Kilim Karst Geoforest Park
Escape to the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park
Though the bustling city and popular destination does entice most tourists, for some, those kinds of areas do not suit their traveling taste. They might prefer strolling through lush vegetation, challenge the land’s highest peak, or immerse themselves in the place’s most holy or ancient grounds. Thankfully, most destinations offer activities that cater to all its visitors. However, if travelers want to explore something more specific, like coming face-to-face with the nation’s wildlife, then visiting parks, like the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park in Langkawi, Malaysia, is definitely the place for them.
Predominantly surrounded by limestone, this emerald haven located on the North-East of Langkawi, is the best spot to marvel at Malaysia’s most beautiful and unique natural formations. Here, travelers will be able to be up close and personal with Mother Nature, because besides the curtain of vegetation covering the landscape, they can do so much more. Visitors of the park may hop on a kayak and explore Gua Kelawar (literally meaning, the bat cave, and put their trust in the provided flashlight, as they exchange whispers with the bats. They can also watch the various species of fauna scurry within the thick forest or fly above their heads; and get a chance to feed monkeys and see these curious creatures nab peanuts for their palms.
Because of Kilim Karst’s natural beauty, visitors just can’t get enough of immersing themselves within the magnificent environment, and feel like they are interacting with Mother Nature herself. To perpetuate this experience however, Trip Guru suggests that visitors should do their part to preserve the park’s appearance. Do your best to leave the area looking the same way you entered by producing as little waste as possible, and by leaving the animals alone (unless the guide allows you.)
To get to the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park from Langkawi, hire a vehicle and head northeast toward Jalan Padang Gaoang. Then after 3.1km, turn left onto Jalan Padang Gaoang. Continue on for 7.9km, before you turn right onto Jalan Ulu Melaka. Once you get to the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Jalan Tanjung Rhu and continue on until you reach the Geoforest Park.