The Sky Bridge of Langkawi

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If you are planning a Malaysia holiday, then just note down one address in your diary- it is the famous Sky Bridge of Langkawi. Engineered at a heart-pumping altitude of 2,300 feet (700 metres) above the sea, this bridge is something which is an enigma! You will feel the blood pumping furiously into your veins and your heart almost leaping onto the mouth, once you plan to traverse this 410 feet serpentine structure! No amount of words is enough to describe the sensational thrill which envelopes one when he/she is at this sky bridge. Interestingly, this is also the site where the climax of Shahrukh Khan-starrer ‘Don: The Chase Begins Again’ was filmed!



Langkawi tourism thrives and depends highly on this sky bridge, which is easily the best attraction of the town. The place has to be accessed using a cable car. Since, the elevation is quite high, there is a slight nip in the air. Therefore, it is advisable to slip into some extra clothing before you start your journey. The bridge virtually looks eye-to-eye with the mountains in its neighborhood. Tourists get a hypnotic hawk-eye view of the Earth beneath. It is a thought which in itself is so stimulating that one wonders how good the real experience shall turn out to be! Many backpackers make a visa for Langkawi specially to check out this attraction.

One must state in this regard that the bridge is 100% safe. There are resting grounds or stopovers where tourists get to stand and look down! It is certainly not something for the weak-hearted. The photographers and the click-addicts also get countless opportunities to take snaps and post them on their blogs and facebook profiles (just to earn the ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ of their not-so-lucky friends).

The Sky Bridge of Langkawi has predefined stations and there are also facilities (at the terminals) for food and souvenir-shopping. However, binging & shopping should not be your prior reason for making a visa for Langkawi!  They are just add-on facilities and it is the jaw-dropping view from the bridge which pulls in tourists in thousands every year. Of course, there are a few other stunning sky bridges as well in the world, but it is Langkawi tourism which can, perhaps, boast of having the best.

Nandini Muralidharan is an engineer-turned-writer, possessive bibliophile and a travel junkie. She loves love collecting random bits of information about any place she visits, and weaving a story out of it. An obsessive photographer, she records any memory of a place from the beautiful Helsingor castle to the “Delizia icecream – keeps you tongue tied” signboard on the highway. Currently, she writes for WeAreHolidays.

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