Langkawi: Scenes from Dayang Bunting Island

The scenic and tranquil Dayang Bunting Island and its mythical lake. Known as Pulau Dayang Bunting (or Pregnant Maiden Island), the island near the south of Langkawi, is well known for its pristine freshwater lake at the center of the island, surrounded by lush hills. The lake is also known as Lake Guillemard and has a local legend involving a tale of a princess.

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Langkawi: Scenes from Beras Basah Island

Pulau Beras Basah, or Beras Bash Island (“Beras Basah” is loosely translated as “Wet Rice”), is an island of the southern coast of Langkawi island. It is usually one of the islands featured in island-hopping tours.

Pasir Tengkorak Beach

Pasir Tengkorak Beach

Pasir Tengkorak Beach

Pasir Tengkorak Beach

Pantai Pasir Tengkorak (or loosely translated as ‘Skull Sandy Beach’) is a rather secluded beach along the northern coast of Langkawi island. The beach faces the southern part of the Thai region and on a clear day, Thailand’s Ko Tarutao island is visible. The beach is located not far from the Crocodile Farm at the Datai area.

According to one of the local legends, the island of Ko Tarutao used to have a prison and prisoners who escaped from the prison would try to swim across the sea to reach Langkawi but they were usually killed by sharks roaming in the sea during that time. Most of their skeletal remains were then swept to the shore of this beach, and hence its name.

Pasir Tengkorak Beach