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Langkawi Cable Car: experience the steepest cable car ride in the world

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If you want to feel on top of the world, then riding the Langkawi Cable Car is a must! Also known as the Langkawi SkyCabs, the cable car ride offers a panoramic view of entire Langkawi and its surroundings. High enough to get a direct view of the waterfalls and flora, the cable cars also allow you to spot the wildlife on the island.

Langkawi Cable Car
Cable Car

The enthralling Langkawi Cable Car ride

Starting at the foot of Mt. Machincang, the cable car rides to the top of the mountain. It goes about 708 meters above sea level. The entire ride is split into two halves and you have the option of getting down at the middle stop.

The middle station allows you to walk till the viewing deck and get a closer look at the flora and birds around. And luckily, you can also see some wildlife catching up on their daily nap. If you want to try other activities then take the Sky trail and trek up from the middle station. The rewarding view at the end motivates enough to ensure that you complete the trek.

The Sky Bridge at Langkawi
The Sky Bridge in Langkawi

Further up, an unparalleled view of lush tropical forests and the surrounding ocean and islands will welcome you. You can see the bigger picture with multiple sites and monuments all visible in the same frame. Once at the top, walk along the Sky Bridge if you want a diverse view of the mountains. Later, indulge in a meal 700 meters above sea level. A perfect reason to just cherish the view for a bit longer, before you begin the ride down

A Guided Experience

When planning your Langkawi itinerary, add a pit stop at the Langkawi Cable Car for a thrilling experience. Build a personalised itinerary with Locaguide and talk to your designated local travel expert to make time for this activity. Ask your local guide to plan your day such that you do not miss the mountain view.

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Take a Tour of Indonesia at Taman Mini Indonesia

Riau pavilionRiau Pavilion in Taman Mini Indonesia Park

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah which translates to Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park is your chance to see the diversity of magnificent Indonesia. And all of it in just under one day!

A short trip from Jakarta, the theme park sprawls over an area of 100 hectares. It holds a realistic miniature reproduction of all the Indonesian islands in a central lake. Surrounding the lake are several pavilions, each representing a different province. Right from the province’s architecture style to an exhibition of the province’s cultural artefacts, everything looks authentic. The centrepiece of this magnificent park is a gorgeous artificial lake, where you can also go for a boat ride.

Istana Anak Anak Playcentre
Istana Anak Anak Playcentre

Taman Mini Indonesia showcases the vast variety of plant species across Indonesia in the numerous gardens created within the park. Also included are a walk-in bird park, multiple museums and a recreation area with gardens, swimming pools and restaurants.

Reflecting Indonesia’s social and cultural diversity, the park holds temples and mosques and religious buildings of several faiths. This in order to showcase the tolerance and religious harmony between the multiple faiths that coexist in the country. Furthermore, the park also showcases cultural performances, events and local delicacies from each of the country’s provinces.

Things to do and see at Taman Mini Indonesia

West Sumatra Pavilion
West Sumatra Pavilion

It is easy to spend the whole day in the park and still not have a chance to experience all that it ought to offer. While here, take the cable car ride to get an aerial view of the park. Or you can also rent out cycles to go through the provinces which you might not able to explore otherwise. Take help from your local guide from Locaguide to find your way around the park. He will also tell you the specialities and the difference in the provinces for a better understanding of Indonesian heritage.

If you missed buying souvenirs during your Jakarta city tour, then you can rely on Taman Mini Indonesia. It is a great place to pick up something from every province of Indonesia. The recreational park stays true to its slogan “Visit Taman Mini, Love Indonesia”. This slogan reminds you of the vastness, diversity and hospitability of Indonesia.

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