One of the main landmarks and main attractions on the island of Langkawi is the Langkawi Cable Car. The gondola, also known as the Langkawi SkyCab, takes visitors 900 meters via air link to the top of Gunung Machinchang.
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Cable car ride on Langkawi cable car
The Langkawi Cable Car, also known as the Langkawi SkyCab, is a gondola lift and one of the main attractions on the island of Langkawi (Malaysia). It opened on November 1, 2002. It is one of the steepest single-wire ropeways in the world. The incline is a whopping 420 degrees. Each gondola can accommodate up to 6 people, with a total capacity of 480 kilograms. The distance covered by the cable car is 919.5 meters. The goal is Langkawi’s second highest mountain, Mount Machinchang, which is at 705 m. This is one of the oldest rock formations in Southeast Asia, formed about 550 million years ago. At an altitude of 650 meters there is already a stopover. Already there you can enjoy a spectacular 360-degree all-round view. Then we continue to Gunung Machinchang, to the 705 meter high peak. There is also the Langkawi Sky Bridge, the longest free-floating suspension bridge in the world. 265 steps separate you from the sky bridge.
Langkawi Sky Bridge
A highlight on the Gunung Machinchang is of course the Langkawi Sky Bridge. The 125 meter long Sky Bridge is an architectural marvel. From there you have a fantastic view and panoramic views of the stunning island, the turquoise Andaman Sea and the mountains covered with green jungle. Enjoy one of Langkawi’s most breathtaking views and get a bird’s-eye view of the island. In good weather, you can see as far as the mainland to southwest Thailand.
number of visitors per year
Unfortunately, no information is available on this. However, it is one of Langkawi’s most important attractions, so it can be expected to see several thousand visitors a day.
- Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m
- Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m
- Friday to Sunday and public holidays from 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m
Note: Langkawi SkyCab operation is weather dependent.
Tickets for the Langkawi Cable Car
Long queues at the SkyCab station must already be expected in the morning. We therefore recommend buying tickets in advance.