Langkawi Geopark features the most absolute and unveiled sedimentary sequence in Malaysia. Langkawi undoubtedly holds rich geological heritage with its superb geological landscape, fossils, sedimentary structures and the erosion effects. To maintain and preserve this heritage of Langkawi, the islands are protected under different authorities of Permanent and Recreational Forest Reserves, administered by the Forestry Department.
Langkawi mainly separates into 3 groups of Islands; The Southern Islands, with a massive tourist population, The North East which are more isolated with not much tourist movement and The Kilim Geopark which is not to be missed.
According to the legends it is said that Dayang Bunting was the name of a gigantic spirit who protected and looked after the islands.The natural landscape of Langkawi which is a result of the early geological processes has made the Langkawi Geopark a land of reality and fiction, legends and history; twisted together to perplex and mystify the senses of any visitor.
The Kilim Karst Geoforest lies in the north-east of Langkawi Island. The landscape is unique with its ancient limestone formation and compasses three river basins that extend from Kisap village to Tanjung Rhu. It is 90 minutes’ drive away from Langkawi International airport.