Langkawi is an archipelago comprising of 99 islands on the Andaman Sea. The Island of Langkawi lies to the North of the state of Malacca in the Southern Andaman Sea. The island group's main town on the main island is Kuah. The highest point in Langkawi is Gunung Raya which rises up to 890m above the sea level.
Langkawi is a beautiful island with natural white sand beaches, lush jungle foliage and craggy mountains. The island was until recently inaccessible and was often described as "Malaysia's best kept secret".
The island was not promoted much until 1987 when it was granted tax free status with the sole intention of promoting tourism. The airport at the island was upgraded and ferry links were gradually increased. Today there are numerous flights to and from Langkawi from several destinations across Malaysia.
Langkawi has today competes with Penang for the title of Malaysia's largest tourist draw. A large number of tourists visit Langkawi from all over the world all round the year. There are several hotels and resorts that line up along the beach. The winter season witness the highest number of tourists. Today, there are direct flights from Europe and Japan.
A major attraction in Langkawi is the Anna and the King Museum which is situated in Oriental village and created from the props of the movie. The film was partly filmed on this island.
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