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The Oriental Village with its SkyCab and the SkyBridge is a highlight for many tourists on Langkawi. The activities and sights in Langkawi are diverse, but almost everybody visits the Oriental Village during their stay.

Langkawi – day trip to the Oriental Village

If you have enough of the beaches on Langkawi or if you just want to do something different, a day trip to the Oriental Village is really worthwhile. We will show you in this article what you can do on site, how you get on the mountain top and the famous SkyBridge.

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The way to the Oriental Village of Langkawi

The Oriental Village is about 15 minutes northwest by taxi from the airport and 45 minutes from the main town of Kuah. From Cenang Beach, where many of the tourists stay and where our accommodation was located, it is about 30 minutes.

The prices by taxi are unfortunately hardly negotiable since the taxi drivers have fixed prices to the various sights on Langkawi. From Cenang Beach to the Oriental Village the price would be more than 50 MYR, about € 11.

The entrance of the Oriental Village on Langkawi

Alternatively, you can rent a scooter and drive yourself to the Oriental Village on Langkawi. We did that on our last visit and the route past the airport along the coast from Cenang Beach to the Oriental Village is very easy. And luckily, there isn’t much traffic on that way.

Arrival at the Oriental Village of Langkawi

There is no admission for the visit of the Oriental Village and it is open daily from 9.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. In the artificially created village you can go for a walk, visit the shops with the souvenirs or eat something in the restaurants.

The lake and shops in the Oriental Village, Langkawi

Furthermore, the Oriental Village offers more attractions like the SkyDome, an Animal Farm, a 3D museum, a spa or even Segway tours. The highlight, of course, is the ride on the SkyCab cable car up to Gunung Mat Cincang, Langkawi’s second highest mountain.

The Oriental Café in the Oriental Village on Langkawi

If you would like to buy a few souvenirs or something else, then we want to give you a hint. The island of Langkawi, including the Oriental Village, is a duty free zone. That means you won’t have to pay on all possible products. You can even buy alcohol a lot cheaper.

The SkyCab cable car to Gunung Mat Cincang

A must-do in the Oriental Village of Langkawi is the ride on the gondolas of the SkyCab up the mountain. Tickets can be purchased directly at the ticket counter or online. The price is currently 55 MYR (about € 12) per person. Included in the price are the return ticket and entrance to the 3D Museum, SkyDome and SkyRex.

The entrance to the cable car, the SkyCab of the Oriental Village on Langkawi

Usually the queue isn’t too long, but at the weekend many locals also visit the Oriental Village, which can affect the waiting times. With the tickets you go right to the entrance and wait for one of the gondolas. Inside there is room for about 6 people.

View from the SkyCab at the Oriental Village on Langkawi

Gondola of the SkyCab in Langkawi's Oriental Village

After a ride of about 5-10 minutes you get off at the first platform, where you can already enjoy a great view of Langkawi and the island archipelago as well as the Telaga Harbor Park and the Oriental Village in the valley. Otherwise, there is not much to do, which means you can go back to take another gondola to the top of the mountain with the SkyCab.

The view from the first platform of the Langkawi SkyCab

Arrival at the summit of Gunung Mat Cincang

After another 5 minutes ride in the gondola you will eventually arrive at the summit. There are two viewing platforms. First the guests will be directed to the right platform. From there you have a great view of the area with the famous SkyBridge and of course the second platform, which you can reach via a bridge.

Viewing platform on the summit of the Oriental Village, Langkawi

The view on the second platform is very similar to the first. But there is a snack bar on the middle floor where you can buy something to drink and eat if you have not brought anything. A good spot to take a short break. By the way, in good weather conditions you can even see Thailand and the island archipelago around Koh Lipe from the platforms.

View from the platforms at Thailand from Langkawi

Now you can take the stairs down from the second platform and enjoy another view of the gondolas of the SkyCab. Then you will arrive at another counter. If you would like to visit SkyBridge, you can buy a ticket for 5 MYR (about € 1.10) here. With this you can take the stairs down to the SkyBridge by foot. We recommend this option, because the gondola costs extra to get there and usually has long waiting queue.

The Langkawi SkyCab in the Oriental Village

The Langkawi SkyBridge

The 125 meter long rope bridge is located at an altitude of 700 meters, just below the summit of Gunung Mat Cincang. In 10 minutes you will manage the stairs downwards, as the way through the jungle is relatively easy and well maintained.

View at the Langkawi SkyBridge in the Oriental Village

Once on the SkyBridge, you can go from one side to the other. Do not worry, the bridge sometimes moves a bit, which is perfectly normal with a rope bridge. On the bridge there are also some glass plates, where you can see the abyss beneath you. Otherwise, the SkyBridge is rather a short stop, which costs you even at very slow pace only a few minutes.

Tobi on the SkyBridge of the Oriental Village on Langkawi

More info on all attractions can be found on the website of the Oriental Village. Definitely a nice day trip that is recommended on Langkawi.

Have you ever been to Langkawi and the Oriental Village? Did you also visit the SkyBridge? How did you like it there? Give us feedback in the comments.