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Langkawi SkyBridge in Malaysia

Follow this curvy bridge up in the mountains and touch the Malay sky

Best time: January–August

Langkawi SkyBridge
Langkawi SkyBridge
Langkawi SkyBridge
Langkawi SkyBridge
Langkawi SkyBridge
Langkawi SkyBridge

Do you think that bridges are only built to help people cross water reserves? What about a bridge above mountains? The Sky Bridge in Malaysia was erected in 2004 on top of the Gunung Mat Chinchang mountain on Pulau Langkawi island. It is 125 meters long and it rises about 100 meters above ground. It is made completely of steel, and all of its elements were lifted by helicopters before they were attached together and places on a single pylon.

The Sky Bridge is only for pedestrians and can hold 250 people at once. One can see Malaysia's green hills, sand beaches, and the blue curves of waves in the Andaman Sea at the same time.

The great view is a reward for those who are not afraid of heights and manage to reach the Top Station. By the way, you may choose to walk 15 minutes along the mountain or take a paid ride in a Sky Glide cabin.

The high season in Langkawi is between January and March, but crowds of tourists may make for a lengthy queue. Meanwhile, during the mid-season April to August can be slightly rainy and less warm, but for fewer people on the bridge, it may be more worthwhile. Moreover, mid-season usually offers lower prices, thus, you can stay longer in the area.

Practical info

What is the Langkawi Sky Bridge made of?

Constructed purely from steel, the impressive Langkawi Sky Bridge connects the elements that were hoisted by helicopters to a single pylon. Its purpose is to bestow visitors with breathtaking views of the green hills, sandy beaches, and the Andaman Sea that distinguish Malaysia's beautiful landscape. Show more

How high is the Sky Bridge in Malaysia?

Located atop the Gunung Mat Chinchang mountain on Pulau Langkawi Island, the Sky Bridge in Malaysia measured 100 meters above terrain level. This makes it an incomparable destination for tourists seeking something extraordinary, as they can relish and take in the eye-catching views from such an elevated position. Show more

When is the best time to visit the Langkawi Sky Bridge?

Although available for visitors all year round, the recommended period to visit the Langkawi Sky Bridge is between January and August when heavy rains are less likely to interrupt activities. However, high-season months from January through March attract hordes of people, which result in more extended waiting times. Conversely, the mid-season from April to August is less crowded, with lower prices, although it can be rainier and cooler. Show more

How many people can the Sky Bridge hold at once?

At any point, the Langkawi Sky Bridge can accommodate 250 people, ensuring that visitors can line up, walk on the bridge for some time, savor the spectacular surroundings, and capture pictures without overcrowding. It's notable that the bridge is exclusively for walkers, and the Top Station on Gunung Machinchang is only accessible by hiking for 15 unremitting minutes or paying for a ride on the Sky Glide cabin. Show more

Is there any other way to reach the Top Station apart from walking or taking a Sky Glide cabin?

The only feasible way tourists can access the Sky Bridge on top of the Gunung Machinchang mountain is from the 'Top Station,' which is the end of the cable car ride. While visitors have the option to walk or pay for the Sky Glide cabin, which is shorter but costlier than walking, there is no other way to get to the top. Visitors must choose based on their preferred method of travel. Show more

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