Langkawi UNESCO Geopark
The Langkawi Global Geopark
As the 52nd Global Geopark, awarded by UNESCO, the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park is the first for the South East Asia region. A rich ecosystem with a bountiful of unique floral and fauna to discover.
The Machinchang Geoforest Park is estimated to be between 450 to 550 million years old with the oldest known rocks in the region.
The Kilim Geoforest Park is a world-class nature attraction with gorgeous limestone landscape, an extensive mangrove forest system and coastal wetlands.
Dayang Bunting Geoforest Park on Dayang Bunting Island sets one of Langkawi’s most well-known natural attraction; the freshwater lake perched on the very edge of the ocean. Beautiful marble caves abound the island and is among the best marble quality in the world.
Langkawi was endorsed as the 52nd Global Geopark on 1st June 2007 by UNESCO and it became the first established Global Geopark in Malaysia and South East Asia. Langkawi is certified as the Global Geopark because of the well-established management, significant richness of its geological diversity, biological diversity, cultural heritage and community involvement. The island covers an area of 478 km2 with stunning landscape and sceneries resulted by various geological process es that have occurred around 500 million years ago.