Langkawi Cable Car
The Langkawi cable car project was first mooted in 1999 by the then Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad when he flew over Gunung Machinchang in a helicopter during his visit to Langkawi. The project was a joint venture by Doppelmayr of Austria and a local company.
The Cable Car system is the latest tourist attraction for Langkawi and is located at the Oriental Village, a theme shopping centre housed in 30’s individually designed buildings showcasing Malaysian and Oriental architecture.
The attraction located on the southwestern coast of the main island of Langkawi, is just a 30 minutes drive from Kuah town and 15 minutes drive from Langkawi International Airport.
There are three stations which named as Base Station, Middle Station and Top Station.
The Base Station is located at the Oriental Village, a theme shopping centre housing 30 individually designed buildings showcasing Malaysian and Oriental architecture. From this base, visitors can take the ride to the Machincang range via the Langkawi Cable Car on gondolas. The SkyDome, a 360-degree panorama screen dome theatre located at the Base Station, offers visitors free viewing while they are waiting for their ride on the Cable Car. The gondolas arrive at the station around every 30 seconds. The cable car may be closed 2 days a month in predetermined maintenance schedule, and in bad weather condition.
An intermediate Cable Car station on the eastern ridges provides access to the eastern cliffs with its 3 vertical chimneys and the 360-degree views. The gondolas make a 45-degree turn at this “angle station” to reach the top. The journey from the Base Station to Middle Station covers 1,700 meters in length. The Middle Station is at an elevation of 650 m above sea level, visitors can alight at the station and walk up to the viewing platform, or continue to travel on the gondolas for another 450 meters up to the Top Station.
For Top Station, there are two circular viewing platforms at the top of Gunung Machinchang, which are both a short walk up the stairs from the top stationand offer 360° views. The top station is located 708 m above sea-level is about 5 °C cooler than the lowlands.
- CompanyLangkawi Cable Car
- Category Attractions
- Location Langkawi, Kedah
- Tag Attractions in Kedah, Attractions in Langkawi, Langkawi Cable Car, Things to do in Malaysia
Cable Car Station, Oriental Village, Burau Bay, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Tel: +604 - 9594 225