Whether you’re heading to Langkawi by flight or by ferry, the first thing you see when you look down into Langkawi is the famed Eagle of Langkawi with its wings spread out, ready to take off and soar in the magnificent skies of Langkawi! Considered to be one of the best places to visit in Malaysia, Eagle Square is one of the few spots that not only portray the beauty of Langkawi but also the symbolism behind it’s oneness with nature!
Let’s take a look at what Eagle Square is and what it is that makes it one of the top interesting places in Malaysia!
Set next to the famed Lagenda Park, Dataran Lang, also known as Eagle Square is set smack-dab on the edge of Kuah Town and on the southeast corner of Pulau Langkawi! This man-made attraction is the personification of what Langkawi is all about: a secluded paradise where man and nature are on the same wavelength, where eagles fly and rainforests abound!
Nestled on approximately nineteen acres of beautiful landscape, Eagle Square is a sight to behold for tourists visiting this destination! Considered to be one of the best things to do in Malaysia, this destination is all about intriguing fountains, serendipitous ponds, quaint eateries and one-of-a-type shops, all lending a charming air to the lovely monument in the center: the Eagle!
Eagle Square is a tribute to the eagle, which is the symbol of Langkawi. In fact, the name Langkawi is derived from the old Malay language name for Eagle, where Helang stands for Eagle and Kawi means reddish-brown. The setting of the Eagle on the star-shaped platform clearly signifies the place of the eagle in the history of Langkawi and its destination as one of the best tourist attractions in Malaysia!
If you’re looking for things to do in Langkawi, why not board a bus or hail a taxi and head to Eagle Square with is amazing 12-meter tall statue of the Eagle, its miniature fountains, its perfect bridges and quaint cobbled terraces? Eagle Square is open twenty-four hours and is the perfect place to take a few souvenir pics, admire the Andaman Seas, watch the Langkawi ferries ply over the harbor and have the perfect dining experience in the cool evening breeze!
One of the best spots for lunching on Eagle Square is the Eagle View Seafood Restaurant with its wide variety of local seafood delicacies. After lunch, you can opt to look around the Square or head to the nearby shops selling chocolates. You can also pop into the Taman Lagenda Dalam Langkawi; a park where the legends of Langkawi come to life!
The ideal time to head to Eagle Square would be either early in the morning or late in the evening, when the sun is at a low ebb. Day tends to be very hot here with the sun blazing down, so if you’re heading there during the daytime, wear comfortable clothes and a hat to avoid sunstroke. Remember, Eagle Square is a famous landmark set by the ocean and visited by many tourists through the day. Avoid littering, since it creates an eyesore and could be carried into the sea causing harm to the marine species.