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Monday, October 04, 2010

The Famous Sky-Bridge of Mount Machinchang, Langkawi Island.

The Sky-Bridge (a.k.a Hanging Bridge) (N6 23.164 E99 39.736) of Langkawi Island is 'hanged' on Mount Machinchang and it's about 700 meters above sea level.

"Langkawi sky-bridge is suspended at 700 metres above sea level. This unique curved pedestrian bridge spans 125 metres across a spectacular chasm. The view from the bridge is simply breathtaking. You'd be able to view the Andaman Sea and Thailand’s Tarutao Island as well. 

The 1.8m-wide bridge had two 3.6m-wide triangular platforms that provided a spectacular viewing-cum-resting area for visitors.

Unlike straight bridges where you can see from the starting point, the bridge has been curved to provide different perspectives over the land and sea. Convenient triangular platforms located along the curved bridge provide rest areas so you can sit and appreciate both the beauty of nature and an incredible feat of engineering. Langkawi sky-bridge is safe." Source from Langkawi Sky-Bridge.

This photo took from the Langkawi Cable Car Middle Station, background is the Thailand Tarutao Island.

There's a trail at the left of the Langkawi Cable Car (once you get out from the gondola). It was about 50 meters descending from the Cable Car Station with proper stairs where anyone can be access to the Bridge easily.

The trail to the Sky-Bridge

Once we reached the bridge, I quickly took this photo (below) before step on the staircase...

The structure below the Sky-Bridge of Langkawi Island

You will be step on start point of the Bridge which was a 3.6 meters wide triangular platform. The view was Nice!

The Sky-Bridge

Then we crossed the bridge...

The Double Railings design for Safety purpose, 
and the Single Support at the right of the pedestrian.

The bridge is Safe but we felt the little shaking on it, so I did my 'Twist' on it and stop until someone 'Scream'! Haha!

The Hanging Bridge is just single support from the Middle and hang by these steel bar...

The Hanging part of the Sky-Bridge

I was Totally attracted by the Magnificent view at the other end of the Bridge! Wow! It was Fantastic! The Thailand Tarutao Island was clearly appear in front of us! The distance is merely about 13km from the point we stand to the island. The photos below are the Beautiful Scenery from the Bridge.

Tarutao Island (Thailand) across the sea

The Andaman Sea

Another view of the Mount Machinchang of Langkawi Island

The Langkawi Sky-Bridge also won the 'Top 5 World's Scariest Bridges' from TripAdvisor.

Crazy Curves: Langkawi Sky Bridge, Kedah, Malaysia
"This incredibly unique curved pedestrian cable bridge off of Pulau Langkawi island's Gunung Mat Chinchang peak stretches about 400 feet and stunningly sits more than 2,200 feet above sea level. With breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea and nearby islands, this engineering marvel is an acrophobe's nightmare." Read more.

The Langkawi Cable Car view from the Sky-Bridge

We were hanging around the bridge from about an hour until we realized that we haven't take our lunch! That time was about 3pm...So due to filling stomach time, we had to say Bye-bye to the Bridge and the Mountains...

The trail back to the cable car station was steep...or maybe we were hungry?! :)

Bye! Sky-Bridge of Langkawi

After came out from the cable car station, we thought we can find some foods around the Oriental Village, but after walking around...we decided to drive to Cenang Beach for our lunch!

Some shots about the Oriental Village of Langkawi Island.

Oriental Village

Related post :
My Trip to Langkawi Island on September 2010
Grand Continental Hotel at Kuah, Langkawi Island
Underwater World of Langkawi Island
Sunset Of Cenang Beach (Pantai), Langkawi Island
The Lighthouse Restaurant at Tengah Beach (Pantai), Langkawi Island 
The Langkawi Cable Car at Langkawi Island.
Restoran Nasi Kandar Tomato at Cenang Beach, Langkawi Island
The Kilim Geoforest Park of Langkawi Island
The Eagles Feeding at Kilim Geoforest Park of Langkawi Island 
The Fish Farm at Kilim Geoforest Park of Langkawi Island
The Bat Cave at Kilim Geoforest Park of Langkawi Island  
Wonderland Seafood Store at Kuah Town, Langkawi Island
Hole In The Wall Floating Restaurant at Kilim Geoforest Park, Langkawi Island 

The Location map of The Sky-Bridge of Langkawi Island

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