - a mineral that can be found on the island. The island is called the island of legends, the saddest of them - the history pritsessy Maskhuri, she was accused of adultery and sentenced to death. From wounds executed princess white blood spilled, that was a sign of innocence. Before his death, the princess cursed seven generations of inhabitants of the island. Langkawi for centuries plundered by pirates, neighbors - the Thais, the island was subjected to shock element. Only when the last representatives died seventh generation, the authorities decided to create a center of tourism on the island, in 1987 the island became a free trade zone. On the island gradually emerged asphalt roads, a new ferry terminal and the international airport. The journey on the river led to the national park "Kilim".


 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


Here you can see the caves assemblage of bats.
 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


There is something like a farm where you can see, touch and feed these rays.
 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


And yet in Langkawi I first time in his life tried durians. How have I wrote when I was on the Thai island of Phuket.
 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


Langkawi as well as in Thailand, there are snake farm, I visited one of these, it shows the standard show with mangrove snakes and pythons. Python managed sfotkat close-up, even on a bar of soap.
 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


Kiss the snake, but what kind of snake, I did not understand exactly what is not mangrove snake and Siamese cobra.
 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


Since then gave sfotkatsya python, but it is very squeezes his neck, and I got scared a little, began to "insure" your hands.
 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends


Map Vista Alegre.
 

Olbia - North Legend.  Langkawi - an island of legends