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The Oriental Village

The Oriental Village is located around a beautiful lake,at the foothills of the grand Mt. Machincang Mountain. It is surrounded by dense greenery and has the best tourist attraction in the country ‘The Langkawi Cable Car ride’- a must-visit hotspot.

The base station of the cable car is in the Oriental Village and compounds in Teluk Burau (or Burau Bay). It has 3 stations in total going along the cable car line, covering about a 2.2 km in total at an incline of 42 degrees.

At the Base Station visitors are taken to the Machincang mountain range giving them the views of the seven Wells waterfalls (Telaga Tujuh), the sea and the lush green rainforest. The Middle Station where visitors can get off and walk up towards the viewing platform. The Top Station will take you to the peak of the Machinchang Mountains by a short walk up the stairs. There is also a café at the top for refreshments with views of beaches and islands from the distance and cool breath of wind.

It is an exciting ride and there is an exquisite Hanging bridge (also called Suspension Bridge) some hundred feet below the top station. It has a great view and while walking on the bridge you will feel as the earth is swaying beneath you. Also a climax scene of an Indian Movie ‘DON’ (starring Shah Rukh Khan) was shot here at this beautiful Bridge.

Apart from the famous cable car there are some other attractions in The Oriental village such as a mini zoo for children and a deer farm where you can walk freely in and close to them, buy animal feed and hand feed them. Then there is Langkawi Elephant Adventure Geopark where you can get jungle rides on elephants in a Malaysian-style elephant pannier.

The Village also features many galleries including the Langkawi Geopark Information Center which exhibitsthetypes of pre-historic stones and rocks around one billion years old.

UKM-The National University of Malaysia; displays research exhibition

The Tiger! Tiger! Gallery and Exhibit; this gallery showcases live exhibitions of Malaysian tigers.

The Oriental Village in has many retail outlets, boutiques, kiosks, souvenir shops, a food court etc. The Zon Duty-free Emporium and Langkawi Shopping Zone are the biggest retail stores here. The Spa facilities also available at Anjun Spa in Oriental Village offering Fish Spa Therapy, manicure-pedicure and other massage options.

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