Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Kilim Karst Geoforest Park...

Salah satu tempat menarik yang patut dikunjungi jika anda datang ke Pulau Langkawi...

The Kilim Karst Geoforest Park in the eastern part of the main Langkawi Island features magnificently formed landscape of nearly vertical to subrounded limestone hills with pinnacles of various shapes and sizes, can be viewed on limestone Setul Formation.

The northeast region of Langkawi, encompassing the three river basins of Kilim, Air Hangat and Kisap and the neighbouring islands of Langgun and Tanjung Dendang are spectacular in its beauty with the geological and landscape resources, the seas, the mudflats, beaches, the wetland mangrove and the unique fauna and flora that have long coexisted in these ecosystems.

The eagle and the cave system found in this area have also contributed to the myths and legends of the Island. The name 'Langkawi' is said to have been derived from the Brahminy Kite bird which is the most dominant faunal species in the area.

Gua Cerita or in English, Cave of Stories, which lies in the northern tip of the park, has many legends and beliefs associated with it - the giant bird Garuda, the epic fight between Rama and Rawana and Sang Gedembai - a humanlike giant female creature with a power to curse anything to turn into stone.