Friday, May 21, 2010

Kilim Geoforest Park, Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi island is situated in the north-west of Malaysia ( in the state of Kedah ). Langkawi has three geoparks i.e. Machinchang Cambrian Geopark, Dayang Bunting Marble Geopark and Kilim Geopark. What I am going to tell you is about Kilim Geoforest Park. It consists of the limestone hills or outcrop. It is located on the eastern part of Langkawi.

According to geologists, the hills had existed there over 400 million years. The area looks like the one in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. The rock outcrop and the sea made this area beautiful. Langkawi obtained international recognition and awarded a World geoPark Status in June 2007 by UNESCO. It also gained a listing in UNESCO Global GeoPark Network. This area has significant rock formation.

The welcome sign board to the area.

The rich bio-diversity of the area made it appealing for the natural enthusiasts.

A view from the boat.

The special rock with peculiar formation.

The jetty to the Geoforest Park. 

The jetty point at Kg.Kilim.

The waiting visitors to the park.

Sun set in Langkawi  tells many stories to visitors....

This area is managed and promoted by Langkawi Development Authority. If you like to visit this area, go to Kg.Kilim jetty and take a boat. Many boats are available on demand. It advisable to go in the morning as morning breeze can energise you. You can have your lunch at the floating restaurant which offers sea-food and local delicacies. Happy travel.

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