Taman Legenda how much of Langkawi's history do you know?
Taman Legenda (Legend Park)
The island of Langkawi has always been surrounded with legends.
A visit to Langkawi will be incomplete if you do not visit Taman Legenda (Legend Park). Here at this park, you can learn about all the legends that made up the character of the mystical Langkawi.
The 50 acre park consists of 17 monuments, each with a story to tell, amidst scenic gardens of various flowers and plants. There is also 4 artificial lakes and a beach forming a fitting backdrop for buildings that house Langkawi’s rich heritage.
The park was built at the cost of MYR37 million on reclaimed land and was officially opened on April 27th 1996. Inside the park, you will get splendid specimens of traditional Malay handicraft and cultural artworks. It is located 400 meters from the Kuah Jetty and is within easy reach from the town centre.
Taman Legenda is one of the best places to visit if you want to have a quick overview of Langkawi’s history.
For example, one of the many interesting legends that explain how Langkawi town derived its name “Kuah” (Malay for Gravy) is the legend of Mat Raya and Mat Cincang. Legends speak of these two formidable warriors having a duel, which resulted in the formation of several landmarks around the island like Gunung Raya and Gunung Mat Cincang. Kuah is said to be formed when the two warriors, while fighting overturned a bowl of gravy.
Other lesser known legends of Langkawi depicted in Taman Legenda include the legend of Pandak Mayah's spear, the legend of Pulau Hantu (Ghost Island) and the legend of the Mermaid's Golden Ball.
Apart from being able to learn about the rich heritage of Langkaw Island, this superbly maintained park is also an ideal place to go for a stroll and enjoy the peaceful ambiance of what Langkawi has to offer. The locals here also regard the well-maintained Taman Legenda as one of their favorite picnic spots on the island. But if you find walking too tiring, it is also possible to hire a buggy to explore the park.
Taman Leganda - Opening Time and Entrance Fee
The park is open daily from 8am until 11pm.
the entrance ticket will cost you MYR5 for adults and MYR2.50 for children. I am not sure about the age limit for children though.
For groups of 15 persons and above, there is a 10% discount on the entrance fee.
Directions to Get here
It is located by the seashore just 400 meters from Kuah Jetty alongside the CHOGM Park and Al-Hana Mosque. In fact it can be considered as part of the main part of Kuah Town.